Following are the results after 3 month of sun exposure. If you’re interested to learn more about my lightfastness project I recommend you to read my initial article on this link.

Note that in this article I only show inks that’s been terminated after 3 months of exposure. For previously terminated inks please refer to the Month 1 update and Month 2 update.

Before providing the samples, let’s take a look at a list of inks that are still being exposed:

  • Noodler’s Ink Apache Sunset
  • Diamine Salamander
  • KWZI Ink Iron Gall Red #3 1402
  • KWZI Ink Iron Gall Blue Black 1106
  • J. Herbin Cacao du Brésil
  • Pilot Iroshizuku yama-guri
  • Sailor Jentle Doyou
  • De Atramentis William Shakespeare
  • Aurora Black
  • J. Herbin Perle Noire
  • De Atramentis Archive Ink
  • Sailor Nano Sei Boku Blue Black Ink
  • Platinum Carbon Ink Black
  • Noodler’s Ink Black
  • Noodler’s Ink X-Feather
  • Noodler’s Ink The Heart of Darkness
  • Noodler’s Ink Lexington Gray
  • Noodler’s Ink Black Swan in English Roses
  • Noodler’s Ink Bad Blue Heron
  • Noodler’s Ink Bad Green Gator
  • Noodler’s Ink Rome Burning
  • Montblanc Meisterstück 90 Years Permanent Grey
  • Montblanc Permanent Blue
  • P. W. Akkerman #15 Voorhout Violet
  • Pilot Iroshizuku kon-peki
  • Noodler’s Ink Turquoise American Eel
  • Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green
  • Diamine 150th Anniversary Safari


1946 Parker Quink w/ Solv-X Permanent Royal Blue

Vintage 1946 Parker Quink Permanent Royal Blue Rhodia sample
Vintage 1946 Parker Quink Permanent Royal Blue HP Copy sample

~1940’s Parker Quink w/ Solv-X Permanent Blue-Black

Vintage ~1940’s Parker Quink Permanent Blue-Black Rhodia sample
Vintage ~1940’s Parker Quink Permanent Blue-Black HP Copy sample

Iron Gall

Pelikan 4001 Blue Black

Pelikan 4001 Blue Black Rhodia sample
Pelikan 4001 Blue Black HP Copy sample

Rohrer & Klingner Salix Iron Gall

Rohrer & Klingner Salix Iron Gall Rhodia Sample
Rohrer & Klingner Salix Iron Gall HP Copy Sample

Dye – Red

Sailor Jentle Grenade

Sailor Jentle Grenade Rhodia Sample
Sailor Jentle Grenade HP Copy Sample

Montblanc Corn Poppy Red

Montblanc Corn Poppy Red Rhodia sample
Montblanc Corn Poppy Red HP Copy sample

Dye – Violet

Private Reserve Tanzanite

Private Reserve Tanzanite Rhodia sample
Private Reserve Tanzanite HP Copy Sample

Dye – Blue

Diamine Majestic Blue

Diamine Majestic Blue Rhodia sample
Diamine Majestic Blue HP Copy sample

Dye – Green

Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrün

Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrün Rhodia Sample
Rohrer & Klingner Alt Goldgrün HP Copy sample

Dye – Gray & Black

Pilot Iroshizuku kiri-same

Pilot Iroshizuku kiri-same Rhodia sample
Pilot Iroshizuku kiri-same HP Copy sample

Parker Quink Black (~2000’s)

Parker Quink Black (~2000’s) Rhodia sample
Parker Quink Black (~2000’s) HP Copy sample

And that’s all for today. Hopefully these results will help you choose your ink easier if you’re after the long term performance. Let me know what you think in the comments down below.



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  1. Marylin Smith February 19, 2018 at 05:16

    Thanks for sharing Daniel….amazing!


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