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Ink Review: Diamine Florida Blue

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#1 Chrissy

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 16:59

My latest ink is Diamine Florida Blue

 

I'm reviewing two similar Diamine blue inks separately, this one, Florida Blue, and Kensington Blue. They are quite similar, but Florida Blue is a brighter colour. It used to be known as Tropical Blue

 

Florida Blue is a very pleasant bright blue without being a turquoise type. It flowed beautifully while I was writing with it, and lubricated the nib so well that it wrote smoothly across the page. I really enjoyed writing with it. 

 

  • Although this isn't a waterproof ink, it shows good water resistance, as do many Diamine blue inks.
  • Bearing in mind the paper I use is thick with a shiny surface, and I used a Lamy 1.1mm nib, this ink took 10-12 secs to dry. That's quick on this paper.
  • It flows through the pen very well and lubricates the nib very well. I saw no skips or hard starts while I did swabs and dry time tests.
  • It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles, 30ml plastic refill bottles or International sized cartridges.
  • Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.
  • It's a reasonable price.

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Posted 17 January 2016 - 14:01

Thanks for this review and that of the Kensington Blue, too! Excellent work. I sometims have difficulty telling them apart. But I do find the Florida as you say, brighter. And also greener and "more cheerful". The Kellington looks more like the Asa, both more majestic (oops, in general) and/or "conservative".

Ahh, well, never can have enough of these Diamines....

 

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 17:02

Thank you for the review. I have this ink and it is a good one. Well behaved and a great colour. I really dislike "drab" blues and this isn't one of them!

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 17:25

Hmmm.  Haven't tried this one yet.  Maybe that order of Diamine Turquoise should be put on hold until I try this one....

Thanks for the review.  And not....

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:02

Hello!

Nice review. Nice ink. Thanks, Chrissy.
I have a bottle of Waterman's Florida Blue but, Diamine's Florida Blue is entirely different.

Just before reading your review I managed to place an order of kensington & oxford blue.

Will plan to include this ink in my next order.

Arvind.
Best regards, Arvind.

#6 Chrissy

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 05:53

You're welcome and I hope you enjoy it. Oxford Blue is also a really popular colour.  :)







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