from Central Illinois, United States
Deep Blue was not what I was expecting it to be. I was anticipating something darker, more of a blue-black. But after I got over my disappointed expectations, I began to appreciate this ink for what it is. This blue is not too bright and not too dull. I did not notice any shading. It is something that looks appropriate in any office or academic setting. It does not feather and dries fairly quickly. This ink may not be as "fun" or dynamic as some of the other blues out there, but if you are looking for a good, all around, general purpose blue, I recommend this one.