Papier Plume Streetcar Green

Papier Plume is s stationery shop situated in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. The company began its business in 2001 however the shop was opened in 2007. From what I see on google maps the shop looks quite nice.


Some time ago the company started to offer fountain pen inks. They’re supposed to be hand poured and bottled right in the shop. The inks are water based and described as french inks (imported? anyone knows french private label maker?). At the moment the inks are available in 15 colors and are sold in three bottles: small (15 ml), medium (30 ml), big (50 ml):



I’ve received sample of Streetcar Green from ManofKent who’s done excellent review of this ink. Thank you for sending me ink samples 🙂

Be sure to check Jackokun review of this ink as well. Together with mine they should give good image of what to expect from this interesting ink.

It’s not crazily saturated. I would say it’s rather subdued and subtle. The color goes between green, green-grey and greyish. The ink is well and flowes nicely from the pens I filled with it (Platinum Preppy, Hero 5028, Jinhao 922) but it lacks lubrication a little bit. It will shade nicely on some papers, not so much on other. There’s no sheen. The ink is fairly water resistant. Accidental spill won’t blur the text.

I would say it’s nice, wet-flowing ink that’s easy on the eyes.

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

Software ID

Rhodia, Jinhao 922, fine nib

Leuchtturm 1917, Jinhao 922, fine nib

Linen paper, Hero 5028, stub 1.9

Water resistance (after 24 hours of soaking in the water – it was supposed to be 15 minutes but I forgot L had left the paper in the water)


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