Ink Review #847: Papier Plume Marina Green


Papier Plume Marina Green was released at the 2019 San Francisco Pen Show. I picked up a bottle at the Papier Plume table but they still have some in stock on their website and Vanness Pens has some in stock as well. I like the Papier Plume bottles but I dislike the wax seals on top. The idea is great but sometimes the wax drips down too far and then it’s hard to get the bottle open. This bottle I had to cut a bunch of wax off before I could get the bottle open.


The color:

Marina Green is a bright medium green with some shading. I would almost call it a lime green on this Col-o-ring paper.



In large swabs on Tomoe River paper the ink looks darker and more matte.


Writing samples:

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

Dry time: 15 seconds

Water resistance: Medium-some of the ink washed away but you still might be able to read what was written.

Feathering: Low-there was a little bit of feathering in the flex nib on Leuchtturm paper.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was some bleeding in the flex nib.

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:


I think the closest ink I have is Robert Oster Green Green. Click here to see the Papier Plume inks together, and click here to see the green inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a TWSBI Eco Transparent Green with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, it’s a bright fun green. It would be a great ink to use in the late spring and summer.

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.