Ink Review: De Atramentis Pearlescent Heliogen Green

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This week I've been working through the De Atramentis Pearlescent inks, and today we are going to take a look at the four Heliogen Green inks. Just looking at the swabs I like the silver version best, so most of the photos will feature Heliogen Green Silver. I purchased my samples of ink from Vanness Pens

Left to right, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper. The silver version has the coolest tone.

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The shimmer isn't visible when the ink is wet, it only appears when the ink dries.

Swabs:

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In large swabs there is a ton of shimmer.

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Writing samples:

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

Dry time: After 30 seconds the ink is completely dry, but you can still smear the shimmer.

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: no shadingno sheen, and lots of shimmer. There could be some shading in there, but I didn't notice any since it was covered in shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in every nib size. There was also a lot of burping, leaving large pools of ink.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): De Atramentis Heliogen Green Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Copper. Click here to see the De Atramentis inks together.

Robert Oster Peppermint Candy, Diamine Golden Ivy, and Diamine Magical Forest. Click here to see the green inks together.

Longer writing:

 I USED A BROAD KAWECO AL-SPORT ROSE GOLD WITH THE SILVER VERSION, A BROAD KAWECO SUNRISE WITH THE GOLD VERSION, AN EDISON COLLIER PERSIMMON SWIRL WITH A BROAD SIG NIB FOR THE COPPER VERSION, AND A BROAD TWSBI ECO PINK FOR THE BRONZE VERSION. I STILL THINK THE SILVER IS MY FAVORITE OF THE FOUR. ALL HAD SOME CLOGGING ISSUES, EVEN WITH THE WET FLOW. 

I USED A BROAD KAWECO AL-SPORT ROSE GOLD WITH THE SILVER VERSION, A BROAD KAWECO SUNRISE WITH THE GOLD VERSION, AN EDISON COLLIER PERSIMMON SWIRL WITH A BROAD SIG NIB FOR THE COPPER VERSION, AND A BROAD TWSBI ECO PINK FOR THE BRONZE VERSION. I STILL THINK THE SILVER IS MY FAVORITE OF THE FOUR. ALL HAD SOME CLOGGING ISSUES, EVEN WITH THE WET FLOW. 

Overall, there is a ton of shimmer in these inks, but I had a lot of issues with clogging and burping. If you are looking for a green shimmer ink, I would suggest looking at Diamine Golden Ivy, Diamine Magical Forest, or Robert Oster Peppermint Candy.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and is not sponsored in any way.