Papier Plume created 2 new exclusive inks for the 2019 Chicago Pen Show. A friend was very kind to pick me up a bottle of each, so today’s ink is Papier Plume Lake Michigan Winter.
Lake Michigan Winter (LMW) is a light blue-green with a cool tone.
In large swabs there is some pretty shading.
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
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink feathered in all nib sizes and had a little bit of bleeding.
LMW is closest to Sailor Ink Studio 264. It’s much cooler and lighter than Papier Plume Lake Michigan Summer. Click here to see the Papier Plume inks together.
I used a Pilot Custom 74 in Teal with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.
Overall, I really like this ink. I love Lake Michigan Summer from last year’s show and Lake Michigan Winter is different enough that I’m glad I have both. Sailor Ink Studio 264 is a good alternative if you missed out on LMW.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.