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 samples of fourteen colors and I’ll review them soon. The full line consists of:
- Forest Green
- Forget-me-not Blue
- Lover’s Red
- Ivy Green
- Midnight Blue
- Moss Green
- Oyster Grey
- Peacock Blue
Violet is nice, well behaved ink. It doesn’t feather, it doesn’t cause any bleedthrough. The flow is satisfying and if something needs improvement, it’s lubrication. It could be better.
Drops of ink on kitchen towel
Tomoe River Kaweco Classic Sport, B
Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, B