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Ink Review: Diamine Crimson

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#1 Chrissy

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 10:53

I have decided to review some of my inks. These aren't necessarily in any particular order.

This one is Diamine Crimson. I would call it a bright, blood red. It's a well behaved, saturated ink with plenty of shading. I found it flowed smoothly across the page, and had no problems with lubrication in the 2 pens I used. It looks really bright in the 1.1 nib.

This ink shows through and bleeds through on my thick paper, so I tried it on some cheaper paper. Showthrough and bleedthrough are both noticeable on there.

I also tried this ink in my Pilot CH74 pen with F nib. That nib is like a nail and it needs adjusting because it's too scratchy. However, when using it on the thick Xerox ColorPrint paper, I spotted a little dark, almost black, spread around some of my down-strokes, specifically on letters 'I' and 'L.' This was very faint, and it didn't show up on the scan, but it was there. I didn't see similar spread with the Lamy pens I used on this review sheet. I think that the scratchy Pilot F nib dug into the paper more, and that caused the ink to spread. It was probably the way I write. :(

  • The water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink.   
  • Bearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, and the nib used at that time was a M, this ink took 16-18 secs to dry.   
  • It flows through the pen well and lubricates the nib well. I saw no skips or hard starts from either of the pens that both stayed uncapped while I swapped and changed, and did swabs and comparisons with other inks.   
  • It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles or 30ml plastic refill bottles. It's also available in cartridges.   
  • Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.  
  • It's a reasonable price

 

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#2 swanjun

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 12:06

Hmm. This is certainly the most appealing I have seen Crimson look. I need to try my sample!



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Posted 29 May 2015 - 10:45

Looks better than I remember it - will try it again next week.
Thanks for sharing

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 12:15

Reminds me of their Oxblood.


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Posted 29 May 2015 - 16:25

I like this ink. I also like most of the Diamine reds. Thanks for the review; you've been busy, lately.


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Posted 08 June 2015 - 22:04

Looks better than I remember it - will try it again next week.
Thanks for sharing

 

 

I like this ink. I also like most of the Diamine reds. Thanks for the review; you've been busy, lately.

 

You're both welcome. :)



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Posted 08 June 2015 - 23:50

This ink shows through and bleeds through on my thick paper, so I tried it on some cheaper paper. Showthrough and bleedthrough are both noticeable on there.

 

 

Well, then... Just when I think I see the most beautiful red (crimson) ink, I am wondering where I could actually use it.  DANG!



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Posted 05 November 2015 - 04:18

I like this new formulation of Crimson, a color that actually looks the color you would expect, instead of the pink color. Have you tried Red Dragon and, if so, how do they compare? Do you see brown undertones in it? The colors look fairly similar on my screen.

 

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