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Papier Plume - Streetcar Green, Paper Tests And Mini Review
ManofKent posted a topic in Ink ReviewsPapier Plume - Streetcar Green I ordered a bottle of this along with, a couple of other inks, based on Jackokun's excellent review: https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/308298-ink-view-upcoming-ink-street-car-green-by-papier-plume-nola/ Unlike many an ink this hasn't had a large number of reviews so I thought I'd attempt one, with a few paper tests. Papier Plume are based in New Orlean's and don't have a European distributor, but thankfully they do offer international shipping, and their shipping rates are quite reasonable. They sell a range of 15 standard inks in 15ml, 30ml and 50ml bottles (the Moss Green is lovely), but also produce a series of New Orlean's specials in 30ml bottles topped with a wax seal. These are produced in relatively small batches, although there's no indication that they won't be re-issuing them. Streetcar Green is named after the colour of one of the local streetcars (or trams as we'd call them in the UK). Colour: Neither a blue-green or a yellow-green, this is definitely a grey-green, and too green to be mistaken for a green black. It's not a bright colour, but 'restrained' rather than dull. Flow: Very wet-flowing, but pretty well behaved. I had a little nib-creep. Saturation: Moderate. It doesn't looked washed out, but I wouldn't attempt to water this down. Lubrication: Moderate. The nib doesn't feel like it's skating across the page, but there is some lubrication. Shading: Paper dependent, but on good paper there's nice shading, that's readily apparent but not so heavy as to be distracting or overly busy. Sheen: None whatsoever - not a hint of gloss or colour sheen. Rorschach Test: No idea, what you're seeing in this, but it's a fairly accurate colour scan. Paper tests - all carried out using a Bock 1.1 stub in a Namisu Orion: Cheap Copier (scan doesn't fully bring out the green): Tomoe River: Cheap Cardstock (Ryman's own): Rhodia: Lined: Water Resistance: As well as being reasonably quick drying (10-15seconds depending on paper), there's a fair degree of water resistance. The green vanishes, but there's a very readable grey text left after 10 minutes soak. Verdict I like the colour - (the blot and Tomoe River scans, are probably the best representation on my monitor), and it's a nicely behaved ink.