Best type of ink (and pen) for longevity and clarity over time?
July 2, 2014 10:19 PM Subscribe
I have a document (parchment) that is going to be signed by many of my friends and family which will then be framed and displayed in our house. I would like to know if there is a specific ink that I should use that is especially resistant to fading over time and exposure to light.
posted by JimBJ9 to Media & Arts (15 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I got Don Mattingly's rookie autographed along with a ball signed by half of the 1995 Yankees. Today, you can't make out a single scribble on either. Lesson learned.
So, regular ball-point pen is a no-go. Should I have them use a Sharpie? A fountain pen with some old-timey lead-based ink? Calligraphy brush and crushed exotic beetle dye?