Ink Review #774: Papier Plume Bad Bad Leroy Brown


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. Let’s take a look at Bad Bad Leroy Brown.


The color:

Leroy Brown is a medium, cool-tone brown. When wet it looks warmer, but cools in tone as it dries.



In large swabs the ink almost looks purple.


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: Low

Feathering: Low-it did feather in the larger nib sizes on Rhodia.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: low 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:


In swabs Leroy Brown looks like a lighter version of Noodler’s Walnut, but in writing it looks more like Robert Oster Melon Tea. Click here to see the Papier Plume inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Franklin Christoph 46 Autumn Oak with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, I enjoyed this ink. I like the cool tone. Robert Oster Melon Tea might be a good alternative if you missed out on this ink.

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.