Ink Line Overview: Pineider Inks

Many new ink lines have been introduced lately, many by pen manufacturers testing their skills in the ink market. Esterbrook, Diplomat, Otto Hut, and Pineider are a few of these. Today I will be looking at Pineider’s first ink run.

This ink line consists of 6 colors – Black, Sepia, Red, Blue, Turquoise, and Green.  I purchased my samples from Vanness for $25 for the 75mL bottle or $3.10 for a 4mL sample.

Pineider Red is a bold red that looks a bit pink in lighter applications. It never hurts the eyes – a good plain red. I only saw shading in the large swatch, not in writing.

Pineider Green has just a touch of yellow in the undertones but overall is well-balanced between yellow and blue. I did find a bit of sheen at the edges of some letters, although I would call it a halo rather than an actual sheen. Shading didn’t really show in the writing but it is there in the swatch.

Pineider Turquoise shows shading in writing but no sheen. It is a bit bluer than the majority of turquoise inks in my collection and a touch lighter than Aurora’s turquoise.

Pineider Blue also showed some shading in the writing sample and is more of a blurple than a pure blue. Blue is the only color in this collection that pushes away from the standard color.

Pineider Sepia was my favorite ink of this line – slight shading, a hint of red undertone, and lighter than most brown inks that I have sampled.

Pineider Black is more a cool-toned dark gray. I was a bit disappointed at how light it was even in the writing sample.

Above is the Pineider ink line – a solid, standard ink selection. I hope this isn’t the last we see from Pineider – their ink so far is well-made and priced affordably ($0.33 per mL). 

DISCLAIMER: The items included in this review were purchased by me and I was not compensated to write this review. Please see the About page for more details.


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  1. I like the term “halo” for sheening at the edges of letters. I hadn’t come across the word used for that effect before, but it’s a term I needed without knowing it.

    These Pineider inks all look serviceable, but I have too many other inks that cover these bases to want to pick up any of these. But I appreciate the overview; I have been wondering about these inks, and now I know.

    Thanks, Jessica!

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