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This review is part of a blog post that includes G. Lalo Traditions Notes and G. Lalo Verge de Frace paper. If you would like to read the entire blog post please go here. If not here is the ink review portion:

 

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looks original thanks for sharing

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  • 9 months later...

Wow, how did I ever miss this sumptuous color before? This is the closest sample I've seen to the "perfect" turquoise I see in my dreams.

 

I wonder about how close it is to Waterman South Seas or Caran d'Ache Caribbean Sea.

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SSB is much more intense and more turquoise blue-green, while Cd'A's CS is much more a green-blue turquoise. The DM is much lighter, and almost like a turquoise in a watercolor.

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I recently discovered Diablo Menthe (thanks to Ryan at Pear Tree Pens and his wonderful samples that wing their way downunder) and it has quickly become a favourite. It is very similar to Vert Reseda, in fact, if laid down with a fine but very wet pen (like a fine Parker) and left to dry without blotting, the Menthe will look very similar to the Reseda in a less wet pen. I wonder if the Menthe is a lightened version of the Reseda, or vice versa

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I absolutely love the color in Okami's scan, but I've seen other shots that make Menthe out to be a bit lighter. Does it darken a little after sitting in the pen?

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I find it simply too pale for me. I love the shade of light teal, but there is a real problem with readability. It would be great for highlighting (underlining and bubbles around text), but I can't imagine how to use it as a text ink color.

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I find it simply too pale for me. I love the shade of light teal, but there is a real problem with readability. It would be great for highlighting (underlining and bubbles around text), but I can't imagine how to use it as a text ink color.

 

I bought a sample of it. I wrote about a paragraph and decided the same thing. It's a pretty color, but too pale to read easily.

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I recently discovered Diablo Menthe (thanks to Ryan at Pear Tree Pens and his wonderful samples that wing their way downunder) and it has quickly become a favourite. It is very similar to Vert Reseda, in fact, if laid down with a fine but very wet pen (like a fine Parker) and left to dry without blotting, the Menthe will look very similar to the Reseda in a less wet pen. I wonder if the Menthe is a lightened version of the Reseda, or vice versa

I can attest to this the Reseda is indeed the heavier color version of the Menthe I have a tiny 20ml bottle (menthe) with me but I don't see the practicality of the ink (most of my pens are dry except for the PIlot custom Heritage 91) as on a dry pen it looks "invisible" to a certain point else its very vibrant also Reseda looks similar to Lamy turquoise

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