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.
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.
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
On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink feathered in all nib sizes and had a little bit of bleeding.
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.
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.