KWZ Menthol Green
Refresh your writing with the cool shades of KWZ Menthol Green.
We’ve been blown away with the reaction to KWZ, so we’re highlighting another of their beautiful inks. Menthol Green is a cool aqua teal that screams of summer. KWZ ink comes in a round and tall glass bottle that is easy to fill from. Each bottle is packaged in a box with a hand swabbed label. This review was done with a Pilot Kakuno F, Lamy Studio B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
Menthol Green is happily situated between a pastel blue and teal. The ink has a similar appearance in both a fine and broad nib. At its lightest the ink is a Tiffany Box blue that is very similar to the much adored Sailor Fresca. From there, the ink shades to a darker teal color. At its darkest the ink is an aqua evergreen that is just gorgeous.
I’ve been finding that KWZ inks are very well behaved. Menthol Green has good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. It’s a moderately saturated ink that displays a good amount of shading. Dry times were on the higher side; a broad nib needed over 30 seconds to fully dry. The ink had no water resistance, but clean up was easy.
I feel like sometimes an ink has a way of finding you because of the season. It’s finally feeling like summer in Wisconsin and I’m soaking it up with Menthol Green in my pen. It’s a fun color that’s easily legible (and oh does it compliment that Fresca!).
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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