Papier Plume Mardi Gras Indians Purple

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):


Special edition inks are sold in 1 oz bottles with the cap covered in wax(?)

Mardi Gras Indians Purple is a plesant medium dark purple with no sheen. The flow is average and the ink feels dry. It’ll be pleasant to use in wet pens but in dry ones the line lacks charisma.

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

Software ID

Color range

Field Notes, Aurora 88, medium nib

Field Notes, Aurora 88, medium nib

Copy paper, Jinhao x750, medium nib

Copy paper, Platinum Preppy, 0.3 nib

Water resistance

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