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Fountain Pen Revolution - Green With Envy


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This is the second of four reviews I'm posting, to showcase the new line of inks from Fountain Pen Revolution - I trust you'll forgive a little repetition!

A few months ago Fountain Pen Revolution released a new line of inks under their brand - starting with three colours, though it's now expanded to six. These inks, according to their webpage, are made in the US, in partnership with "another small family business". I ordered all three (plus their existing Blue-Black) in late May - then began the lengthy process of waiting for the ink to arrive (via Qatar and Greece!). There was a small amount of leakage along the way (hardly surprising given their circuitous, COVID-affected route) - but apart from a slight discolouration of the labels and packaging, the inks arrived intact.

FPR's inks are very pleasant to write with - bright and colourful, smooth-flowing, and more water resistant than I'd expected. The inks are very reasonably priced - $8.50 for a 30ml bottle - and for those who are interested, the bottles have a wide enough mouth to accommodate the largest of pens.

Green With Envy is a cheekily-named but cheerful green colour - I'd describe it as a "grass green" if that weren't still too vague a designation! A little darker than J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage, but lighter than Blackstone Daintree Green or Diamine Sherwood Green (see the samples). I probably have more shades of green ink than I need - but I'll happily continue using this one, as it's easily legible without being overly dark, and flows nicely in a fine to medium pen.

A photo of the review page:

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A copy of the water test:

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All four inks on Rhodia paper:

 

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All four inks on Tomoe River paper:

 

 

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That's a nice looking green. Thanks for the review.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Thats a nice green and honestly it looks better in writing, looks like I can draw a nice lush green forest with this one, abid only in lines as last sample is quite dark in color. (at least thats how it looks on phone screen)

 

Thanks for the review.

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Thats a nice green and honestly it looks better in writing, looks like I can draw a nice lush green forest with this one, abid only in lines as last sample is quite dark in color. (at least thats how it looks on phone screen)

 

Thanks for the review.

 

Hi @Dimy, you're right, it lays down a lighter line when writing than drawing - though bear in mind too, the last sample is on Tomoe River paper, where the ink tends to pool on the surface rather than absorb into the page - and therefore to show up darker. It's not *quite* as light as J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage, but it's pretty close - and quite well behaved!

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