Green fountain pen ink captivates with its lush and vibrant hues, echoing the soothing tones of nature. This shade adds a touch of elegance and life to any writing experience. Its versatility ranges from deep forest greens to lively mint colors, offering a spectrum that suits both professional and creative expressions. Whether you’re just jotting down your musings or composing a thoughtful letter for someone, the beauty of green fountain pen ink lies in its ability to harmoniously combine sophistication with the allure of the natural world. Here are some of the best green fountain pen inks you can try.
If you’re looking for a true, grassy green, then Diamine Ultra Green is one fountain pen ink you should try. It’s a well-balanced shade, with not too much blue and not too much yellow. Compared to other more popular shades of green in the Diamine line up, this is brighter and lighter than Delamere Green while being slightly less yellow than Woodland green. All pens will write well with this well-behaved and high-performing ink as it flows through and lubricates well. Though it isn’t waterproof, you still get some level of water-resistance.
LAMY Green is another true green that performs well. It has a moderate saturation and does not bleed or feather on high-quality papers. This is great for those who write fast as it dries quickly and does not smudge. The one thing of note for this ink is that it behaves differently depending on the pen and paper that you use, so bear that in mind when writing with it. Otherwise, it writes beautifully and is a perfect true green color.
Some green inks showcase some shading and sheen, and Robert Oster’s Green Diamond is one of them. It is very similar to the other green inks on this list in that it is a medium bright green that does not lean too yellow or too blue. The strong shading properties give it much more excitement when writing, and it is a decent, well-behaved ink with a reasonable dry time. It also performs well on copy paper when used with the appropriate-sized nib. This ink has an average flow.
Pilot Iroshizuku’s Shin Ryoku ink is another mid-range green that is beautiful to write with. From Japanese, the ink’s name translates to “forest green,” and is an emerald, forest green that leans ever so slightly blue. As with all others from the Iroshizuku line, this is a well-lubricated ink and flows well in various pens. When the ink pools on the page, you can see some traces of red sheen. Show through and bleed through are only noticeable on lower-quality papers, and pens are easy to clean up after using this ink. Overall, it is an excellent choice for a medium green ink.
Aventurine is a high-shading ink from Pelikan that works especially well with broader nibs. This brings out the character in this ink that finer nibs may not be able to do. Still, in smaller nibs this shows up as a decent medium green. You may even see a faint yellowish sheen on the ink on very saturated spots where the ink pools. This true green shade is not too light or too dark but has good saturation, and it performs just as well as any other Pelikan Edelstein ink.
The bottom line
Green inks are a great way to experiment with colors other than black or blue. They are muted enough that they may be suitable in professional settings, all while having a touch of vibrancy and remaining eye-catching. For some, dark green fountain pen inks look even more alluring and have an air of mystery about them. Either way, green certainly adds a touch of magic to your writing.
Written by EndlessPens Blogger Ramona Kabigting