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My Very Basic Hand Written Thoughts On Montblanc Irish Green


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As per the topic title, here are my first days thoughts on this fantastic ink. I never thought I would go Green but I am enjoying it a lot! :)

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Thanks for your review of the Irish Green.

Yep, it is a very nice colour and I love using it with my Pels.

A little wet - maybe it is the pen I use.

Aurora - GVFC - Hero - Lamy - Montblanc - Montegrappa - Parker - Pelikan - Visconti - Waterman

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Hello. Hope you enjoy this fantastic ink... This "Irish Green" is the only TRUE green ink I own. I've others in shades of blue-green, purple-green, teal, etc... But like a true black or blue, this is a solid and always reliable ink. I find this true of all of the Mont Blanc inks I've tried. I have the "Toffee" and the "Lavender" as well. Clean, well-behaved and nicely saturated with passable shading. Again, enjoy...LeRoy

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It is most definitely my favorite ink. I ALWAYS have a pen inked with it. It just has a "love life" feel to it.

Do or do not, there is no try. - Yoda

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So many inks colors, so little money!! :mellow: :mellow:

“Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today, because if you do it today and like it, you can do again tomorrow!”

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Of the green-green inks, on a 12-14 paper test, R&K Verdura beat MB Irish by a nose, Pelikan 4001 Green by a neck

Verdura and Irish are very close in shading and color.

I found a bottle of Pelikan Green on sale....suddenly I had 11-12 green inks. Pelikan 4001 Green is a very underrated ink. It stomped it's little brother Aventurine ... a darker ink that some times feathers.

 

The test was of paper, not of ink. By me when I do test an ink, I try to use some 8 pens with various width's and flexes on 4-5 papers. (I don't test as much as I once did...in there is all that clean up. I've gotten lazy.)**

As Sandy shows in Ink Reviews there is so much difference in nib width. She don't do lots of flexes, which some times is not needed.

Semi-flex and 'flexi'/maxi-semi-flex are mostly wet writers...though I do have a dry semi-flex. Wet writers can flood shading. That is a bit different than a B nib.

Wetness of a nib with in it's width range can make a big difference.

Often I find a regular flex F or M with some inks to be better for shading.

 

** As soon as my 'new' 400N semi-flex B is empty, I need to test DA Moss Green (a light spring green; not a dark murky racing green)....it was unfair to 'test' that ink with an EF nail.... but like I said it was a paper test more than an ink test.

Gmund makes three types of fountain pen papers....€35/$50 for 35 or 50 sheets depending on which one.

I'd expected the 170 g paper to be best, but some inks showed better at 120, others at 110 or 100. At that cost I will only be ordering one package of paper so must be real, real sure.

 

I also use a big thick magnifying glass when checking for feathering. BEF is Bare Eyed Feathering, then there is MAG....feathering seen under magnification and then there is No Feathering.

 

All three inks showed were feather free on good to real good paper......do not know how they are on poor paper....in I'm not into buying poor paper. I use 90-100g paper in my printer. Right now I have Avery Zweckform 100g in my printer...in it Failed....feathers.

 

An ink shows different in B, M, F or EF....hummm one needs an EF of course for poor paper :D ;) .

 

I think everyone should have a B even if it's a nail. Even if one writes so tiny an EF is a fat nib.

I have a nail B, regular flex, semi-flex also. (I've 35 of the @45 nib widths and flexes....vintage B is narrower by far than modern B. Living in Germany has made it easy to get semi-flex or 'flexi'/maxi-semi-flex and them in pre '66 Obliques too.)

 

On some papers a B will make an ink trot it's stuff.

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I'm with you...I love this green.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello. This is Leroy and am happy you're enjoying such a fine ink... Is that a travel bottle next to the MB bottle? I've looked around and can't find what this is. I'm fascinated. Please let me know...Regards, Leroy

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Hello. This is Leroy and am happy you're enjoying such a fine ink... Is that a travel bottle next to the MB bottle? I've looked around and can't find what this is. I'm fascinated. Please let me know...Regards, Leroy

Hi Leroy, yes it is a Visconti travelling inkwell which i got from here.

http://www.cultpens.com/acatalog/Visconti-Standard-Travelling-Inkwell.html

A very good little gadget for when I go away!

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I pulled out my Irish Green and filled today. What a great color. This time I mixed it with Ghost Blue. I'll let you know if it develops any water resistance. Thank you for the inspiration.

 

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Proper writing! I must try and re-learn the cursive. I'm afraid i'm stuck with my print. lol. Y

Yeah its a cracking colour isn't it? Nice mix of inks too.

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Hello. This is Leroy and am happy you're enjoying such a fine ink... Is that a travel bottle next to the MB bottle? I've looked around and can't find what this is. I'm fascinated. Please let me know...Regards, Leroy

 

Hi Leroy-

 

Since you're in the States, Cult Pens may not be the best source since they're overseas. But the Visconti inkwell is available also at Fahrney's Pens, possibly Paradise Pen, Amazon and eBay.

 

There have been some discussions about it in the Italian pen section of this forum. This is a great accessory to have. :)

~April

 

 

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem,

see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.

 

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Thank you so much for this review. It definitely looks like my kind of green! I'm sort of fussy about greens for some reason.

 

I've only tried one MB ink, a crimson-colored, vanilla-scented holiday edition; but I've found it a wonderfully silky ink. So the Irish Green just went on my list. ;-)

~April

 

 

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem,

see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.

 

~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Hello. Thanks for the heads-up...I happen to have a credit at Farheny's. Works out great. Regards, LeRoy

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