Ink Review: De Atramentis Pigeon Blue

De Atramentis Pigeon Blue Goulet Ink Drop - March 2015
Pen: Lamy Safari EF
Paper: Rhodia Dotpad 80gsm

I received my first batch of Goulet Pens' Ink Drop samples about a week ago.  The theme is Birds of a Feather, and the first ink in the list was De Atramentis Pigeon Blue.

De Atramentis is handmade in Germany by Dr. Franz Josef Jansen.  They carry quite an array of colors and ink properties - one of their most well-known lines is their Document Inks.  They also carry some really cool scented inks which is something you don't see often amongst ink retailers.

This is my first experience with De Atramentis ink, and I have to say that I am really liking it so far.  I'm not typically a blue ink person - especially royal blues - but Pigeon Blue is more of a dark turquoise with a tiny hint of some grey overtones here and there.  Shading is moderate, though not crazy.  Feathering is non-existent and there is no ghosting or bleedthrough on the Rhodia pad.  I could definitely see myself using this on occasion.

Keep an eye out for the other 4 ink reviews this week from the March 2015 Ink Drop!

De Atramentis Pigeon Blue is $12.50 for 35ml from Goulet Pens