Review: Ink Lightfastness

This winter I decided to test the lightfastness of many of my inks and a few pencils. I thought I’d lost the test sheet but it turns out I had stuck it to a different window when I had checked it. The results are interesting.

Not lightfast, showing large color shifting or significant fading:

  • Chelpark Turquoise
  • Camlin Royal blue
  • Pilot G2 blue
  • Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Blue

Color shifting but line seems the same:

  • Loew Cornell Fine Point Marker
  • Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Black
  • Flying Colors Focus 0.5mm
  • Corner Office Black

No change:

  • Pentel Hybrid Technica
  • Pentel Pocket Brush Pen (pentel ink)
  • Permapague black fine point
  • Faber Castell Pitt Pen Sepia
  • Staples Gel mini- black
  • Sharpie China Marker
  • Derwent Graphitone
  • Derwent Pastel Pencil
  • Pelikan Fount India

The handbook paper which is acid free and a bright white color is now slightly  yellowed.