The other day I was looking through the journals I wrote when my kids were babies and toddlers. To my dismay, I noticed the ink is already starting to fade just a few years later. I was smart enough to use acid-free paper, but very stupidly wrote in ball-point pen. I’m going to have to re-write those pages in archival inks if I want to read them years from now.
Something I’ve always appreciated about Quo Vadis planners and notebooks is they use acid-free paper (which is good for archiving). But even the best paper won’t hold the writing if the ink is bad.
For awhile I used Sakura Micron pens because the ink is archival, but the tip doesn’t make for the most comfortable writing experience if I’m writing a lot. I switched a couple of years ago to Uni-ball Signo RT rollerball pens because they are comfortable to write with and have “super-ink” which is designed to resist solvents and fading. However, I don’t know if they are truly archival.
What archival pens/ inks do you recommend?