thINKthursday – Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green

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Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green

Dare to explore new depths with Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green.

thINKthursday Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green

thINKthursday Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green

thINKthursday Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green

Faber-Castell offers all the colors you need, but Deep Sea Green is the one I want. This moody teal draws you in and takes you down to some deep depths of inky goodness. Faber-Castell ink comes in a 75ml glass bottle that is easy to fill from and makes a beautiful desk accessory. Their ink also comes in short standard international cartridges. This review was done with a Pilot Kakuno F, Lamy AL-Star B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.

thINKthursday Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green

thINKthursday Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green

I always appreciate when an inks name actually matches its color, and Deep Sea Green is spot on. The ink shades a good amount in both a fine and broad nib. At its lightest the ink is a washed out aqua/teal. From here the ink shades to a darker ocean color that then finishes as a deep juniper teal. The ink can produce a bit of red sheen, but you won’t see it with general writing.

thINKthursday Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green

Faber-Castell claims their ink is “smudge-resistant, reproducible, light-fast and waterproof, cannot be erased and is resistant to many chemicals and solvents”. I disagree with some of these claims, but overall it is a very well behaved ink. It has good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. The biggest discrepancy I’ve found is that the ink is not waterproof – more water resistant. While some of the ink washed away it was still easy to make out the writing.

thINKthursday Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green

thINKthursday Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green

thINKthursday Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green

thINKthursday Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green

thINKthursday Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green

thINKthursday Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green

I am admittedly biased towards teal inks, so take my glowing recommendation of the color with a grain of salt. Besides its great color Faber-Castell inks perform really well. If you’re a cartridge user they offer an outstanding range of colors in the international cartridge size.

thINKthursday Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green

thINKthursday Graf von Faber-Castell Deep Sea Green

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.

Ink it Up!
Chris

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