01-28-2015, 10:04 AM
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Have any of you come across a green ink that is approximately the same color as the pen below?  Green is one of the colors I use to mark up drawings at work and I'd like to start using an FP pen.  The greens I've found are either too light, making it difficult to see, or too dark, making it appear nearly black.  The shade below is the perfect shade (and is the pen I use now)

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 01-28-2015, 11:11 AM
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what about this kind then - i'm sure pelikan got it in green as well Smile

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 01-28-2015, 12:16 PM
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Thanks for the suggestion.  I did find the green version of this and I think it may be too light.  I did however, find a promising candidate in Pelikan Brilliant Green

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 01-28-2015, 12:56 PM
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I use a Pilot VP and the Pilot Namiki Green cartridges are quite close to what you have shown...but they only fit the VP.  Sad

IC-50 Green

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 01-28-2015, 01:28 PM
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This is my go-to pen dealer:

http://www.jetpens.com/

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 01-28-2015, 02:31 PM
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(01-28-2015, 12:56 PM)Bruce Wrote: I use a Pilot VP and the Pilot Namiki Green cartridges are quite close to what you have shown...but they only fit the VP.  Sad

IC-50 Green

As it happens, I have a Vanishing Point!  It's my most used, most favorite pen.  I use it for work every day.  Currently it's filled with an IC-50 Blue cartridge.  I'd hate to switch it to green, though, as it would limit how much I use it.

Getting this pen was quite a bit of fortune.  It's the original faceted VP (from what I'm told).  A gal at work advertised it on our company classified for just $10.  It was a present from her ex-boyfriend and she wanted to get rid of it.  She said it was worth more, but was looking for a quick sale.  At the time, I had no idea what it was, only that I had been considering getting a fountain pen, so I bought it.    After looking into it further, I see they can sell for $200 or more.

I lost this pen once for a couple of months.  When I finally found it buried in a project file, I picked it up to write with it and it started right up like it had been used daily.

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 01-28-2015, 03:23 PM
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(01-28-2015, 01:28 PM)KnurledNut Wrote: This is my go-to pen dealer:

http://www.jetpens.com/

Pat, along with Jet Pens, mentioned here, I always recommend the Goulet Pen Co. They sell more than 600 colors across many brands and you can even buy samples to try before investing in a whole bottle.  You can look up inks based on color alone. Here are the green inks they sell: http://www.gouletpens.com/bottled-ink/c/...egoryId=14

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 01-28-2015, 04:55 PM
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Thanks, freddy!
I had been to Goulet's website before but didn't realize you could search by color like that.  Love the way they make it easy to see the colors.

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 01-28-2015, 05:12 PM
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Decided to go with Diamine Ultra Green. 

Thanks, folks, for your input.

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 01-28-2015, 05:16 PM
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(01-28-2015, 04:55 PM)5Savages Wrote: Thanks, freddy!
I had been to Goulet's website before but didn't realize you could search by color like that.  Love the way they make it easy to see the colors.

(01-28-2015, 05:12 PM)5Savages Wrote: Decided to go with Diamine Ultra Green. 

Thanks, folks, for your input.


My pleasure, Pat.  By the way, I'm a big fan of Diamine inks.  I hope Ultra Green works out for you. Thumbsup

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 01-29-2015, 03:40 AM
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(01-28-2015, 02:31 PM)5Savages Wrote:
(01-28-2015, 12:56 PM)Bruce Wrote: I use a Pilot VP and the Pilot Namiki Green cartridges are quite close to what you have shown...but they only fit the VP.  Sad

IC-50 Green

As it happens, I have a Vanishing Point!  It's my most used, most favorite pen.  I use it for work every day.  Currently it's filled with an IC-50 Blue cartridge.  I'd hate to switch it to green, though, as it would limit how much I use it.

Getting this pen was quite a bit of fortune.  It's the original faceted VP (from what I'm told).  A gal at work advertised it on our company classified for just $10.  It was a present from her ex-boyfriend and she wanted to get rid of it.  She said it was worth more, but was looking for a quick sale.  At the time, I had no idea what it was, only that I had been considering getting a fountain pen, so I bought it.    After looking into it further, I see they can sell for $200 or more.

I lost this pen once for a couple of months.  When I finally found it buried in a project file, I picked it up to write with it and it started right up like it had been used daily.

I don't  think that is what they meant by VANISHING point Biggrin

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 02-06-2015, 09:59 AM
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I've been trying different green inks over the years, and in my experience you've hit upon the best one for pure "greeness," the Pelikan. 

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 02-10-2015, 08:03 AM
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The Diamine Ultra Green arrived yesterday.   This morning I loaded it up in a green Pilot 78G.  The ink color is exactly what I wanted.  Thanks for the help!

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 02-10-2015, 08:34 AM
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(02-10-2015, 08:03 AM)5Savages Wrote: The Diamine Ultra Green arrived yesterday.   This morning I loaded it up in a green Pilot 78G.  The ink color is exactly what I wanted.  Thanks for the help!

That's great, Pat. Smile

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