I want to use fountain pens for as much as I can. Unfortunately, there are some limitations. For example, issuing bills or highlighting text.
The latter has just changed though when I finally received the ingredients for my very own highlighter fountain pen.
That's what you will need:
Now slide off the original nib the pen came with and attach the stub nib. Fill the converter with the ink and you are good to go.
It really is a joy to highlight using a fountain pen.
Pelikan also offers green highlighter fountain pen ink. And as fate would have it, there is also a green, translucent Jin Hao 992:
Something I noticed is that you shouldn't highlight too much too fast. This is still a downside of using a fountain pen for highlighting. The 2.9 nib is letting out lots of ink, so it can easily happen that the ink doesn't flow fast enough and the pen stops writing. If that happens it's sometimes enough to wait for a few seconds or gently shake the pen. But I also had to press down new ink using the converter as well already.
Note that these specific observations only apply to the Jin Hao 992. Other pens will work differently.
I have yet to try to eyedropper the Jin Hao 992 for highlighter use. Maybe ink flow will improve. I will do this as soon as my transparent 992 arrives. The neon-yellow ink will look gorgeous in the pen. Really looking forward to it.
Enjoy the photos of this eyedroppered highlighter Jin Hao 992.
Finding the perfect ink is hard. I by myself am on the search for the perfect dark, deep blue. I went for Asa Blue, Majestic Blue, Sargasso Sea and Oxford Blue in 80 ml flasks. My free samples are Sapphire Blue and Midnight Blue.
For my use (dark, deep blue) I like Asa Blue the least. It's too bright for my taste and has lots of green in it.
Majestic Blue and Sargasso Sea are the ones I like the most so far.
What is sure, however, is that I'm going to test every single one of them out in the office for a few days each and see how it goes.