An overview of the inks within this review series is available here. This ink is a dark green with grey under tones that is perfect for the workplace. If you want something a little more unique than blue or black but don't want to stand out too far from the crowd, this ink should be on your short list.
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Shading: Subtle shading on ink resistant papers with broad nibs, Absorbent papers show nothing.
Bleed Through: Field Notes is a mess, even down to EF nibs, but Copy paper is more resilient.
Show Through: Absorbent papers will exhibit show through.
Saturation: While dark, I would still consider this to be an ink with average saturation.
Water Resistance: No useful water resistance.
Drying Time: Long dry times, up to 40 seconds using an EF nib on Rhodia.
Flow: Average flow. Average lubrication.
Colour Make Up
While I have shown similar inks above, please note that the colour swatches are from different sources and may not have received the same level of colour correction.
As I mentioned above, I can see getting a lot of use out of this colour in a work setting. While I wished that it had better permanence, I won't let that stop me from using it. It performs well on most paper even if Field Notes is a mess. While there is some shading on Rhodia, I wouldn't select this ink for this property. It is simply a good solid every day ink for a good price. There is nothing wrong with that.