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#1 alc3261

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 00:02

I just noticed the latest new colour.......Orange. 


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 01:27

I love a good orange. My Noodler's Apache Sunset is what I use when I grade papers for my teachers.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 02:03

Thanks for the heads up!
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Posted 11 June 2014 - 08:18

I spotted that one too in the CP newsletter. Would really like to see how they're stretching the definition of deep and dark with this one. I love orange ink too, though.

 

I have all five predecessors -- from what I can tell they're darker versions of

 

Blue -- Midnight

Red -- Oxblood

Green -- Green/Black (or Umber?)

Brown -- Macassar

Purple -- Grape

 

What are the bets on Orange? Pumpkin? Sunset?

 

Hmm, this is the sound of inevitability.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 14:34

I don't do orange but it will probably be a popular one, based on the others in the Deep Dark range.


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 14:48

Mine arrived yesterday :)  

 

It's very much in the mould of Noodler's Cayenne or Antietam - perhaps halfway between the two (which is great for us in the UK as Noodler's is virtually unbtainable), and surprisingly marks out a new are of the spectrum for Diamine to explore. I didn't think that there were any of those left! For a Deep Dark it has a fair bit of shading. If you are fond of Cooper's Oxford Marmalade, you'll know the colour well.

 

Smiorgan, - well ... all inks are one colour mixed with another, aren't they? I would say that the entirety of Diamine's 130+ range is made from maybe eight colours in varying combinations with perhaps additives to control physical factors like transparency, drying time etc. I reckon the Deep Darks are faster drying and have less shading than the inks you mentioned (especially DD Red when compared to Oxblood, which really is an old smearer). Just be thankful that it is the colours which are different, and not just the names ( Akkerman stylee).

 

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 14:51

Hmm I'm intrigued. I often use Diamine Pumpkin for cards and correspondence, but this looks like it might be slightly more useable for notes etc? Any thoughts on that encremental?

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 15:29

These inks are rapidly becoming my everyday use inks.  I love the colors, and they flow so well in my collection of EF and F nibs.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 15:34

I'd love to see a snapshot of a writing sample with DDO, if anyone has one they can post.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 15:36

Strictlyobiter - yes, it would be a perfectly practical colour for cards & correspondence. In fact I wrote a birthday card with it this very afternoon!

 

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 16:27

I'd love to see a snapshot of a writing sample with DDO, if anyone has one they can post.

Me too, especially next to Diamine Pumpkin (and any others) for a little comparison.  Although, I would take a swab sample too.


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 17:06

I'd love to see a snapshot of a writing sample with DDO, if anyone has one they can post.

I'm getting some so you'll probably see it in a letter!!


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 17:13

Yay!  :D  It's awesome having ink addicted pen pals.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 17:14

Just a quick idea of it, compared to a few others I had to hand. The colour looks reasonable on my screen.

 

 

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I think it's the deepest and darkest orange I have!

 

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 17:26

That and the blaze orange look awesome.  I don't have any orange inks.  Why is this?


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 17:38

Yes, Blaze Orange is amazing. It has possibly even better shading than Caran d'Ache Saffron without either the expense or the discontinuedness. A top five Orange, definitely.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 21:21

 ... all inks are one colour mixed with another, aren't they? I would say that the entirety of Diamine's 130+ range is made from maybe eight colours in varying combinations with perhaps additives to control physical factors like transparency, drying time etc. I reckon the Deep Darks are faster drying and have less shading than the inks you mentioned (especially DD Red when compared to Oxblood, which really is an old smearer). Just be thankful that it is the colours which are different, and not just the names ( Akkerman stylee).

 

John

 

Yes, obviously Diamine must be using a small number of base colours. It couldn't be a viable manufacturing operation otherwise.

 

Comparisons of the colours is going to be subjective -- especially with images on a screen -- but a bit of chromatography on DDB and Midnight show they have very similar components. If I were going to make an exclusive ink I would tweak and existing product line rather than formulate something completely new. But I'm not complaining, I love all the Diamine/CP range and the new DDO looks like the business.

 

Thanks for the swabs. DDO looks magnificent. A lot like the PR Orange Crush swab on thewritingdesk.co.uk

 

(FWIW I've found DDR smears, Oxblood doesn't)



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 21:24

Thanks for the swabs Encrement, that Blaze Orange really pops!

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 00:11

Just a quick idea of it, compared to a few others I had to hand. The colour looks reasonable on my screen.

 

 

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I think it's the deepest and darkest orange I have!

 

John

 

 

WOW I love the image and the pen.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:03

Having tried it, I'd describe it as a fractionally more orange version of Ancient Copper.  

 

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 18:22

Having tried it, I'd describe it as a fractionally more orange version of Ancient Copper.  

 

Cheers, Al

 

 

Any pics?


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 19:14

Ah, I always hesitate to post ink colour stuff because have serious doubts that what I see on my monitor is correct, but for what it's worth:

 

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The Pelikan really doesn't bring out the best of this ink; it'll be moving on shortly.

 

Cheers, Al



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Posted 12 June 2014 - 23:32

OH, I love it!!!!!


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 01:13

I'm really digging the shade from what I see posted here, but Diamine orange inks seem to have worse than average cases of creeping crud on the nib. Any experience with this so far?

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 07:46

Received my bottle at the weekend, along with Diamine Eclipse. Both colours absolutely brilliant. Agreed, DDO is a lot like Ancient Copper, but it's a purer orange and I like it better.

 

@MCN Diamine AC certainly forms crud, but Diamine Sunset doesn't, and it depends on the nib. In all cases the crud washes off at least. DDO currently in my Carene which didn't show up much crud with AC.