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#1 mhphoto

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:55

Here's my review of the deep and brooding Diamine Prussian Blue, sponsored by FPN member Jared, who kindly sent me a batch of ink samples to review. Thanks Jared! :thumbup:

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A fantastic ink that I shall be buying a bottle of very soon. :D

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:39

Another great review and it's an ink I enjoy using although I've perhaps used the right nibs as I don't get it as dark as your examples. However, I've a wet Conway Stewart 60 due any day back from having the lever 'tightened' so I'll try the PB in that. I've found its water-resistance good as well.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 16:07

Excellent review, and a great ink! Thank you for sharing with us.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 18:48

I sure don't need another blue ink but if I did, I really like the looks of this one. Thanks for the review.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 19:41

This color is amazing! So regal and dignified, cool and professional.

I am curious though, how does it compare to Diamine Denim? More blue and less purple?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 23:16

This color is amazing! So regal and dignified, cool and professional.

I am curious though, how does it compare to Diamine Denim? More blue and less purple?

Here's my take on it.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 23:30

That bottle of Prussian Blue is much darker than the one I received, looks closer to Twilight or Blue-Black by Diamine.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 00:28

Thanks everyone!

That bottle of Prussian Blue is much darker than the one I received, looks closer to Twilight or Blue-Black by Diamine.


The Noodler's Flex pen I use is a wet writer, so it does lay the ink down a bit thicker than a normal pen of comparable nib size. I think the Serwex is more what you'd expect from the typical fine nib pen, but I like my pens wet anyway so that's kind of where my reviews come form. :)

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Posted 25 December 2012 - 20:57

one of my favorite inks from diamine. I use it regularly in my sheaffer pfm II with a m nib not only it gives the pen a lot of shading but it also improves the inkflow. Thanks for the review :thumbup:

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 07:20

I did find some elusive sheen with this ink, but only after putting it in a brush pen and writing on a strange paper that came in a batch of paper from an estate sale. It sort of resembles wax paper.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:34

Good review!

Beautiful ink that Prussian Blue. Just ordered one now. Won't mind it overcoming my current favorite and similar - J. Herbin's Bleu Nuit! :thumbup:

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:35

Nice, elegant writing...

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 00:07

Based on the pictures, the ink really appears to be different in a wider nib. Thank you for the comparisons and review.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 00:24

Big surprise for me -- I had totally written this ink off. Thanks for the review!
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#15 georges zaslavsky

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 21:59

One of my favorite inks from diamine


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:13

I have a Prussian Blue fountain pen just waiting for this lovely color. Thank you for the excellent review.
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Posted 23 June 2013 - 04:33

Diamine Prussian Blue is not just another Blue-Black. Initially, it starts as
dull blue black but after drying morphs into some shade of Russian Blue beads.
Liked it a lot that way.