I’ve resisted getting a sample of Waterman Inspired Blue based on the reviews that reported it to be too green-leaning. It is a turquoise after all, so a green-leaning cyan, howeve... view morer, not so much so that I would consider it aqua. It’s nicely saturated, flows very well and covers the nib of even my most finicky pen. Because of its availability, I would easily buy this one over others. But other turquoises shouldn’t be discounted: for example, Diamine Aqua Blue, Aurora Turquoise, Taccia Sora Sky Blue, Pilot Iroshizuku Ama-Iro, Röhrer and Klingner Blu Mare, P.W. Akkerman #11 Trêves Turquoise, Scribo Capri Blue, Robert Oster Australian Sky Blue, Kobe #26 Wadamisaki Blue, Kobe Wind Blue, are all similar. For darker, deeper, tones, Pelikan Edelstein Topaz and J. Herbin Bleu Pervenche get a vote. view less
Even though this is called "Inspired Blue", it is a true turquoise, very similar (but lighter) than Lamy Turmaline. Very nice ink flow. No shading, but color will vary from a very ... view morelight turquoise in a pen with a fine nib to a deeper, bright turquoise in a pen with broader or stub/italic nibs. view less
Inspired Blue is a very nice turquoise. It shades well on quality paper, and I even noticed a bit on some low-quality paper. Like other Waterman inks, it's very well-behaved. If... view moreyou're looking for a bright cheerful blue with some shading qualities, this is a great choice. view less
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