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Hi,

I saw the great reviews of the new Graf von Faber-Castell inks, and I would like to ask if anyone has some experience with the Stone Grey?
I have one in the mail along with a bottle of Moss Green, but as it seems it takes way longer than expected to get here...I don't know if they'll arrive this year...

Thank you in advance!

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I remembered that Cultpens had a post about the series a little earlier:

 

Good news! The new Graf von Faber-Castell bottled ink range is now in stock. “Great, more ink in fancy bottles” you might say. This ink is different though. It certainly does come in a very fancy bottle, with a nice, heavy, stable base, but it’s what’s inside that counts.

 

GVFC-75ml-bottled-ink.jpg

 

Six colours: Carbon Black, Cobalt Blue, Garnet Red, Hazelnut Brown, Stone Grey and Moss Green. The most interesting part though is that Graf von Faber-Castell say four of the colours are document proof and the other two are light-fast. We’ve taken the liberty of testing the inks for you so you can see just what they have been able to achieve.

 

Carbon Black, normally a good solid black, remains perfectly legible even after a proper soaking.

 

Cobalt Blue, instead of retaining its normal royal blue hue becomes a vibrant purple colour when wetted.

 

Stone Grey, much like Carbon Black, stays on the page just as it was written, perhaps some reduction in saturation, but legible nonetheless.

 

Moss Green, whilst not as legible as the other colours is still recognisable and perfectly readable.

 

Moving on from the document proof colours to the light-fast colours, we had a pleasant surprise. Garnet Red remains legible too but does lose much of its vibrancy, dulling down to an almost plum red. Hazelnut Brown did surprisingly well too in the waterproof test. We haven't had the time yet (or the weather) to see how these inks perform when subjected to plenty of sunlight, but they do behave well when subjected to plenty of water!

 

All ink colours are available now from Cult Pens.

We're not sure just how Graf have managed to make these inks permanent, so don't know if they are pigment inks, or if there is some other witchcraft going on, we've asked though and hope to have a definitive answer for you soon.

 

http://www.cultpens.com/acatalog/gvfc-ink-perm.jpg

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for this news! I already have the Cobalt and the Moss and like them sooo.... much that I'll likely get the rest too. And as if anybody somehow still doesn't fall in love with these inks, they should still get a hold of 'em just because of the splendid bottles....

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I have the red, green, and blue on their way to me. I am not a fan of gray but would love to see a review when you get it!

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I have the red, green, and blue on their way to me. I am not a fan of gray but would love to see a review when you get it!

 

This is going to be my first grey ink, so I don't know how much I'll like it. We'll see. I don't really like the all-black inks. I prefer the more greyish ones, so I think it'll work out fine.

I want to do a review on that and a comparison between the Moss Green and the Parker Penman Emerald.

 

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Hmm.... and it's a pretty bottle too!

 

So, Lapis, have you subjected them to any stress tests?

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red and green arrived yesterday...just after Christmas :)

Blue was delayed...

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Thanks for that scan. I'll probably get the green, and have been considering getting the grey and red as well.

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Thanks for that scan. I'll probably get the green, and have been considering getting the grey and red as well.

 

Not at all!

Both the grey and the green shades nicely:

http://www.kepfeltoltes.hu/140102/965755764P1170557_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg

The Moss Green has a nice sheen too, if you find the right paper:

http://www.kepfeltoltes.hu/140102/P1170560_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg

 

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The moss green looks like a pretty amazing ink, and I have plenty of Tomoe River paper, which should bring out the shading and sheen! Grey is another colour I like, and this looks like one of the nicer ones, so I'll probably probably get it too. The red looks good in the photos I've seen, but I generally don't like burgundy inks so I'll probably avoid it. I'm also curious about the black - will it be a shading black or contender for the blackest black title?

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I want the Stone Grey and Moss Green, as well. They look gorgeous in your pictures.

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