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    Default EFNIR: Pilot Mixable Colour Light-green

    Extra Fine Nib Ink Review: Pilot Mixable Colour Light-green

    This is review #279 in my series. Here's the YouTube video:


    Post-recording notes: As mentioned with previous inks in this series, I'm taking them out of order because they're starting to evaporate out of the cartridge. I added a few drops of distilled water to top the cartridge off. I don't believe this has had a significant impact on color or performance.

    This is a bright, happy, Spring green that leans heavily yellow. It's a little brighter when wet, more muted when dry. It's a little better behaved than the others I've tested in this line. Shading seems to depend on paper. On the front side of Rhodia (not the side I reviewed on), this ink dried in roughly 1.5 minutes.

    Cleaning was quick and easy. The remaining ink went into a Prera with a CM (stub) nib without any dilution (didn't want to dilute what lubrication it had).

    Zoomed in photo (Very close. Perhaps the closest match.)


    Screenshot (Text is a little too dark and muted.)


    Scan of Completed Review (The green is a little muted, especially in the smear which is much brighter and very yellow-green in real life. On my monitor, that smear looks brownish, but there's no brownish on the page.)


    Absorbent Paper Close-up (top is puzzle paper like thick newsprint, bottom is old 20lb copy paper) (They're not too far off.)


    Line width (The "I" in "Ink:". Magnification is 100x. The grid is 100x100µm. The scale is 360µm, with twelve divisions of 30µm each. The line width for this ink is roughly 343µm. With 279 inks measured, the average line width is 296µm.)


    Microscope image (100x. Colors were a bit brighter / more vibrant in reality, but this is close. 'Twas dull except for these yellow-orange spikes at the edges of the slip cover (which edge you see at the top, right of the image).)


    Previous Review: Rohrer & Klingner Königsblau.

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Pilot Mixable Colour Light-green

    A blast of orange sun-rays spiked the green sea, only just missing the tiny island floating to its off-side….

    I love spring greens. Such bright, happy colors! And shading, too? But given the Eternal Dry Time, and the fact that I already have Diamine Meadow…

    Nevertheless, Liz, THANK YOU once again for the Triple Tuesday Treat of review, micro, and story.

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Pilot Mixable Colour Light-green

    Thanks for a fun review of a boring ink

    I'm intrigued (to put it mildly) by that green squirrel



    Looking forward to next week and every Tuesday

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Pilot Mixable Colour Light-green

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    A blast of orange sun-rays spiked the green sea, only just missing the tiny island floating to its off-side….
    Love your descriptions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    I love spring greens. Such bright, happy colors! And shading, too? But given the Eternal Dry Time, and the fact that I already have Diamine Meadow…
    Me, too. My favorite is Robert Oster Green Lime. Aren't we fortunate to have so many variations!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Nevertheless, Liz, THANK YOU once again for the Triple Tuesday Treat of review, micro, and story.
    You're most welcome!

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Pilot Mixable Colour Light-green

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Thanks for a fun review of a boring ink
    You're very welcome! Next week's might be more intriguing - it's a doozie (very long).

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    I'm intrigued (to put it mildly) by that green squirrel
    He came from your review of the Octopus ink of that name...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Looking forward to next week and every Tuesday
    Thank you!

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Pilot Mixable Colour Light-green

    Lovely!
    Another fan of springy greens here - we're just starting to see them now and it's so uplifting.

    It's another ink I have tried and enjoyed, but wouldn't bother replacing given the number of similar alternatives, but it was nice to see such a thorough analysis. I don't recall huge problems with dry time, but I was using a pretty new cartridge, so also didn't have any lubrication problems that I remember.

    I'm fascinated by the green squirrel! I wonder if it's naturally that colour, or has been in some way altered, or has chameleon properties. And what is the High Wizard about to say? I'm looking forward to next week already!

    Thank you as always Liz for putting some zing into Tuesday

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Pilot Mixable Colour Light-green

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Lovely!
    Another fan of springy greens here - we're just starting to see them now and it's so uplifting.

    It's another ink I have tried and enjoyed, but wouldn't bother replacing given the number of similar alternatives, but it was nice to see such a thorough analysis. I don't recall huge problems with dry time, but I was using a pretty new cartridge, so also didn't have any lubrication problems that I remember.


    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I'm fascinated by the green squirrel! I wonder if it's naturally that colour, or has been in some way altered, or has chameleon properties. And what is the High Wizard about to say? I'm looking forward to next week already!
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Thank you as always Liz for putting some zing into Tuesday
    You're most welcome!

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