Today I’m reviewing Diamine Eau de Nil The name means: 'Water of the Nile'
I’ve seen previous reviews for Eau de Nil, and decided to try it out. I’m pleased I did because I really like the colour. It’s like a blue with added grey that makes it into a blue teal that doesn’t lean very green.
It is not a really saturated ink, and it’s a little drier than some other inks I’ve written with recently. However, it’s an excellent shader and I found no problems with the flow or lubrication. I would say it’s well behaved in the pens and on the paper that I used.
I saw no skips or hard starts, and it didn't dry out on the nib while I was doing swab tests.
This ink isn't sold as water resistant, but there was some water resistance when I did the water test.
I like the way it shades on most papers.
- This isn't sold as a waterproof ink, but it has some water resistance.
- Bearing in mind the review form paper I use is thick with a quite shiny surface at 100gsm, and I used several different nibs, this ink took 10-12 secs secs to dry using the Parker 51 F nib.
- No smear after dry.
- It exhibited good flow and I found it smooth to write with. I saw no skips or hard starts while I did swabs and dry time tests.
- It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles or 30ml plastic bottles.
- Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.
- It's a reasonable price.