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Ink Review: Diamine Macassar

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#21 MKeith

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 22:16

Chrissy thanks for another great review. Your format and comparisons on different papers are wonderful and oh so useful.  


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#22 Chrissy

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 22:52

Great review as usual, Chrissy; always enjoy your presentation. Macassar and Yama-guri are my go-to browns.

 

Macassar does sheen (here it is next to Yama-guri). First pic, cam flash pointing against worklight shining from opposite direction, so sheen doesn't show; second pic, cam flash turned off, pronounced sheen exhibited. (Macassar is the first 3 lines, YG is the 4th.)

 

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Macassar is in a M250 F that writes very fine, comparable to the Sheaffer Cadet F1 the YG is in. The sheen was even more apparent when I had it in a Sport F that laid a slightly heavier line.

 

You're welcome and thank you for the pictures showing the sheen  :)



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 22:54

 

I think we now have two reviews each of which only covers half the etymological trail behind the ink name. Let's put the two factoids together:

 

The ink colour appears to be named after the wood Macassar Ebony. The wood is named Macassar ebony after the seaport of Makassar on the island of Sulawesi where it grows

 

Thank you.  :)  I thought it should be named after something quite specific, but when I searched, that information about the ebony didn't come up.



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 22:55

Chrissy thanks for another great review. Your format and comparisons on different papers are wonderful and oh so useful.  

 

You're welcome.  :)  I'm glad they come in useful   :)



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 07:24

a very nice formal brown.  diamine has a nice range of brown inks.  i'm enjoying my diamine chocolate brown.  i'm considering getting this maccasar and/or the espresso.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 07:29

a very nice formal brown.  diamine has a nice range of brown inks.  i'm enjoying my diamine chocolate brown.  i'm considering getting this maccasar and/or the espresso.

 

You're right, they do have nice browns. :)  I love Chocolate Brown  :wub:



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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:01

I found some darker brown inks to compare against Diamine Macassar:

 

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you got me craving for some diamine espresso now.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 08:03

 

I think we now have two reviews each of which only covers half the etymological trail behind the ink name. Let's put the two factoids together:

 

The ink colour appears to be named after the wood Macassar Ebony. The wood is named Macassar ebony after the seaport of Makassar on the island of Sulawesi where it grows

 

i had no idea.  thanks for sharing  :thumbup:


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Posted 20 December 2017 - 10:46

Thank you. It looks a good solid neutral brown.



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Posted 20 December 2017 - 10:48

Thank you. It looks a good solid neutral brown.

 

You're welcome, and yes it is.  :)



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Posted 09 January 2018 - 22:01

a very well behaved ink

 

no problems in three years of use

 

wonderful brown color 

 

not pen nor paper fussy


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 00:06

a very well behaved ink

 

no problems in three years of use

 

wonderful brown color 

 

not pen nor paper fussy

 

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:37

Just got my bottle of Macassar after reading this review, thank you! Writes beautifully in my Pelikan M800 M, not fussy with papers as reported. Smooth in my already immaculately smooth M800 renaissance brown, subtle shadings while freshly filled, a full bold brown when left in the pen for a few days (probably the effects of a more saturated feed). The ink stays close to the nib and my Pelikan 800M writes quite fine, not a broad line.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 10:33

Just got my bottle of Macassar after reading this review, thank you! Writes beautifully in my Pelikan M800 M, not fussy with papers as reported. Smooth in my already immaculately smooth M800 renaissance brown, subtle shadings while freshly filled, a full bold brown when left in the pen for a few days (probably the effects of a more saturated feed). The ink stays close to the nib and my Pelikan 800M writes quite fine, not a broad line.

 

You're welcome.  :)  I'm glad you like it.  :thumbup:



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 15:56

Nice review. I'm not really into browns but this brown does seem to have some special "magic" in it, like the deepness of the whole colour on a stringed instument etc. Thanks for the elucidations of the name itself. Everytime I see that word, my first thought is of another noun where very roughly the 'c' and the 'ss' are switched. Gasp!


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 15:57

Nice review. I'm not really into browns but this brown does seem to have some special "magic" in it, like the deepness of the whole colour itself on a stringed instument etc. Thaks for the eluicdations of the name itself. Everytime i see that word, my first thought is of another noun where very roughly the 'c' and the 'ss' are  switched. Gasp!

 

You're welcome.  :)  I got the other word  :D



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 16:11

It's only a question of which colour they would use for that other word.... Probably only one single thing comes to mind......


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 16:12

It's only a question of which colour they would use for that other word.... Probably only one single thing comes to mind......

 

Hitchcock?   :o



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 23:11

So impressed with the review that I ordered a bottle. Thank you for the information.







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