Water Resistance Test of Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto 0.3mm Refills
Just a few photos! Sorry the light’s so dim, but it’s the best I can do–school is keeping me too busy during actual daylight hours!
Got the Pilot Hi-Tec-C Coleto multipen 3-refill body, and filled it with 0.3mm refills (Apple Green, Violet, and Pink). @rcannonp on Twitter mused about how some Pilot ink had poor water resistance, while others might not be so bad. Since I’m desperately procrastinating, I decided to snap a few pics before and after a dash of water!
Here’s the pen:
Yes, my camera skills leave something to be desired, but this isn’t entirely my fault this time! The ink spread and became more difficult to read after sitting for a while. And it’s not a camera trick–the purple is separating, leaving a bluish “shadow,” almost like having double vision. The Apple Green is pretty difficult to read, and is not quite legible anymore. The pink isn’t too bad–it’s blurry, but legible. The purple makes my eyes cross, due to the stereo effect…. :-O
So, there you have it! Looks like the pink ink wouldn’t be bad if you spilled some water or got caught in a light rain. The other two didn’t fare as well, but you could still read it if you really tried (especially immediately after the spill).