Thornton's Luxury Goods Inks-Part 3


Let’s take a look at more Thornton’s Luxury Goods inks: green, turquoise, blue and purple.



Left to right: green, turquoise, blue and 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:

The inks took 10-20 seconds to dry.

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: Medium

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low

Other properties: Low shading, low sheen and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was lots of feathering in the larger nib sizes as well as a bit of bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:


Green is similar to Diamine Cool Green. Turquoise is similar to Robert Oster Blue Lagoon. Blue is darker than Sailor Ink Studio 443 but lighter than Monteverde Sapphire. Purple is a bit cooler than Monteverde Amethyst.


I used a Bond Travel Gear A5 notebook with Tomoe River paper. Pens I used: Conklin Durograph Forest Green-B, Lamy Al-star Pacific Blue-F, Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue-B and Platinum 3776 Nice Lavande-B. The inks had average flows.

Overall, they dry faster than the average ink, but because of the fast dry time they sink into the page and feather a bit more than I like. You can find these inks on Thornton’s website or on Amazon.

Disclaimer: These inks were provided by Thornton’s Luxury Goods for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and is not sponsored in any way.