9 thoughts on “Ink Snippet: Papier Plume Oyster Grey

  1. Laura, that is a beautiful gray ink! It does look like Lexington Gray by Noodler’s to me. (at least what I have in a medium western nib) I am definitely going to get a sample size of this ink too. Thanks for showing this one to us. I am going to check this brand out! Another gray I liked was GvFC-Stone Grey. But I liked Lexington Gray just a little more. I have Iroshizuku-Fuyu syogun. It is a bit too light, but looks awesome in a flex pen. (and plenty dark enough then)

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      1. The sample of Lexington Gray was lighter by a little bit, than my bottle. I think is is a wonderful ink. I have it in my Neponset right now. It is darker though in my medium western nib. I’ve found it to be a great performer for me.

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    1. I found everything you said to be spot on. I got 3 samples in today. I haven’t played around with Oyster Grey enough to make a final opinion. I thought it was close to Lexington Gray, but it is not. It is as you say a blue tinted gray. You don’t notice it until you put it up next to Lexington Gray which to me is pure gray, and nothing else. The Oyster Grey didn’t seem wet to me, but the other two you reviewed did. Maybe I should go floss my nib. It wasn’t dry nor wet for me. The Papier Plume ink is lovely. I put it in a medium western nib. It is dark enough to read easily, and that is a big consideration for me. This ink came in a regular sample bottle for me, because they were OUT of the 15ml bottles of this ink.

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      1. Well I played around with it some more, and found I have to have at least a small bottle. I did some testing of gray samples a while back. Luckily I keep most of that stuff in a notebook. I found that Papier Plume-Oyster Grey is much closer to DeAtramentis Fog Grey, than anything else I’ve tested. I discounted Fog Grey quickly, mainly due to the longer dry time. But the PP Oyster Grey dried in almost half the time as the Fog Grey on Apica Premium paper.

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