I'm on a quest to find the perfect ink for each of many different color and other categories. Here's what I have for greens thus far
For greens, I'm looking for two different types of greens:
- Light green - a beautiful vibrant light tea green with lots of shading.
- Green - a solid green with some shading and/or sheen, not too blue or yellow, and not dark or olive green.
For this review, I've done a comparison of the following inks thus far:
- Diamine - Emerald Ink sample vial
- Nagasawa Kobe - #19 Minatogawa Lime Ink sample vial
- Vinta Inks - Sea Kelp Leyte 1944 Ink sample vial
- Colorverse - Albert Ink sample vial
- PenBBS - #159 Bitter Herb Ink sample vial
- Pilot Iroshizuku - Chiku-rin 15 mL ink bottle
- Diamine Inkvent - Mistletoe 7 mL ink bottle
- Colorverse - Sea of Tranquility Ink sample vial
- Monteverde - Olivine Ink sample vial
I'll update with PenBBS Forgive Green, Diamine Elf, Diamine Holly, and Diamine Sherwood Green once I get all of those inked up in every pen.
For each ink, I test on CD Apica notebook, Life Noble notebook, Rhodia dot paper, Tomoe River paper, and HP Premium32 paper. I accidentally bought the cream-colored Life Noble Notebook to use for this, so the colors come out different on that. The pens I'm using are a flex pen (Waterman or Noodler's Creaper with a Waterman nib), Pilot Metropolitan, Lamy Safari, and 2 Nemosine stub pens.
Please ignore my "Green" and "Light Green" headings for pages. That was to help me space out the ink samples in my notebooks, but I didn't always categorize inks properly based on what color I guessed they'd be. I also had to start over on the Chiku-rin because I didn't clean the pen out properly, which made it come out way more yellow than the ink actually is. There are also a few drips and smears from other inks because I'm not super careful about stacking paper.
I'm not particularly concerned with water resistance in general, so I didn't intentionally review that aspect of any ink. I accidentally spilled some water on Diamine Emerald on TR. As you can see, it's not super water resistant, lol.
I had a hard time taking images that looked properly lit and accurately captured the ink colors. Mad props to all those lovely reviews on FPN with beautiful images. If anyone has any tips/suggestions about how they do their ink review photos and uploads, please let me know.
Edited by Wistful-Ink, 18 May 2020 - 18:17.