Papier Plume has released a suitably festive ink just in time for St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Channel Green ($12 for 1 oz/30ml). This ink honors the Irish immigrants who helped build New Orleans and lived in the neighborhood called Irish Channel in New Orleans.
Papier Plume will be donating $4 per bottle sold to Special Olympics Louisiana and St. Michael Special School of New Orleans.
The timing for this ink couldn’t be more perfect — not just because St. Patrick’s Day is just a few days away. This weekend I read the first book in the Molly Murphy mystery series by Rhys Bowen which is set in New York during St. Patrick’s Day. Of course its set in the late-19th century/early-20th century and the main character has just arrived in New York from Ireland. So, I was clearly in the mood for an Irish green ink.
Irish Channel Green is a lovely shading ink. No sheen.
(From top to bottom, left row: Papier Plume Ivy 108, Colorverse Sea of Tranquility, Papier Plume Irish Channel Green, Birmingham Pen Co. Field Tourniquet. Right row: Pen BBS #342 Green Matcha Ice Cream, Tacci Uguisa and Sailor Jentle Waka-Uguisa.)
When compared to other green inks in my vast collection, the closest colors are Birmingham Pen Co. Field Tourniquet and Colorverse Sea of Tranquility. Field Tourniquet (old formula) is slightly more yellow and Sea of Tranquility is slightly brighter, grassier green. Sailor Waka-Uguisu is the same value but, again, more yellow.
This ink is limited edition so don’t delay! If you want those Irish Eyes to smile, you better order now.
- Paper: Elia Note A5 Blank Notebook (Currently out of stock) with 6mm guide sheet
- Pens: Kaweco SP dip nib holder with Zebra G titanium nib ($33.50 per 10-pack)
- Swatches: Col-o-Ring Ink Testing Book ($10) & Col-o-ring Dipper ($5)
- Ink: Papier Plume Irish Channel Green ($12 for 30ml bottle)