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This is my third review of a new range of inks manufactured by Blackstone Inks, and distributed through JustWrite Pens - based in Blackstone, Qld. When I saw these on the JustWrite website, I placed an order for 4 of them - Kevin, the 'brains trust' of the operation, kindly sent me the other two so I could check out the complete set. Blackstone Lights Green is one of the four inks I ordered and paid for - and it's already rocketing to the top of my list of favourites.


If you're familiar with the inks produced by Blackstone in the past, you'll know that they're mostly highly saturated, smooth-flowing inks - which, in the case of the reds, can sometimes need a little coaxing to get started (I have no such problems with the blues, browns, yellows or greens!). The Lights range is designed to fill a gap in the line-up - inks that are less saturated in colour, but still relatively bright. These inks are smooth and well-lubricated, with no tendency towards drying out, and are a pleasure to write with (check out https://justwrite.com.au/Blackstone-Fountain-Pen-Ink/blackstone-lights-fountain-pen-ink for the manufacturer's summary).




At this stage I'd say Blackstone Lights Blue is my favourite - a vibrant, bright blue that 'pops' off the page - but Green is a close second. Though not heavily saturated, it's a very bright, light green that likewise stands out on the page and is easy to read. At AU$7 for a 30 mL bottle (plus postage!), it's reasonably priced, and well worth a look!




Feel free to ask if you have any questions - either about this ink, or about the Blackstone range. Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the company, but have received samples from Kevin in the past, both to test and review, in addition to the inks I've purchased with my own money. All opinions expressed are my own!

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This is a nice grassy green, indeed! Is it yellower and lighter than Lierre Sauvage? I already have that one.


Yep, a little lighter and a little yellower - just did a quick comparative swatch (with Q-tips on Rhodia) to confirm:


[Edited to add:] Blackstone Lights Green on top, J. Herbin Lierre de Sauvage on the bottom.



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You're a god, you know that? 😄 Really though, thank you for this! I now know that it's different enough from all my greens that it goes on the "to buy" list.


It's almost like Chiku-rin and Lierre Sauvage had an ink baby 🤔 I have no Chiku-rin to attempt said breeding, so buy the offspring I shall because Chiku-rin by itself is not my cup of tea, no matter my green obsession...

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I am so glad you shared these with us!

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