Teal is a color that unites the calming properties of blue with the strength and vitality of green. It is a rather shy color, but it has the effect of revitalizing and rejuvenating the senses. Teal also symbolizes clarity, practical thinking, and open communication. While not as evocative as other colors, teal has the wonderful quality of bringing about stress relief and calm. It is a beautiful ink to write with, and here, we’re going to share some of the best teal fountain pen inks you can use.
Ink from the Pilot Iroshizuku line are known to deliver great results, and Syo-Ro is a green-leaning teal color that performs just as well as you’d expect. The color looks both interesting and professional, and it will work easily with any pen and most papers. The name of this ink translates into “Dew on pine trees,” which perfectly encapsulates the qualities of the color. If you want a dark teal that behaves and performs well, then this is the ink for you.
For those looking for a beautiful teal with a bit of oomph, J. Herbin’s Emerald of Chivor is an excellent choice. This is a very pretty teal with a red sheen and tons of gold shimmer, giving it a magical quality. Do keep in mind, though, that this ink may not work well in all pens. This is best used in a fountain pen with a wet flow and a broader nib. This will prevent shimmer from clogging up the pen’s feed and nib. Doing this will also allow you to see the best of the ink, including its red sheen and gold shimmer. Remember to use fountain pen-friendly paper, too!
If you like Fire and Ice, then you’ll enjoy this teal shade from Robert Oster. Deep Sea is a gorgeous bright teal with a pink sheen. You'll get shading and sheen when writing with this ink, especially when using broader nibs. It also has an average flow and dry time, making it suitable for most fountain pens. Deep Sea is smooth to write with, and it will make your writing experience that much more enjoyable, especially if you like teal inks.
4. Diamine Teal
This fountain pen ink from Diamine is a beautiful dark teal that is more muted than the brighter teal colors on this list. There is low shading and no sheen or shimmer, so if you like to let the color of the ink speak for itself, then this is the one for you. Like many of the Diamine inks, this has an average flow and writes quite smoothly.
For a dark teal that is more on the blue side, Sailor Yama-Dori is a great pick. This ink looks deep, rich, and luxurious, and when using the right nib and paper combination, you can get some beautiful sheen in your writing. Using this ink, you also get more beautiful shading in medium to broad nibs. It dries quickly on paper like Rhodia but takes more time to dry on Tomoe River paper, so it helps to be aware of basic paper properties when using such inks. Compared to the other Sailor inks, Yama-Dori feels a bit wetter, making it perfect for those who like well-lubricated inks.
The bottom line
It may evoke serenity and openness, but there’s something about teal that just catches the writer’s eye. Teal is the perfect balance between blue and green, making it interesting, calming, and more beautiful to look at. Try any of our teal inks above and enjoy your writing experience.
Written by EndlessPens Blogger Ramona Kabigting