De Atramentis Document Ink - Green (35ml Bottled Ink) is rated
Rated 3 out of 5
Suitable only for fine nibs
Pros: Seriously waterproof. Dries almost instantly (especially on cheap/absorbent paper). Wet flow. Cons: Spreads a LOT, even on Rhodia/Clairfontaine; I've been using it with a Visconti medium nib, and after it spreads the line is thicker than a 0.9 mm cursive italic with a non-spreading ink. Also, serious nib creep. I couldn't see using it in anything more substantial than a fine nib. All the foregoing comments would apply to any of the De Atramentis Document inks I've tried, but the green is what's in my pen right now.
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5
Impressive Waterproof Green
A really good option for people who need a waterproof/permanent green ink, if you are not picky about bleeding or some show-through. Though if you are, I'd still recommend giving a sample a shot, just stick with extra-fine nibs, especially if you have small handwriting. This ink soaks into paper instantly (hence the bleeding), and De Atramentis are not kidding about it being waterproof/permanent. You can get your paper wet immediately, this ink is not going anywhere. I've used it on a variety of papers, and the characteristics below have applied on everything from standard 20-lb copy paper to Clairefontaine notebook, using a fine-nib Lamy Al-Star. The onscreen sample is a good representation of what to expect on the page, though I've personally found it a little ashier in practice. I would probably describe it as a very flat forest green. It is definitely distinct from black or blue, but it does not pop from the page.
Date published: 2015-01-28