Ink Review #302: Pelikan Edelstein Olivine


Each year Pelikan releases a new Edelstein ink. This year the new ink is Pelikan Edelstein Olivine. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens


The color:

Olivine is a dark green. It's not quite an olive green, but not quite a forest green either.



In large swabs you can see a little bit of a blue undertone.


Writing samples:

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

Dry time: 50 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there is just a little bit on Tomoe River paper.

Other properties: low shadingno sheen, and no shimmer.

On 20 pound copy paper the ink behaved well.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Diamine Green Umber, Pelikan Edelstein Olivine, and Diamine Green/Black. Click here to see the Pelikan inks together. I think Diamine Green/Black is the closest in color.


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Pelikan M400 White Tortoise on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.


Overall, it's an interesting color. It's well behaved, but the dry time is just a bit long. 

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.