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