I love going to pen club meetups. In the Seattle area we have two different groups, the pen club and the pen posse. I attend the pen posse more often since it’s closer to me. Not only do I get to play with pens with some friends and have a great lunch (and escape my kids for a few hours), but usually I come home with a few new inks to try. At the March meetup a pen friend brought a bottle of De Atramentis Pine Green and some sample vials for everyone to give it a try.
Pine Green is just that, a dark pine green.
In large swabs you can see the little bit of black sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 20 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Low
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was bleeding in the flex nib and feathering in all nib sizes.
I used a Conklin Durograph Forest Green with a broad nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow.
Overall, I enjoyed the wetter flow of this ink, and I love the color. It would be a great ink to use in the winter or on holiday cards.
Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by a pen friend, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.