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#1 visvamitra

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 21:24

Manufacturers since 1864, Diamine Inks relocated to this purpose built 'state of the art' factory in Liverpool in 1925, where they successfully carried on using the traditional methods and formulas for ink production. Over the years the company has changed hands and are now located close to the world famous Aintree Race Course

 

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Diamine Prussian Blue is a timeless classic. This color will fit most situations and uses. While I'm not crazy about it, I reckon it's more than decent ink. It's reliable, well behaved and nicely performing everyday ink.It has muted tone that I find pleasing, the flow is satisfying and the line is smooth. I remember I experienced some bleedthrough on Moleskine but, frankly, it's crappy paper and almost every ink ever crated will cause bleedthrough or feathering on it.

 

 

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Tomoe River, Sheaffer Prelude Signature, fine nib

 

 

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Leuchtturm 1917Sheaffer Prelude Signature, fine nib

 

 

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No-name notebook, Montblanc 146, medium nib

 

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#2 namrehsnoom

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 21:38

Hey... this is a really nice looking blue ! Would be a great choice for my EDC pen. Going on my to-buy list.

#3 Lgsoltek

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 21:54

Nice one! I noticed some sheen as well that kind of reminds me of Sei-boku!



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 22:11

Thank you Vis for the review. Yes, it is a timeless classic, a lovely greyish / greenish blue.


Edited by ubezahn, 28 February 2017 - 22:12.


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Posted 01 March 2017 - 00:09

This one is incredibly close to Diamine Indigo. Am I right to say that Prussian Blue is a bit..greener?


Edited by antichresis, 01 March 2017 - 00:29.

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#6 The Good Captain

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 10:30

Great review and I'm very fond of this ink.


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#7 Diderot

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 13:01

Nice colour, nice review. thanks



#8 Manalto

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 13:11

Nice, understated color.

 

Thanks for the review!


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#9 Tas

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 17:10

Another lovely review visvamitra but this time it won't cost me. Prussian Blue is a favourite of mine. Indigo is VERY similar but lacks that certain something (sorry) that Prussian Blue has.

I currently have it in my 3776 fine nib and it shades and looks 30years old the second it dries on the page. Mmmm.  :wub:

 



#10 visvamitra

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 20:53

I currently have it in my 3776 fine nib and it shades and looks 30years old the second it dries on the page. Mmmm.  :wub:

 

 

Spot on.



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Posted 01 March 2017 - 20:54

I don't remember my Prussian Blue being this pretty... then it just hit me... I have Noodler's Prussian Blue, not Diamine.    :P

 

 

Thanks for the review Vis... is a very nice color.    :wub:  :wub:

 

 

 

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 20:55

Damn..   


Edited by Cyber6, 01 March 2017 - 20:55.

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 22:54

If Prussian Blue looked like the above samples all the time I would buy it, but, for me, in an Esterbrook Dollar with a 2048 nib it was initially too light for my tastes so I switched to a 9314-M nib. After awhile (probably a couple of months), the ink had darkened to the point that it looked like a very dark gray, almost black, with no real sign of blue. Has this happened to anyone else? My guess is that the color of this ink is very pen dependent.



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Posted 17 May 2017 - 18:09

I got a small bottle based on the good reviews I have seen.
What I see is that the color is very paper dependent, I guess the acidity and the fibers and filler react with the ink so it goes from faded blue/gray to dark blue/gray to gray.  Cheaper paper seems to be darker than more expensive one.

The color also changes with age, at least in my every-day Black n'red notebook

 

All in all very nice though



#15 ShortRound131

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:53

Thank you your the review... been looking at Diamine Blues lately, going to add to my next order.  :)







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