From the late 1800's, Pelikan inks found use in many different sectors. In 1898 the most important writing inks received product names such as 2001, 3001 and 4001. However the 4001 remains the number one Pelikan ink and it is still sold all around the world. In recent years, Pelikan launched a luxury range of inks called Edelstein, meaning the German word for gemstone. Each colour in the range represents a beautiful gemstone.