Well, it's not worth getting fired over a Lamy Safari ...
Originally Posted by warhawk
And yes, fountain pen ink is all a smudge-able liquid when it's in the pen and applied to the paper. Some inks dry faster than others ... fast inks you have to really try to get a smudge, and slow ones you practically have to put up a "wet paint" sign.
But once the ink dries on the page ... that's when things really get different. Some inks can get washed off almost entirely with just a bit of water ... some will smudge but still be quite legible under the mess ... and some will stay perfectly unsmudged no matter how wet they get.
Try Noodler's black, for example. Once that dries on the paper, you can leave the paper underwater overnight and not one jot of ink will have moved or smudged.
Be there or be square. Only I can do both!
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