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#1 cybaea

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 16:26

This is Diamine Light Green, an ink that is more versatile than I first thought. Recommended on absorbent papers, not low-absorbency papers like the Rhodia used below.

 

The scan below leaves the highlights too pale: they are much more visible on the paper.

 

USAGE

 

DAILY WRITER: Unlikely, unless, perhaps, maybe, if you have a very wet pen

BUSINESS: Would not be appropriate

ILLUSTRATIONS: Possibly, though the shading could be problematic

NOTES: Possible, but probably too pale for all but ephemeral notes

PERSONAL: Barely possible for letters

LOVE LETTERS: I don't think so.

 

CHARACTERISTICS

 

(All are on a 5-point scale from 0 to 4)

 

FEATHERING: 3 - very good, with slight on cheaper papers.

BLEEDTHROUGH: 3 - well controlled

SHADING: 3 - perhaps too much for some!?

SHEEN: 0 - none seen

WATERPROOF: 1 - being generous: the merest hint remains after contact with water.

 

REVIEW

 

Rhodia dotpad. Note that low-absorbent papers like Rhodia is not my favourite for this ink.

 

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I will try to upload the usual writing samples later; small samples are at http://www.fountainp...n/#entry2738483

 

And you can compare all standard Diamine inks at http://www.fountainp...-inks-compared/

 

Hope this helps.


Edited by cybaea, 11 August 2013 - 16:36.

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#2 cybaea

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 16:50

WRITING SAMPLE

 

Corporate 'cartridge' stock paper

 

(Note again the scan makes it look paler than in reality)

 

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 16:51

S-so bright~! The words "Diamine Light Green" nearly blinded me!

 

Goodness, this would make a nice hightlighting color! I understand that it is a bit darker in real life than the scan, correct? 

 

I like greens, and this one is interesting since it seems to fall between the spectrum of R&K Alt Goldgrun and Nagasawa Kobe's Minatogawa Lime. Wish it had sheen, though...


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 17:29

Great review! thanks.

How does Diamine Light Green stack up to J Herbin Vert Pre or Vert Olive?

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 17:39

S-so bright~! The words "Diamine Light Green" nearly blinded me!

 

Goodness, this would make a nice hightlighting color! I understand that it is a bit darker in real life than the scan, correct? 

 

It is more that the scanner could not capture the whole dynamic range - the Ahab text is more readable in real life while on the scan it is hard.

 

Highlighter is certainly one possibility


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 17:41

Great review! thanks.

How does Diamine Light Green stack up to J Herbin Vert Pre or Vert Olive?

 

You are welcome.

 

If somebody will send me a sample I will be happy to compare. :) I have promised not to buy more inks for at least a few weeks :D


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 17:58

Nice enough but far too pale for my old eyes.


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 18:10

Thanks for a nice review. This ink is really super bright indeed! And the shading, given the brightness of the colour, is quite extreme I'd say...Do you think you could take a photo (instead of a scan) so that we get a more representative view about the legibility of this ink in practice? Cheers!



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 19:27

Thanks for a nice review. This ink is really super bright indeed! And the shading, given the brightness of the colour, is quite extreme I'd say...Do you think you could take a photo (instead of a scan) so that we get a more representative view about the legibility of this ink in practice? Cheers!

 

I can try:

 

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 20:58

Great. Thanks! From this picture the ink looks much more useable and legible. Still too bright for my liking though ;-)



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:00

So, would you use this as a highlighting ink?


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:49

So, would you use this as a highlighting ink?

 

Possible, though my preference would be a writer in a very (very) wet flex pen.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 21:37

Good to know.  Thanks again.


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 16:25

looks like a sublime green, interesting color though


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 19:56

Wow -- that's really hard to read. I had trouble with Diamine Kelly Green and even a bit with Meadow, and this might just be even worse! Lovely shading, though.
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Posted 14 October 2013 - 23:17

Finally I did a quick test of two other light greens. Do they look similar?



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