While doing a tedious work project, I meant to reach out to a gel pen of different color to strike out entries I have entered, forgetting that I have pulled out Sailor Fude fountain pen on the desk. As I happily crossed out an entry, I realized, "wait a second, this is not a gel pen!" Looking down at the entry, the broad stroke made by Sailor Fude resembled color blocks made by highlighters. In case you are interested in using fountain pens for as many purposes as possible, using fountain pens with broader nibs (italic and fude nibs will do as well) with a lighter ink can be a highlighter alternative. There are fluorescent fountain pen ink on the market, but if there are inks in your collection that are less saturated and opaque, they are great candidates for highlighting purpose.
|Pelikan Edelstein Amber as an accidental highlighting ink|
|Close up: Pelikan Edelstein Tanzanite as the writing ink.|
|fountain pen ink coupling with gel pen. Not too bad of a result.|