Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Highlighting Ink in a Fountain Pen



What are your thoughts on using fountain pens as highlighters? Do you use them in textbooks or while talking notes? As fountain pen inks are water based and typically not permanent, I’m curious to hear about your experiences using one fountain pen ink over top of another.

Have you ever used any of J. Herbin’s inks as highlighters? Bouton D’ Or maybe?

Image courtesy of vindicarblack on Instagram.


4 thoughts on “Highlighting Ink in a Fountain Pen

  1. A no-brainer surely? The clue is in the word ‘highlighter’. Use a normal one if you must. If you need a fountain pen fully loaded, it appears that you are not highlighting what is important but, highlighting everything … which surely defeats the object?

  2. What writetomeorten said & adding orange indien as awesome for marginalia as it’s dark enough to read easily.

  3. I just got a Pilot Parallel a week ago, 3.8 mm. A perfect size. I have several ink samples, mostly yellow, that seem to be good. Vert Pre is one that I will be trying. It looks like it will work

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