INKS OF CHOICE
It is always interesting what ink you at first do not like, and then really grow to like. Montblanc Seaweek Green is just that colour.
I first thought it was too light for my use. It is one of those greens that really change depending on the paper and the flow of the nib. The broad the nib or harder the paper, then more of the yellow almost kakhi colours comes out. Not surprising, since the maker of the ink uses the term Khaki on the label found on the bottom of the bottle. Where the nib is finer, and the ink flow wet, the ink has a darker tone leaning more towards a true green. But as I have used this ink in various pens on various papers I found that I like it. It is a different colour.
Montblanc Irish Green
This colour was issued in the later half of 2010 as part of the release of the new 2010 Montblanc inks. The inks come in an updated design the the iconic Montblanc ink bottle. The green is rich in tone, has good saturation and flows well in a number of pens.
It is an "easy green" to take in that it is not overly bright, as some green are and stand off the page making a whole page of writing hard to read. No, this ink is dark enough that it looks good in business and personal notes.
The ink dries in a reasonable time frame and has not of the "stickiness" that can be found in some brands.
Green is a colour I used quite often, and my two choices always are the Waterman Green and Private Reserve Sherwood Green.
So as the scan of one of my travel journals shows, I have been using this ink since 1994.
The Waterman Green has somewhat less intensity with a broad nib but the tone is such that it looks okay on office documents. The flow is a little less than the Private Reserve, but a good all round ink.
Diamine - Green-Black
This is a good rich green. I think as you look at the Green Inks of Choice the deep tones are the ones that I tend to use more.
This is a very dark green-black ink, the name Verigris stands for green-grey. When I first starting using the ink I thought it was a black, but as I continued to use the colour the very subtle green tone comes through.
The ink has good performance. Writing on a fairly hard paper (32 lb Presentation laser) the ink was dry in under five seconds. I liked that as it was great for notes in meetings and I had no concerns on smearing.
More information on the company and this ink in the Inks Section.
Diamine - Evergreen
So I have one bottle of Evergreen and one bottle of Green Black. I have always wondered if they put the wrong cap on the bottles at the factory. The Diamine bottles do not have the colour of the ink printed on the label. There is a small label on the cap of the bottle.
This green is very dark, in fact it looks black, until the light hits the ink in just a particular way, and then a beautiful dark green appears. Kind of what you may think Green Black would be like!
Good performance. Dry's in a reasonable time, pretty much all dry on the paper between 5 to 10 seconds. My sample writing is with a M800 Oblique Double Broad and that ink lays a heavy line of ink on the paper.