After taking the long way round via 1986, this is the fifth in this batch of ink reviews, for Cult Pens Deep Dark Green.
For a description of the bottle and box, please see the review of Diamine Crimson ink and for the Cult Pens variants please the review of Cult Pens Deep Dark Blue ink. In this case there were no small labels on the box or the bottle cap. The sole supplier is Cult Pens and the ink is low priced.
The test pen in this case was a green Pilot Prera with a medium nib.
Water resistance was minimal again, only faint lines were left under running water and lines were obliterated by water drops. Cleaning was mostly easy but I did need to use an ultrasonic cleaner for the grip section. This may be due to the design of the pen as the problem area seem to be the metal ring which is a feature of the Pilot Prera. The drying time was around 50 seconds.
Rhodia Dot Pad No 16
The scan makes the ink look close to black but in reality its a very dark green with a hint of grey. I like it.
Ryman Memo Block 9cm x 9cm
Again this looks almost black in the scan rather than the dark green it is on the paper. Feathering is more of an issue here.
This scan is more true to life, and performance is okay on this paper.
Field Notes – Pitch Black
The scanner is fooled again – even thought in reality it looks almost grey, there is still a stronger hint of green in the original.
Mnemosyne Word Card
This is the most accurate representation of the colour of the ink. The hint of grey and the shading is apparent.
Cult Pens Deep Dark Green – Conclusion
I don’t usually like inks with a hint of grey, but I’m happy to make an exception in this case. Another one in the series which would be useful as an unusual note-taking ink.
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