3 Oysters Namsan
Your friends will be green with envy when they catch a glimpse of this ink.
3 Oysters is a newcomer to the ink market, but we’ve been very impressed with their colors and quality. Namsan is a deep pine green that behaves wonderfully. The ink is part of the 3 Oysters “I.Color.U” line which is inspired by the buildings and landmarks of the South Korean capital city. Namsan is the name of both a mountain and famous tower that is the tallest point in Seoul. The glass bottle is square with one corner cut off, allowing the bottle to balance on one point. This review was done with a Conklin Duragraph EF, Platinum 3776 B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
Namsan is a highly saturated ink that doesn’t offer much in the way of shading. The lightest the ink gets is an emerald green. From there it is pretty much a uniform pine green. The ink can produce a slight red sheen on the right paper, but you’d having to be laying down a lot of ink.
3 Oysters ink writes very nicely. Namsan had good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. Dry times were good at 10-25 seconds even though it is a highly saturated ink. The ink didn’t have much water resistance, but cleanup was easy.
One of my favorite green inks is Montblanc Irish Green, but for the price and quality Namsan may have taken its place. The ink is a stereotypical green ink in all the best ways. If you’re looking for a ‘true’ green ink, then 3 Oysters Namsan in a must try.
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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