Pelikan Edelstein Amber ink review

17 December 2013 By ian

Pelikan Edelstein Amber ink

This is a lovely ink! How often do I say that? Rather a lot. I do like inks. I mean it every time though. Some inks are just a fundamentally beautiful colour and, to be honest, that’ll do it for me on its own. But others, like Pelikan Edelstein Amber for example, have character, have life to them. They’re more than just colour. Part of that is the packaging, I suppose, and the bottle this ink comes in is solid and well-designed and exudes luxury before you even put any ink in a pen. Once you do, the ink, although well-behaved in terms of dry time and flow, has a life of its own.

The scan above is a fairly accurate representation of the colour, on my screen anyway. It’s not as orange as in the photo above. It is quite a flat colour but the shading lifts it in a completely gorgeous way.

Pelikan Edelstein Amber ink review

Update Tuesday 17thDecember, 2013
Jane asked, in the comments, if this ink was waterproof so I did a little test.


I think it’s safe to say it isn’t. To be fair, it doesn’t claim to be either.