Ink Review #569: Papier Plume Eleven


Papier Plume 011 aka Papier Plume Eleven was created for Papier Plume’s eleventh anniversary and Fountain Pen Day. I was not able to get a bottle of this myself, so a pen friend was very kind and sent me a surprise bottle.


The color:

Eleven is a dark burnt orange.



In large swabs the ink looks almost brown.


Writing samples:

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

Dry time: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

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

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in half of the nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:


Eleven is similar to but darker than Montblanc Red Fox. Click here to see the Papier Plume inks together, and click here to see the orange inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used an Edison Collier Persimmon Swirl with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow, maybe just a touch dry.

Overall, it’s an interesting color, great as a winter orange. Since it’s a limited edition, the closest ink I have as an alternative is Montblanc Red Fox.

Disclaimer: This ink was donated by a pen friend. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.