I enjoy supporting lots of fountain pen retailers, one of which is Lemur Ink. They offer free shipping over $20 and have a variety of products-I usually order my TWSBI pens from them. When I went to the San Francisco Pen Show this year, I got to meet John, the owner of Lemur Ink, and pick up a bottle of their exclusive Blackstone ink, Lemur Lime.
Lemur Lime is a bright green-yellow lime color.
In large swabs on Tomoe River paper the ink looks less yellow than it does in writing.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 15 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink feathered in all nib sizes and had a little bit of bleeding.
I used a Lamy Al-star Charged Green with an extra-fine nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly dry flow. I ended up priming the converter about 3/4 of the way down the page because it was just too dry and started railroading. Since there isn’t a super tight seal on the pen, the nib developed a bit of ink crud after a few weeks. I’ve noticed nib crud happens the most with bright greens and oranges, usually in pens that don’t have a tight air seal in the cap.
Overall, this ink is surprisingly readable for a bright green, even in extra-fine nibs. I did find it a bit too dry for me in the very fine nibs, but I really enjoyed it in medium and broad nibs. I like the color, and it dries pretty quickly too.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.