Inkmas Day 11: Scribo Vert Prato

We are getting close to the end of Inkmas! Today is frigidly cold here (a high of -6 degrees F) so I’ve chosen a bright and cheerful ink that makes me warm inside.

Scribo Vert Prato is a bright yellowish green ink that makes me smile.

Scribo inks come in huge, heavy glass bottles that could break a toe but also stack nicely on top of one another, making a beautiful and eye-catching centerpiece. The bottles are hand blown glass and contain a full 90mL of ink. I love how they look in the sunlight.

Bright green ink isn’t terribly common in the ink world. One popular bright green is Akkerman #28 Hofkwartier Groen. Pen Chalet also has a store-exclusive Robert Oster ink, Paulo Verde, that is close to Vert Prato, but more of an olive tone.

As you can see below, Vert Prato is very close to Hofkwartier Groen, but a bit less of a yellow undertone. To me, Vert Prato wins because it just looks a bit more cheerful.

This is an ink that has been in a pen since I discovered it – a matching pen that also glows in the dark (the pen, not the ink). I’ve had this Benu filled with Vert Prato for about a year now – I might not ever change this duo.

Which bright green ink do you prefer? Why aren’t there more bright green inks around?




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  1. There are several more yellow-greens to be had out there. ^_^

    Diamine: Jade Green, Spring Green, Kelly Green, Apple Green, and Meadow. And these are just their regular line up. If you dip into their Shimmertastic line, you’ve got the choice of Neon Green and Golden Oasis.
    Pilot Iroshizuku Chiku-rin
    Sailor Manyo Ukikusa
    TWSBI 1791 Ink: Prairie Green
    J. Herbin: Vert Pre
    Ferris WHeel Press: Frivolous Lime and Sweet Honeydew. Their Shimmer ink, Down the Don Valley, is la lovely clover green with green shimmer. Their Fete de Chinoise Sunlit Jade is a gold shimmer ink but the base color is rather dark, though it too is in the yellow range of the green spectrum.

    I am sure I’ve only just barely scratched the surface of currently available yellow-green leaning green inks, but these are the ones that come easily to mind. I hope this helps.

    Happy hunting!

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