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Comparison: Deep Dark Red With Oxblood And Red Dragon

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#21 Morbus Curiositas

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 18:08

very nice.....
Diamine is on my wishlist.

All those colours look stunning.....

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 19:07

I have Diamine Oxblood in a Vac700 demonstrator. It looks absolutely terrific in the pen. The nib is EF. The ink flows beautifully.


I have Diamine Red Dragon in a Pilot Prera with a F nib. That's a very fine nib (though not quite as fine as the Vac700 EF). Ink flow is great also.


Even though the nibs are very fine, I can still see the difference in the colors and am glad I have both.


I use them for writing my journal, personal notes, signatures and correspondence. A financial planner I know once wrote a business letter in red ink because it was handy. Everyone noticed and he took quite a ribbing for it.

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:59

hmm, I have been trying to decide which of the many red inks available  I want first for my red Lamy Safari when I get it, and I think I'm going for the Red Dragon.   It will work perfectly for what I want it for - editing.


Thanks for the comparison.


I have found Red Dragon to be an excellent red for editing and grading. It's not an in-your-face red that hurts to look at, but has just enough brightness to stand out. To me it looks exactly like blood that has just recently dried, which makes it even more fun for writing all over students' work.


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Posted 25 March 2016 - 09:18

I have a 30mL bottle of Oxblood that I've been ignoring for a bit too long from how I feel when looking at the swabs in this post. Oddly enough, when I ordered an empty Diamine bottle from Goulet, Oxblood was the one I got, so I just poured the 30mL into the bigger 80mL bottle. Much more room for some of the bigger nibs I own!

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 14:32

Deep Dark Orange is also a fun ink because it's dark enough to be legible, still recognizably reddish-orange, and somewhat mysterious.

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