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Grenat - L'artisan Patellier


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Hi, I'd like to present you another review that I've made for polish fountain pen forum - that's why the text is not written in english. I'd love to prepare new scans (in english this time) but I don't have time. Anyway, I hope at least some of you will find it useful even tough you won't - probably - understand the text as polish is not the most popular language to learn :)

We've (we = www.piorawieczneforum.pl users) made two group buys of L'Artisan Pastellier inks. I had a chance to try almost all inks produced by them. I like some of them, I dislike many of them. Grenat however is really nice.

Trace left with the nib on parchment paper:



My software identifies this color as follows:



Producer: L'Artisan Pastellier

Color: Grenat

Saturation: rather strong

Flow: very good in Pilot 78G with B nib and Duke pens as well as in Waterman Hemisphere with F nib. I haven't tried it in other pens.

Shading: present, I like it

Feathering: not really

Dry time: OK


Do I like it: Yes, a lot.

Photos of the bottle:




1. Text written with Duke fountain pen (M nib) on Mondi paper:



2. Text written in Oxford notebook



3. Text written in PIGNA notebook








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Looks like the juice of a blackberry from some of the pictures. Great review. Thank you!



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What a nice color! Do you know how it compares to something like Iroshihzuku Yama-budo? Also, have you detected any sheen?

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Thank you for the review. I really like the L'Artisan packaging, alas, the inks have overall appeared to me to very washed out. This one looks like it has a nice saturation. Thank you for sharing.

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Thanks for such a superb review. Excellent "documentaion" like software identification and comparisons. As asked above, which inks of these series do you not like?



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What a happy coïncidence you included sailor grenade because I'm currently using that (And enjoying it to). THX for the review



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Maybe we should contact them and ask for the option of doubling the dye concentration. The lack of saturation in reviews did hold me from buying.

How does the bottle actually work when it is near empty? Can the pen go in oblique and reach the deepest corner?

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Doubling saturation = no shading....

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Doubling saturation = no shading....

Less shading but more contrast and more sheen? this grenat looks saturated enough.

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