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I Need A Green That Matches My Latest Acquisition

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#1 Chouffleur



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Posted 05 July 2020 - 12:34

I just bought a Parker 75 Custom Laque (Green) which is pictured below. I'd like suggestions on inks that match it in color (the green not the gold). Specifically inks whose color match the pen when *wet*. This means that looking at ink reviews is not going to be an optimal route to glory as the *dry* color won't give me that magical buzz you get when a fountain pen lays down a line of ink in a color that you just expected sight unseen because of the appearance of the pen.


So the target of this post is people like @amberleadavis and @Wistful-Ink who write reviews and therefore see the inks in their beautiful, fresh-from-the-nib state.


I have a limited exposure to inks but here are a few of my prejudices so far:


I like Iroshizuku, Diamine, and Levenger.

I'm neutral on Noodler.

I don't like Pelikan Edelstein.


I will consider any brand no matter how obscure but my taste runs to bright colors so bear that in mind.


The pen has a fine nib and I mostly write in Leuchtterm 1914 notebooks.


Thanks for your help.





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Posted 05 July 2020 - 14:40

You mention bright colors, but the color of the pen looks very dark on my screen.  You might consider Rohrer & Klingner Verdigris.

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 14:52

Please have a look at Diamine Evergreen, Green-Black, CultPens Deep Dark Green :)

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 15:32

Please take a look at Pelikan 4001 Dark Green: http://www.fountainp...n-pelikan-4001/

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 16:09

I don't have an ink suggestion, but I must say, what a beautiful pen!

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 16:39

Diamine Mistletoe, Colorverse Sea of Tranquility, and/or Monteverde Olivine = first three inks to be seen here.

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 18:42

Diamine Umber

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 22:37

Take a look at Visvamitra’s review of DeAtramentis Dark Reseda Green here:


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Posted 05 July 2020 - 23:16

Why not give MB Irish Green a try?
It even has some water resistance as well.

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 23:28

Of all these dark greens, Noodler’s Green Marine is probably my favorite second to Pelikan Edelstein Olivine. I love how Green Marine behaves in my Sheaffer Green and Gold Legacy Touchdown. (Though Noodler’s can eat ink sacs and vary a bit in color from batch to batch.) I like the shading as well, but below are a selection of scans, mostly from my blog.


There’s also the Pelikan 4001 dark green, but I find it too dry for most pens.


Given your dislike of Pelikan’s Edelstein, by bright I’m guessing you mean saturated? Also, aside from sheening inks and iron gall inks, most inks just look slightly darker when wet. You’ll get more color variation from the nib width, flow, and paper type.


Levenger’s Gemstone Green: http://harmless-dile...tone-green.html


Pilot Iroshizuku Shin Ryoku: http://harmless-dile...shin-ryoku.html


Noodler’s Forest Green: http://harmless-dile...rest-green.html


Noodler’s Green Marine: http://harmless-dile...een-marine.html


Noodler’s Sequoia Green: http://harmless-dile...uoia-green.html


Noodler’s Army, maybe: http://harmless-dile...dlers-army.html


Noodler’s Eternal Hunter Green: http://harmless-dile...nter-green.html


Diamine for Cult Pens Deep, Dark Green: http://www.fountainp..._dark_green.jpg





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Posted 06 July 2020 - 00:10

I was thinking of J. Herbin Lierre de Sauvage.  A tad brighter than the pen when wet, but that is what you want?



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#12 MuddyWaters


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Posted 06 July 2020 - 00:16

Take a look at Visvamitras review of DeAtramentis Dark Reseda Green here:

Sexy... Seems to match the most from choices here up to now.

Link to a post about ergonomics I made: http://www.fountainp...with/?p=4179072

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 00:47

Levenger Forest Green
Edelstein Olivine and Aventurine
KWZI Pine Green

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 01:01

Diamine Dark Forest!

A cold dark green, not oversaturated - should be close to that nice barrel.





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Posted 06 July 2020 - 03:10

I just bought a Parker 75 Custom Laque (Green) which is pictured below. I'd like suggestions on inks that match it in color (the green not the gold.) 


Levenger Forest Green

Diamine Delamere; November Rain (if youd like sheen)

Sailor Miruai

If youd like a bright green (rather than a dark match), Monteverde Hope Green is a current favorite. I have been using it in a Sheaffer with a dark green body, similar to your new purchase, and love the combo.

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 07:37

Sailor Shikiori tokiwamatsu would be my suggestion. Maybe Pilot Iroshizuku syo-ro (dew on pine tree) in its standard line-up; that is relatively brighter than the 100th Anniversary colour hoteison.

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 15:35

take a look at Franklin Christoph Midnight Emerald... its a deep green that is quite nice and gets far less attention than it deserves




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Posted 09 July 2020 - 19:27

Very nice looking pen.  If it were mine, I would fill it with Sailor Epinard.

Edited by XYZZY, 09 July 2020 - 19:28.

#19 amberleadavis


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Posted 11 July 2020 - 22:21

I was going to say Diamine Green Black.

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