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#1 dizzypen

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 16:36

This review (with more detail/pictures) along with all my others can be found at The Dizzy Pen.

Up today is Diamine Green/Black. Yes, it is a good Mont Blanc Racing Green (MBRG) sub. It actually seems to be a mix between MBRG and Noodler's Zhivago. It's dark but still visibly green, but it's not as olive in color as the MBRG.

I'm not a green ink fan, but I like this one better than I liked either MBRG or Zhivago.

The details:

No feathering or bleeding
Excellent flow
Lubrication is decent: not bad, not excellent.
Drying time of fairly quick at 5 seconds.
I haven't seen any shading with this combo.
There is some level of water resistance, but nothing spectacular really.

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 19:09

This review (with more detail/pictures) along with all my others can be found at The Dizzy Pen.

Up today is Diamine Green/Black. Yes, it is a good Mont Blanc Racing Green (MBRG) sub. It actually seems to be a mix between MBRG and Noodler's Zhivago. It's dark but still visibly green, but it's not as olive in color as the MBRG.

I'm not a green ink fan, but I like this one better than I liked either MBRG or Zhivago.

The details:

No feathering or bleeding
Excellent flow
Lubrication is decent: not bad, not excellent.
Drying time of fairly quick at 5 seconds.
I haven't seen any shading with this combo.
There is some level of water resistance, but nothing spectacular really.

(Click to enlarge and sharpen these images)

<a href="http://dizzypen.file...-card.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-383" title="Dia Green Black Card" src="http://dizzypen.file...black-card.jpg" alt="" width="490" height="326" /></a>

I received this ink sample from the good folks at Diamine. I am not otherwise affiliated with them.


Interesting color, thanks for the scan.

I've been on a search for a green ink that I can like and this is one that I had some hope for. Looks like it's at least worth a try.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:50

I just received some of this ink as well, it is a great ink, in that it's dark enough for work use but has a definite green hue, interesting without screaming look at me.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 14:35

Thanks for another great review!

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 04:44

Hi,

I don't have the Grn-Bk for a side-by-side, but here's a link to an example of MBRG. Please Click Me
The 'SHADING' post is of particular interest.

Glad I stopped at 2 of the new Diamine releases.

It appears that Oxblood may be the only one of interest. I hope it shades like crazy.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 12:44

I too bought a bottle of the Green/Black, but to me it more closely resembles Diamine's Emerald. Has anyone done a side by side of these yet?
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:52

Thanks for a good review of a simple color!

Need a pen repaired or a nib re-ground? I'd love to help you out.


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Posted 01 September 2010 - 15:24

I hoped the Diamine Umber would be dark enough for usual professional forms, but just barely. Nice green, just not "serious" enough.

Anybody find a nice combination which I may be able to add to the umber to get a green/black like the above? Thought I'd start by just adding drops of Pelikan Black, Waterman Black, or Noodler Borealis which I have on hand.

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 17:17

Great review!

I hoped the Diamine Umber would be dark enough for usual professional forms, but just barely. Nice green, just not "serious" enough.

Anybody find a nice combination which I may be able to add to the umber to get a green/black like the above? Thought I'd start by just adding drops of Pelikan Black, Waterman Black, or Noodler Borealis which I have on hand.





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Posted 01 September 2010 - 19:52

I've just got this through the post and to my eye it is very close to PR Ebony Green. Perhaps even a shade or two darker. I love it.
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Posted 05 September 2010 - 20:15

I hoped the Diamine Umber would be dark enough for usual professional forms, but just barely. Nice green, just not "serious" enough.

Anybody find a nice combination which I may be able to add to the umber to get a green/black like the above? Thought I'd start by just adding drops of Pelikan Black, Waterman Black, or Noodler Borealis which I have on hand.


Hi, I had the same problem with Diamine umber, too much green, so I added a good amount of Diamine Jet Black. It is getting better but not perfect, still. I think I will try Diamine green-black

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 21:51

Does anyone know how it does compare to Noodler's Air Corps "blue"/black? How is the saturation? I really like this one, but it is maybe too saturated.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:44

I'll throw in a few pictures that I took of my own Green/Black last night.

I think the colour has got a very nice shading, and it is really hard to get all the green out in a scan.

The photo is of two different types of paper - the one on the left lets the colour stay "on top" of the paper, the one on the right is more absorbing.
Both are standard school pads, so the Green/Black has great potential when it comes to choice of paper as well!

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The "absorbing" paper with some text...
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I have used this colour for school notes for two months straight now! :thumbup: Love it!!

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**EDIT** :: Forgot to mention; the pen I used is a Sailor Sapporo with a medium-line cursive italic! :cloud9:

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 06:01

I've just got this through the post and to my eye it is very close to PR Ebony Green. Perhaps even a shade or two darker. I love it.

yes, i too think PREG is very close, tho' a bit lighter...

i like both of them!
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 07:31

I too bought a bottle of the Green/Black, but to me it more closely resembles Diamine's Emerald. Has anyone done a side by side of these yet?


I currently have Green/Black in a 1.9 italic and Emerald in a fine. The emerald is considerably greener. The G/B shades nicely enough in the broad italic - I'd like to try it in a wet noodle, if someone would buy me one... ;)

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 16:22

I recently bought a sample of the Diamine Green/Black from Goulet Pens, and have to say it's become one of my favorite colors. So far I've only used it in my Sheaffer Prelude, on Levenger Notabilia comp book. I'm looking forward to trying it with my other pens and paper. It is exactly the darkness and shade of green I was hoping for. (And I think Diamine may be becoming my favorite brand of ink. Each one I try behaves so well.)
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Posted 11 November 2010 - 15:54

My two bits -

Aside from finding this color to be darker than lighter green, this ink (in a Platinum Demonstrator with a Fine nib)has proven itself favorably on newsprint, with zero feathering. Mind you, the pen used is a fairly dry writer, but the two proved a perfect pairing for crossword puzzle completion....

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 16:31

:puddle: Now I need to buy more ink. :) Thanks for the review!
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Posted 13 November 2010 - 16:38

I, too, have recently purchased a bottle of Diamine Green Black and can say that it is now my favorite green ink, displacing Noodlers Zhivago and J. Herbin Lierre Sauvage. It's different than both, but the perfect combination of green and understated :)
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Posted 18 November 2010 - 08:54

Thanks for the review. It helped me make up my mind and order a small bottle. I've been using it in a Pelikan M400 with a fine nib and, even though I have always been reluctant to use green inks, when I see a whole page filled with it I quite like the overall effect. I think it's also a good alternative to Diamine Teal (nice ink but with some problems).

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 17:55

what ink did you use for the other words? i like that redish black.

This review (with more detail/pictures) along with all my others can be found at The Dizzy Pen.

Up today is Diamine Green/Black. Yes, it is a good Mont Blanc Racing Green (MBRG) sub. It actually seems to be a mix between MBRG and Noodler's Zhivago. It's dark but still visibly green, but it's not as olive in color as the MBRG.

I'm not a green ink fan, but I like this one better than I liked either MBRG or Zhivago.

The details:

No feathering or bleeding
Excellent flow
Lubrication is decent: not bad, not excellent.
Drying time of fairly quick at 5 seconds.
I haven't seen any shading with this combo.
There is some level of water resistance, but nothing spectacular really.

(Click to enlarge and sharpen these images)

<a href="http://dizzypen.file...-card.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-383" title="Dia Green Black Card" src="http://dizzypen.file...black-card.jpg" alt="" width="490" height="326" /></a>

I received this ink sample from the good folks at Diamine. I am not otherwise affiliated with them.



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Posted 08 March 2011 - 20:15

I hoped the Diamine Umber would be dark enough for usual professional forms, but just barely. Nice green, just not "serious" enough.

Anybody find a nice combination which I may be able to add to the umber to get a green/black like the above? Thought I'd start by just adding drops of Pelikan Black, Waterman Black, or Noodler Borealis which I have on hand.

I also had this 'problem', but I now have a bottle of Green/Black and it is exactly what I hoped for when I bought Umber. It's dark enough to be mistaken for black at a glance, but with enough green to keep a distinctive character. I've been using it non-stop since it arrived a week ago. :cloud9:

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 04:27

After much trepidation I decided to try a green ink and it was Diamine Green-Black.

I would say it is now my favourite ink.

As some users have noted, not a lot of shading but impeccably behaved on my Clairefontaine 90g/m paper.
The colour itself is quite deep and dark and therefore both interesting to look at and serious enough for professional use.

A big thumbs up from me. :thumbup:


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Posted 22 April 2011 - 16:36


I hoped the Diamine Umber would be dark enough for usual professional forms, but just barely. Nice green, just not "serious" enough.

Anybody find a nice combination which I may be able to add to the umber to get a green/black like the above? Thought I'd start by just adding drops of Pelikan Black, Waterman Black, or Noodler Borealis which I have on hand.


Hi, I had the same problem with Diamine umber, too much green, so I added a good amount of Diamine Jet Black. It is getting better but not perfect, still. I think I will try Diamine green-black


At last tested Diamine Green-Black and it is really good. No comparison to Diamine Umber: really dark. In my eyes it could be even more black, but up to now the best dark green I used.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 18:13

At last tested Diamine Green-Black and it is really good. No comparison to Diamine Umber: really dark. In my eyes it could be even more black, but up to now the best dark green I used.

Agreed. Scans are deceptive in that they make G/B appear lighter than it is, and show Umber darker than it is. The actual difference between the two is remarkable. Like you I wouldn't mind G/B to be even darker still (i.e. a 'black' ink with a touch of personality), but it's by far my favourite green.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 14:30

On your scans, it reminds me of R&K Verdigris, more saturated.
How is the flow and saturation compared with Oxblood?
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 15:21

I like this ink. It looks nice and could work out at the office. Thanks for posting the ink review.

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