de Atramentis Mint Turquoise
This week we freshen up our writing with some minty turquoise!
This is our first ink review of de Atramentis, and frankly it’s been a long time coming. De Atramentis makes some fantastic colors and we’ve never had issues with their inks. Mint Turquoise is a fun mint/aqua green that I’ve enjoyed using even after this review. De Atramentis ink comes in a 35ml glass bottle and is fairly priced at $12.95. This review was done with a Pilot Metropolitan F, Lamy Al-Star B, and on Rhodia No. 18 blank paper.
Mint Turquoise is a darn good descriptor of the color of this ink. Seafoam might be another good name to describe it, but either way it is a unique color among fountain pen ink. In a fine nib, the ink is fairly monotone and looks more like a pastel mint green. In a broader nib, the ink shaded considerably more and the range of colors went from a soft mint color to a dark turquoise pine green.
De Atramentis inks are known for having good properties and Mint Turquoise performed very well. The flow was good, with no feathering or bleedthrough. It had moderate saturation and the dry times were in the 25-30 second range. Mint Turquoise didn’t have any water resistance, but it was easy to clean. With fine nibs, the shading was on the low side, but in broader nibs the ink shaded very well and showcased the range of colors the ink has.
While this probably isn’t a color that you would use in the workplace, it is certainly a fun color for any personal writing. It is such a lively color that part of me wished it had a scent to match its color.
As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the one for you.
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