Ink Review #864: PenBBS 346 Misty Mountain


PenBBS 346 Misty Mountain is from PenBBS Season 23. I love grey inks, so I was excited to give this one a try. Thanks to Vanness Pens for sending this ink over for review.


The color:

Misty Mountain is a medium grey with a strong purple undertone. It’s almost more of a dusky purple on the Col-o-ring paper than a purplish grey.



In large swabs on Tomoe River paper the ink looks more grey, less 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: 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 the ink feathered in most nib sizes and had some bleeding in the flex nib.

Comparison Swabs:


Misty Mountain is a bit lighter than Diamine Earl Grey, but has a similar purple tone. Click here to see the PenBBS inks together, and click here to see the grey inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Kaweco Al-Sport Anthracite with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, I like the color best when using white Tomoe River paper, on the cream papers the ink looks a bit too purple for me. The ink is well behaved and an interesting color, I enjoyed it.

Disclaimer: This ink was provided by Vanness Pens for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.