Ink Review #852: Papier Plume Bayou Nightfall


There are some inks that have been sitting in my drawer forever, waiting for attention. Paper Plume Bayou Nightfall is one of these inks, it belongs to the Papier Plume New Orleans collection. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.


The color:

Bayou Nightfall falls in-between colors-it has a bit of blue black, grey, teal mix. I think it’s closer to blue black than anything else.



In large swabs on Tomoe River paper the ink looks more grey.


Writing samples:

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: Medium-some of the ink washed away but you might still be able to read what was written.

Feathering: Low-there was a little bit of feathering in the flex nib on Leuchtturm paper.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was some bleeding in the flex nib.

Other properties: medium shading, no sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink feathered in all nib sizes and had a little bit of bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:


Bayou Nightfall is a bit greener than the blue black inks I have, but it’s not quite full green or teal. Click here to see the Papier Plume inks together, and click here to see the blue-black inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Kaweco Sport Serenity Blue with a fine nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, I find the color really interesting. It’s a great addition to the New Orleans collection.

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