Papier Plume Streetcar Green

Continuing the Papier Plume ink obsession, today’s review is the Streetcar Green from the New Orleans collection as well. I purchased this in the same batch with the Sazerac from yesterday. And while I had been given a big thumb’s up from Brad about the Sazerac, I bought the Streetcar Green sight unseen. Now, I love green inks and I have a soft spot for all things vintage and I love of New Orleans so I was willing to take the $8 gamble.

Papier Plume Streetcar Green

The color is one of the most unusual shades of green I’ve gotten. Its sort of a deep evergreen but was not like any color I had. It definitely reminded me of the color of the leather seats on an old streetcar. The one odd thing I noticed was how dingy the color looked when wet. It seemed to brighten and look cleaner as it dried. It was the strangest phenomena I’ve seen in an ink. So, don’t be fooled if you see the ink wet. It looks rather lusterless wet but it has a lovely appearance when dry.

Papier Plume Streetcar Green Ink Comparison

I had very few greens in my stash that looked even close in color to Streetcar Green. Oddly, DeAtramentis Document Green and DeAtramentis Cement Grey were the closest in hue and neither I would have thought would be even close. I would think something like Diamine Evergreen might be close but I don’t actually own it so I couldn’t do a side-by-side comparison.

I found a few other comparable ink colors on the Anderson Pens Ink Comparison tool:

Streetcar Green Ink Comparison

Pricewise, I think the Papier Plume Streetcar Green is as good a value as any of the other options and it dries fairly quickly. It shades nicely too.

5 Comments on Ink Review: Papier Plume Streetcar Green

  1. Huh, I didn’t buy that ink when it was released because I thought it looked rather dingy and grey-ish. But your sample here looks lovely! I do own bottles of the three inks they released after this one, although I passed on the final ink, which was pink. Not a huge fan of pink inks.

  2. Now you are cooking on bass with this review, I doubt I can get that ink here in the UK but it has solved a present problem for me. Our eldest daughter is a fan of all things green and is now going to get green ink and suitable pen in her stocking. Very left field but it will bring a smile to her face. Have a great week from Margate Kent England. XXX Don

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *