Gosh!! - I sounded all angry there. Not meant at all!!
Came from another heated thread with my feathers all ruffled!
No worries at all, I've had many days like that..
Although I should have been mindful of it, thanks for pointing out the thing about production process and the long time it does take for a product to go from conception to maturity and general availability.
The truth is, though, they could have had a comparative advantage over Herbin if they've come to the market a bit sooner.
As it is now, I already have a cupboard full of sparkly pixy-dust inks, Rouge Hematite, Blue Ocean (new), Stormy Green, and now Emerald of Chivor. Some of the inks Diamine is offering are repeats of what I already have, so I likely won't be buying them.
I'm not a Herbin person at heart, I find most of their selection a bit undersaturated for my tastes, but the 1670 line I had to have, no question about that. They've got the fancy 1670 ink bottles, which are less functional than they are pretty. It was a bit of an issue, but not a dealbreaker for me because I usually fill directly to the converter or use a syringe.
If there was a competing Diamine product in the market, I would have chosen Diamine, hands down.