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I'm trying to make up my mind on this ink. On the one hand, it's a nice green color, a little different from other greens that I have. It's waterproof, bulletproof ink, so it's not going anywhere. And it dries really fast.

 

On the other hand, there's the feathering. It soaks into the paper so fast it spreads and feathers and bleeds through to the other side.

 

Now I'm pretty much always using a fine nib in my pens. If you are a flex/stub/double broad type pen user, this is probably not your ink.

 

It managed to stay where I put it with my fine nib, but there was some spreading of the ink as it went down on the paper. Just means it writes a broader line than you intend. An extra fine nib or maybe some higher end clairfontaine or rhodia paper would probably tame this bad gator a little.

 

Hmmm...

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Great review! Give it a try on one of the sugarcane papers (Sustainable Earth or Sugarmade). It works quite well on those. I use a Platinum Preppy medium nib with this ink on sugarcane paper and it behaves quite well, even despite the wetter and wider nib.

 

eta: I just wrote a letter to a friend using this ink. She reported that the letter got soaked in her mailbox somehow, but the ink held up just fine.

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I've been on the fence and haven't bought it. Do you think the color looks chalky? How do you think it would compare to Polar Green?

 

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The Bad Green Gator I have looks more like a forest green than a chalky green. A little darker, too, as far as I can tell from your scan.

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Diluting BGG sometimes helps mute the bad behaviors (for me it's the nib creep and the how the ink really likes to coat the nib and feed).

 

I'd say it's a bit chalky, but dark chalky if that makes sense. Not a whole lot of shading. On good paper, like Miquelrius, the feathering is a non-issue. I like this ink, but if you want something better behaved with waterproofness, I'd say go with Green Marine!

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I've been on the fence and haven't bought it. Do you think the color looks chalky? How do you think it would compare to Polar Green?

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/INK/images/_nb_mediaFrames/74612012-02-25_02_PGrn.jpg

 

 

I'll agree with the comment that it's a forest green in color. Doesn't seem too chalky to me.

 

I haven't tried Polar Green myself. (yet) (it's on the list) (of course) But Polar from what I've seen, seems to me to be similar in the matte texture of the dried color. But lighter green.

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It's a shame about the feathering--the color is appealing and ditto the bulletproofness and the gatorness (I live in Louisiana), but I find feathering really annoying.

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I just tried this in a Noodler's Creeper (flex nib), and it works OK on heavier coated papers. It is extremely feathery, though.

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Feathery leaves me wanting something else. Thanx for the review.

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