Ink Review: Papier Plume Ivy 108


Papier Plume Ivy 108 is one of the two inks Papier Plume made for the 2017 Chicago Pen Show. According to the Papier Plume website, (where I purchased my bottle of ink) "Ivy 108 is a green ink based on the color of the Ivy at Wrigley Field, the 108 represents the 108 years between World Series Championships for the Chicago Cubs."

The bottle is glass with a metal cap, and has baseballs and ivy on the label. 

The cap has a stamped wax seal on top with a Fleur-De-Lis. 

The color...

Ivy 108 is a dark green with light shading. 

The ink drops shows the lighter, less saturated color this ink has.

Feathering: Ivy 108 only bled on Baron Fig paper. 

Ghosting (show-through): Ivy 108 had low to medium show through on all of the papers. 

Shading: Ivy 108 had low shading on the papers, and no sheen. 

Bleeding: Ivy 108 only bled on Baron Fig paper. Every nib size bled at least a little bit. There was no bleeding on the other papers, except the Tomoe River swab.

For comparison, left to right: Diamine Music Beethoven, Papier Plume Ivy 108, and Diamine Emerald. I think Ivy 108 is a mix between Diamine Beethoven and Diamine Green Umber. None of the inks match it closely enough to call them dupes. 

Left to right: Diamine Green Umber, Diamine Green/Black, and Robert Oster Eucalyptus Leaf

Longer writing...

I didn't have any flow issues with this ink-it has an average flow. I enjoyed this ink in a medium nib.

Overall, I love the theme behind the color. I appreciate inks that have a theme and reason behind them. I liked the little bit of shading there was and that it had an average flow, although I do prefer inks that are a bit wetter. In use, the lighter shade of this ink seems rather unsaturated. 

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