Thursday, February 6, 2014

Review: Franklin-Christoph Olde Emerald Writing Fluid @PiperFC

Scott at Franklin-Christoph sent me samples of the new Franklin-Christoph Writing Fluids - a.k.a fountain pen inks - to try out and review. I reviewed the Black Magic a little while ago, then the Dark Denim (quite nice), now it's Olde Emerald's turn.
Review: Franklin-Christoph Olde Emerald Writing Fluid @PiperFC
ABOUT
Review: Franklin-Christoph Olde Emerald Writing Fluid @PiperFC Swab
Color: Green
Bottle: 59 ml (this is a sample)
Price: $12.50
Price/ml: $0.21/ml
Where to buy: Franklin-Christoph's Ink Cellar
Review: Franklin-Christoph Olde Emerald Writing Fluid @PiperFC
Review: Franklin-Christoph Olde Emerald Writing Fluid @PiperFC
Review: Franklin-Christoph Olde Emerald Writing Fluid @PiperFC
Review: Franklin-Christoph Olde Emerald Writing Fluid @PiperFC
PROS
  • Very nice colour! Unique green.
  • Shades really well.
  • Good flow, especially for dry pens.
  • Slightly waterproof.
    Review: Franklin-Christoph Olde Emerald Writing Fluid @PiperFC Flex Shading
    CONS
    • I found the drying time to be slightly long but this is barely a con. Just thought I'd mention it.
    OVERALL

    So far, this is my favourite of the three Franklin-Christoph inks I've reviewed (Black Magic, Dark Denim). The colour reminds me a lot of Rohrer & Klingner's Alt-Goldgrün, which is probably my green of choice. The ink behaves pretty well and there is little to complain about. I'm quite taken with the colour.

    I received this sample free of charge from Franklin-Christoph to review and enjoy. My opinions are 100% my own and completely honest. I was not compensated monetarily to write this review. 

    6 comments:

    Pen Paper Ink Letter said...

    Do you know if the name is a marketing thing or is there some chemical issue that causes it to be labeled differently?

    Heather said...

    I really like the look of this green. It also reminded me of R&K Alt-Goldgrun, although the Olde Emerald looks a bit darker in your photos.

    Azizah Asgarali said...

    It's a lot like AG, and you're right, just a touch darker. I wanted to compare them but completely forgot when I was doing the review itself...... getting old... hehe. Similar colour profile. I love Olde Emerald now because AG is one of my FAVOURITE inks and this one is so close to it!

    Azizah Asgarali said...

    I am pretty sure it's just an older fashionable term for ink.. no difference to its make up, nothing to be worried about either :)

    Pen Paper Ink Letter said...

    Thanks for the reply.

    inktronics blog said...

    Ooooo, I really like that green!

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