Ink Review: KWZ Foggy Green

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I used Foggy Green with a Lamy Vista and a Pelikan M400 with medium nib.  It is a wetter ink, with excellent lubrication.  Foggy Green was so smooth, it felt like the pens were gliding.

Foggy Green does not shade very much, but it gives a dark and lovely line on the page.  This is a fairly saturated ink, and the overall impression I take from the color is of the deep forest.

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It’s an ink that would work very well as a blue or black alternative, being very legible and dark.  In some light it almost looks black, especially from a fine nib pen.  Here is a quick comparison to a medium blue ink and lighter black ink.

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Here is the color on Rhodia lined paper, using a Lamy Vista with 1.1 mm stub, a Vista with fine nib and then a Pelikan M400 with medium nib.

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I thought the color looked especially nice on cream-colored Tomoe River paper.

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On lower-quality paper that’s not as fountain-pen friendly, the ink did pretty well for such a wet and lubricated ink.  There was some showthrough to the other side of the page.  The ink tried to feather on low-quality paper, but didn’t really.  Instead I’d say Foggy Green mostly kept it together even with the very wet Pelikan M400, here on Staples Sustainable Earth paper.

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Foggy Green cleaned up very easily with just plain water, which is outstanding for such a dark ink.  It was not, however, particularly water-resistant.  Even on lower-quality, more absorbent paper, most of the dye ran off.  The next photo shows the result of contact with water on absorbent paper on the left, and fountain-pen friendly paper on the right.

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Being such a classic evergreen in color, I thought Foggy Green would be similar to a number of inks I already have, but the only close match I found was Cultpens Deep Dark Green.

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For context, here is Foggy Green compared to two of my favorite green inks: my usual dark green, Diamine Green Black,  on the left, and J. Herbin Vert Empire, a softer, much less saturated green, on the right.

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Paper towel chromatography of Foggy Green was a fun surprise for me. KWZ is so creative in its ink mixes.

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I received this sample of Foggy Green from KWZ so I could review it.  KWZ ink is available online from at least one US store and also directly from KWZ in Poland.

One thought on “Ink Review: KWZ Foggy Green

  1. I really like this on the ivory paper! It’s oddly modern and sophisticated, not faux old-timey like most inks look on ivory (not dissing on faux old-timey. I love that look. It’s just cool to see a different effect than expected!)

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