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#1 777

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 08:08

This review, along with all my other ones, can be found on my blog. Please, do me a huge favor and check it out. I'm certain you'll enjoy your visit. :D

This ink is the first yellow I have ever tried. I'll reserve my full opinion until I try all my yellow samples I just purchased.

For now, I LOVE this ink! It's a fabulous yellow color with great shading. I've always wanted a yellow ink, and for now, this is it. Again though, I have 5 +- other yellows I need to try before I get a full bottle... :)

Diamine Sunshine really looks like the sun. It's a bright yellow with orange undertones, and is actually not to hard to read. I agree, for a 15 page letter it might be a bad choice, but for quick notes, special cards, and doodling for fun - it's awesome!

Here is the type-version of my review as usual:

Ink Review: Dimaine Sunshine Yellow

Pen and nib: TWSBI Diamond 540 - B nib

Color: The sunshine! It's a really gorgeous yellow/orange with great shading.

Dry time: 15 - 20 seconds. Do note: The TWSBI B nibs are known to be extremely wet writers. I'll test this ink in another pen later and retry the dry-time...

Smear when dry: NO

Lubrication: Low/medium. This ink is very watery, which is not a bad thing to me. A watery ink means it will be easier to clean out during flushing.

Shading: Pretty good! Not massive amounts, but enough to add a lovely aspect to the ink.

Feathering: None, at least on any decent paper.

Bleedthrough: None at all! This ink seems very well-behaved in this respect.

Notes: I really love this ink! It's pretty well-behaved, and the color is fabulous! I love the shading too. Overall this ink really does look like the sunshine.I would highly recommend this ink to anyone who likes yellows and oranges!



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Overall I really like this ink. I am currently keeping it in my TWSBI, since the pen is a demonstrator. This ink is very pretty in whatever it is contained in! I forgot to mention - This ink would work pretty decently as a highlighter ink. It's a little bit "shaded", and I would prefer a more straight up yellow for highlighting. But, it would work if you wanted it too. In short - I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good yellow with shading.

I hope you have enjoyed this review of this great ink. Please let me know what you think of it in the comment area. I would love to hear from you!

Also, do yourself a favor and subscribe to stay informed! I've got 10+ new reviews coming your way. A few of them will be reviews of more yellow ink - so you can compare them and pick the best one!

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 00:03

Very pretty yellow, aptly named!
Nice review...thanks!
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 01:36

Wow. That's pretty, but really bright. I guess if you need to leave notes that people won't miss....

Thanks for the review.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:18

Very pretty yellow, aptly named!
Nice review...thanks!



You're most welcome! I think the name indeed suits this ink very well. :)

Wow. That's pretty, but really bright. I guess if you need to leave notes that people won't miss....

Thanks for the review.


I find in person it's bright, but not offensively so. It's actually quite pleasant to look at. Though on shiny CF paper it is brighter than usual...

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 08:22

i had this ink in my shopping cart a few times and always drop it. will see on my next purchase...


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Posted 23 August 2011 - 11:21

I've seen it, but not thought about purchasing it until now. Love the color. Thanks, 777!

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:16

i had this ink in my shopping cart a few times and always drop it. will see on my next purchase...


thx for the review, 777!



It's really worth trying out. Especially for only $1.25. :)

I don't think you'll be disappointed by the color! The more I use it, the more I like it.

I've seen it, but not thought about purchasing it until now. Love the color. Thanks, 777!


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Posted 23 August 2011 - 12:29


I've seen it, but not thought about purchasing it until now. Love the color. Thanks, 777!


You're most welcome. I didn't consider yellow inks for the longest time until I sought out reviews of them. It wasn't long afterwards that I got some samples... Now, to pick out a full bottle - such a tough choice... Posted Image

Thats my issue with Blue inks. TOo many to choose from...

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 15:35

Thank you for the review, Tyler!
It's a good option to the Noodler's Highlighter Inks. I'm very surprised that it does not produce bleedthrough at all! Even showthrough? It's great! I have a full bottle of Noodler's Sunrise and don't use because it bleeds like crazy, even on Clairefontaine paper!! To use in books, NO WAY! I'm very tempted to try in my next Diamine order!

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 17:24

Thank you for the review, Tyler!
It's a good option to the Noodler's Highlighter Inks. I'm very surprised that it does not produce bleedthrough at all! Even showthrough? It's great! I have a full bottle of Noodler's Sunrise and don't use because it bleeds like crazy, even on Clairefontaine paper!! To use in books, NO WAY! I'm very tempted to try in my next Diamine order!

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Yea, it's pretty well-behaved. Especially in my TWSBI nib! It's a very wet writer. I think this ink might work perfectly for you. No bleeding on staples eco-friendly paper, and certainly none on CF/rhodia. :)

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Posted 24 August 2011 - 06:24

Thank you for your review. It reminded me that I already have a bottle of this that I must go and try out again :rolleyes:
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Posted 24 August 2011 - 21:20

Would you say the colour is somewhere between that of a yellow and orange highlighter? Would it make a good highlighter ink?
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:25

Would you say the colour is somewhere between that of a yellow and orange highlighter? Would it make a good highlighter ink?



Color, it's hard to describe... I suppose a yellow/orange highlighter would be accurate...

I think it would work decently as a highlighter ink. Let me run a few tests on that and get back to you. I'd like to know the answer also... :)

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 13:36

I've got three yellows - Sailor Orange Yellow, R&K Helianthus and Diamine Sunshine, and of the three, Sunshine is easily my favourite because of that dramatic shading.

It seems a first cousin to Diamine's Blaze Orange, which has the same C d'A Saffron / Apache Sunset quality. I also agree that yellow is surprisingly usable unless you write a lot in the evening by tungsten light, in which case you may experience problems.

But we do need more stuff about yellow inks. Orange was overlooked at one time, and now you can't move for the stuff. Yellow is more than due its time in the ...er, sun.

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 00:45

Such an amazing colour! How does it compare to Diamine Amber - I can't choose between the two.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 14:30

I just ordered a TWSBI and would like to use it on a daily basis for class notes, and I've been searching for an ink that's good for that and looks nice in the demonstrator. Do you think this ink on a notebook full of notes would be too much to go through at the end of term when I'm studying for finals?
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Posted 30 August 2011 - 19:57

Such an amazing colour! How does it compare to Diamine Amber - I can't choose between the two.


I've never seen Diamine amber, so I don't know how it compares. I might get a sample though someday and try it. :)

I just ordered a TWSBI and would like to use it on a daily basis for class notes, and I've been searching for an ink that's good for that and looks nice in the demonstrator. Do you think this ink on a notebook full of notes would be too much to go through at the end of term when I'm studying for finals?



I'm not sure about that... I'd get a sample vial and try it out. A sample ought to last a page or two. That'd give you an idea of how it'd work for you. :)


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