This is an updated review of this ink. I first reviewed it in August 2020 and was less than complimentary. The ink manufacturing for the company was at one time outsourced, I reviewed an outsourced ink. Now that manufacturing is in house I took the plunge and tried again and am glad I did so feel the ink needs an updated review.
Finally I get to try one of the new inks from Birmingham Pen Co. Their inks used to be made in Germany and bottled in the USA. They are now manufactured and bottled by the Birmingham Pen Co. in the USA. Three inks have been released, all are blue. I recently received a bottle of Shippingport Atomic Power Station – electron.
I am pleased to see that the Birmingham Pen Co have started to list some of their new in-house manufactured inks as I am so looking forward to trying them. Todays ink is from previous stock having been manufactured in Germany and bottled in the USA. The plan is to recreate all the inks in the USA. In previous reviews I have described the packaging and pricing, the new inks are priced at $US9 for 30ml and $US14 for 60ml.
NB an update to this review was posted 10/04/2021
It has been awhile since I have reviewed a Birmingham Pen Co ink. I am still loking forward to their US based production of inks to become available. This ink is a blue-black which is not a colour I usually favour but it was what I selected when I got to choose a free ink to go with a pen I purchased.
Another ink from one of my favourite companies. This ink is not one I would have chosen but I got a free bottle with a pen I bought so thought go out on a limb and get something you wouldn’t usually buy. I have reviewed five Birmingham Pen Co. inks so far and still rate the inks and service from the company. In the past the inks were made in Germany and bottled in Pittsburgh, production is moving so the inks can be made ‘in house’, consequently Birmingham pens are carrying very little stock presently but they will be back with more.
I had hoped this ink would have arrived for me to include with my previous petrol inks review. I had ordered a 6th Avenue Pen from the Birmingham Pen Co and it came with a free 30ml bottle of ink so I chose this. It didn't arrive in time so this is a stand alone Petrol Blue ink review.
I am towards the end of the 30 inks in 30 days challenge and plan to review the inks I used but went and left some things I needed at work so in the meantime another great ink from the Birmingham Pen Co. Links to the company are in previous posts which can be accessed via the categories section of my blog. I purchased all my ink directly from the Birmingham Pen co and they currently cost (in US dollars) $5.99 for 30ml and $9.99 for 60ml.
I reviewed my first Birmingham ink in September 2018 (older reviews can be seen by clicking the Birmingham Pen Co under categories) but already I need to update. There were 59 colours available in September 2018 and now I count 74 available shades. The Birmingham Pen Co. sells other inks as well as their own, the proprietary inks retail at $US9.99 for 60ml, $US5.99 for 30ml and $US1.99 for a 4ml sample. Irrespective of the volume purchased they are very reasonably priced ranging from 16.7c/ml for the 60ml bottle to 50c/ml for the samples. The other thing to mention before I forget, postage was very reasonable and I had all my inks within a week (Pittsburgh to New Zealand). I have nothing but the highest praise for all my dealings with the Birmingham Pen Co. and their exemplary customer service. They now also offer monthly ink flights for US residents, they seem to be very popular as attested by the numerous photos on IG.
Another ink from the Birmingham pen company. I wasn’t planning on reviewing another of their inks just yet but I received this as a freebie when I had a dud pen replaced. I had bought a couple of fountain pens from Birmingham pens and one would not write, I tried everything I could think of to no avail. Nick at Birmingham pens very kindly replaced the pen for me and sent me a bottle of this ink. It is not an ink I would have bought seeing it on the web site however the writing experience is quite different, I have filled my pen a number of times as I am using it a lot..
Birmingham inks are not available in my part of the world, consequently I had never heard of them until recently reading about them on another blog. When I visited the website I was impressed with the range of colours available (59 on my last count) and the price. The Birmingham Pen Co. sells other inks as well as their own, the proprietary inks retail at $US11.99 for 60ml, $US7.99 for 30ml and $US1.19 for a 5ml sample. Irrespective of the volume purchased they are very reasonably priced ranging from 20c/ml for the 60ml bottle to 24c/ml for the samples. The other thing to mention before I forget, postage was very reasonable and I had all my inks within a week (Pittsburgh to New Zealand). I have nothing but the highest praise for all my dealings with the Birmingham Pen Co. and their exemplary customer service.