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#1 DanielCoffey

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 14:18

INK : DIAMINE UMBER

PAPER : RHODIA #16 A5 white lined

PEN : Onoto Magna 261 Medium nib tweaked for wet flow by John Sorowka (Oxonian).

Scanner : IT8-calibrated Epson V600 flatbed
Colour Space : Adobe RGB
Matte : 50% grey and 100% white
Post-process : Unsharp Mask

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Here is a close-up of the swab...

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And a close-up of the shading!

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#2 The Good Captain

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 16:01

I've got some and just waiting to use it ina new pen on return from holiday - I think. Have you seen the posts about 'Diamine Racing Green' made for missingpen?

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#3 DanielCoffey

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 16:57

Yes, I read those discussions. For myself, I prefer Umber and Green/Black to the olive tones in MBRG.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 17:02

Nice review. And very helpful to me, since the name umber would give me the wrong impression of the ink's color. :)

Umber is an earthy brown that turns reddish when "burnt."

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 17:23

Great review. :) Made me want to try out the sample of it I've had for a while, so I just inked up my 1983 Pilot Long Murex (F) with it. Wonderful color. :cloud9:
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#6 DanielCoffey

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 19:09

Nothing is sadder than a forgotten ink... so yes, get it out and use it!

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 19:54

All this has got me thinking about the Evergreen too. Someone commented that it was a bit slow-drying but it has a good colour and together with Green-Black and Umber could make up my three greens a day. Probably not literally using all three in one day, you understand.

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Posted 16 September 2011 - 20:19

Really an excellent ink. My favourite Diamine so far. A nice conservative mid-saturation green. It's gotten along well with any pen I've tried it in.

#9 DanielCoffey

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 06:25

Well you know having said that, you now need to try Evergreen?

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:37

Diamine Umber and Teal are my favorite greens.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 13:07

One of my favourites.
Thank you for the review!

#12 DanielCoffey

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 14:04

Have you noticed how many of us buy other people's favourites and then those colours end up being our favourites too?

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 19:19

I don't understand the naming on this ink either. First time I saw about it I thought the name was a mistake - or somebody posted the wrong photo with the review. Umber? Nonsense.

THIS is umber.

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I wonder why they named it that.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 19:32

I love the ink, but I am really relieved to know it is not just me who is confused by the naming. I always thought Umber was a brown, as well.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 19:36

Umber is a brown... but "Green Umber" isn't.

Dulux Green Umber paint is in the "restful green" end of the green/browns and there is a Theatrical Chandler selling "Green Umber Greasepaint" in 12.5 kilo tubs - perfect for camouflage when the Lamy Blue-Black-induced Zombie Apocalypse hits!

The watercolour swatch for Green Umber can be seen HERE.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 19:41

ah! I see. Thanks.

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Posted 18 September 2011 - 19:41

On my uncalibrated it is quite similar to Akkerman Groenmarkt Smaragd, an ink that I like.



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Posted 18 September 2011 - 20:17

Thanks to Daniel Coffey for the clarification about green umber versus brown umber. I'd always thought "umber" was an earthy brown, too!

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Posted 08 October 2011 - 04:42

My favorite green ink. I like the softness and the subtle greyness of it and I will also say that it reminded me of money the first time I used it as well. I have a couple of other greens that are deeper (PR Sherwood Forest and Diamine Sherwood Green) but this one gets the most use.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 02:41

Just inked up my first pen with Diamine Umber and I am not seeing any gray component. It is a nice pleasing shade of green and easy on the eyes, but I see absolutely no gray.

Next time I will give the bottle a good shake.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:34

I just bought some recently, and it appears quite different on various paper. For example, it appears more saturated on a Rhodia DotPad than on glassy Clairefontaine.

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 00:08

Thank you for the "umber" clarification. I'm surprised you said "moderate shading" when your sample makes it look like a great shader. What am I missing?
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 04:01

Nice review. Surprised by the color based on the name.
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Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:01

very attractive green :thumbup: Looks close to private reserve sherwood green 


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