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New Diamine 150Th Anniversary Inks - Soak Tests!

diamine 150th anniversary soak tests

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#1 The Good Captain

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 18:00

Finally, I got round to the soak tests of these wonderful new inks and the results were rather surprising, to say the least. For dye-based inks, there are one or two that really have great qualities. As you can see below.

 

Before:

 

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After:

 

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I have to say that the paper I use for these soaks is pretty dire and shouldn't be considered indicative of any lasting permanence etc. But; a half-hour soak in cold water, as usual, followed by a vigorous tap rinse, isn't a bad indication of what could happen and as most of us are probably only prone to the odd spill now and again: well...

Great inks and just look at Safari...!


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#2 Kyou-chan

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 22:19

Oooh.  I must admit the Silver Fox astonishes me too.



#3 dcwaites

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 22:34

Honestly, if I still had my Lamy Safari in Safari Green from 20-something years ago, Diamine Safari would be the only ink in it

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 07:47

I may have to consider safari now!
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Posted 24 November 2014 - 12:10

Thanks for this!  Now I know which two inks I'll be looking to pick up... :-)


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 17:42

Looks like the blue-black isn't permanent?


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 21:09

Thank you for this! :thumbup:


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 03:18

These inks look so good on this paper. Do you see any difference from other inks? Some different sheen or coating?



#9 carlos.q

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 03:31

Thank you for this test. It is a real pity that none of the blue inks have better water resistance. :(

#10 amberleadavis

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 09:50

More resilient than I had expected. Thank you.


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