Take at trip through the Tuscan countryside with Visconti Green.
Visconti Green is a mint-colored ink that offers some great shading. Visconti’s selection may be limited, but all of their inks behave well. You can choose between Visconti’s unique v-shaped bottle or short standard international cartridges. The 40ml bottle is well-designed for filling your pen, but I wish they’d make it in glass instead of plastic. This review was done with a Pilot Prera F, Kaweco Sport B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
Visconti Green is a unique color for a company’s standard green as the ink has a minty pastel quality instead of a traditional grass green. The ink shades well in both a fine and broad nib and has a nice range of color. At its lightest, the ink is a sea foam mint green. From there, it shades to a fern green. The ink eventually shades to a very dark pine green that as some peppermint to it.
All of the Visconti ink I have used in the past has performed well, and Visconti Green is no exception. The ink had good flow with no feathering or bleedthough on Rhodia paper. Dry times were normal at 20-30 seconds. The ink was not water resistant at all, but that made clean up very easy.
I’ve always been surprised Visconti went with this color as their ‘green.’ Yes, the ink is green, but for a company that only makes primary and secondary ink colors such an off-center hue seems to be an odd choice. In the end, however, it’s a nice color that performs well.
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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