Ink Review #239: Anderson Pens Green Bay


We are almost done with reader request week, so today's ink is Anderson Pens Green Bay. Thank you to @havenhursthanks on Instagram for sending this sample over. Anderson Pens ink was made by Scribal Work Shop in Springtown, Texas. It is no longer available for retail sale, but Scribal Work Shop does still sell their own ink.


The color:

Green Bay is a medium-dark green.


When concentrated this ink turns black. I don't think it's sheen, because it really doesn't behave like sheen, but I don't know what to call it. After a week of drying, I can still smear it, and it still looks wet.


Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: No shading, no sheen, and no shimmer

On 20 pound copy paper there was a little bit of feathering but other than that the ink behaved well. 

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Robert Oster Eucalyptus Leaf, Anderson Pens Green Bay, and Robert Oster Verde de Rio. Eucalyptus Leaf is a little bit darker, and Verde de Rio is a little bit lighter. I think Eucalyptus Leaf is the closest out of these inks.


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. There weren't any flow issues.


Overall, it's pretty well behaved. I like playing with discontinued inks to see how they perform. If you like this ink but can't get it anymore, give Robert Oster Eucalyptus Leaf a try.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.