Papier Plume Bayou Nightfall

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):



Bayou Nightfall is an interesting ink with unique hue. It’s somewhere between green, blue and green. The ink is moderately saturated and offers nice and consistent flow. The shading is quite strong and differences between text parts are easily visible even from finer nibs. The sample was sent to me by namrehsnoom – thanks!

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

Software ID

Color range

Field Notes, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

Tsubame, Kaweco Classic Sport, B

Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, B


Water resistance