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#1 Chrissy

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 15:59

Today I'm reviewing Diamine Orange ink.
 
Diamine Orange is a saturated orange dye based ink that I think is the perfect orange. It neither leans towards the yellow end of the colour spectrum, nor the red end of the colour spectrum and is from Diamine Inks standard range.
 
Diamine Orange is a well named ink. It does “what it says on the jar” absolutely spot on orange. More orange than Blaze Orange and Sailor Jentle Apricot, but not quite as “retina searing” as Pumpkin.
 
I found it flowed well in the pens I used it with, although it felt very slightly dryer than Coral and Peach Haze. Lubrication was good, but I would have liked a little more. No shading or sheen noticed.
 
I haven’t had this ink in my pens for an extended period, but I know that many orange or yellow inks can have a tendency to cause “ink crud” on some pen nibs.

  • Flow Rate: Good.
  • Lubrication: Good. I would have preferred slightly more.
  • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
  • Start-up: Immediate.
  • Saturation: Saturated ink
  • Shading Potential: No shading seen.
  • Sheen: None seen.
  • Show-Through:
    • Rhodia Dot Pad
    • Tomoe River 52gsm
    • Oxford lined pad
  • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Not seen, even on Field Notes.
  • Nib Creep / “Crud”: Not seen, even after over 1 week in the pen
  • Staining (pen): Not seen after several days in the pen - easy clean-up with water.
  • Staining (hands): Easy clean-up with bar soap.
  • Clogging: Not seen. Seems unlikely.
  • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof and has no water resistance.
  • Availability: Available in 80ml glass bottles, 30ml plastic bottles and cartridges from Diamine Inks web-site and many other outlets.

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 16:44

Thanks for the review!

As orange as it can get :-)



#3 Chrissy

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 17:32

You're welcome. :)  Yes it is.  :) Proper orange.  ;)



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Posted 05 April 2018 - 17:40

Thank you for the great review!  It is orange - nothing more, nothing less - as one would expect.  I like it. 


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Posted 05 April 2018 - 19:49

Thanks for yet another great review, Chrissy. Diamine Orange is a true orange, a lovely ink to work with. Unfortunately, crud is an integral part of the experience. 



#6 Chrissy

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 20:00

Thank you for the great review!  It is orange - nothing more, nothing less - as one would expect.  I like it. 

 

You're welcome.  :)  I like it too. Where has it been all of my "orange writing" life?  :D



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Posted 05 April 2018 - 20:04

That's the colour of oranges all right.  :D



#8 Chrissy

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 20:05

Thanks for yet another great review, Chrissy. Diamine Orange is a true orange, a lovely ink to work with. Unfortunately, crud is an integral part of the experience. 

You're welcome.  :)  Actually the more different papers I tried it on, the better it seemed to become. It feels really well lubricated in my Hobonichi Techo and my Seven Seas Writer Journal.

 

I'm learning to expect crud with orange inks.  -_-



#9 Chrissy

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 20:05

That's the colour of oranges all right.  :D

 

Isn't it just. Mmmm delicious.  :D



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Posted 05 April 2018 - 20:13

Nice review. What I like about this orange is its consistent look across the different paper types.

#11 Chrissy

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 20:20

Nice review. What I like about this orange is its consistent look across the different paper types.

 

You're welcome.  :)  You're right, it is.  :)



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Posted 05 April 2018 - 21:21

Thanks for this review. I like oranges (and also the inks, har, har) but as you say, it also looks "proper". I think of all of the colours I have which are sometimes hard to describe  -- in the sense of "placing" them -- it's probably orange. Yes, not too yellow, not too red etc. Greens (more turquoisy vesus more limey) are easier to span.

 

Got any Omas Orange on hand ??


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 15:52

Thanks for this review. I like oranges (and also the inks, har, har) but as you say, it also looks "proper". I think of all of the colours I have which are sometimes hard to describe  -- in the sense of "placing" them -- it's probably orange. Yes, not too yellow, not too red etc. Greens (more turquoisy vesus more limey) are easier to span.

 

Got any Omas Orange on hand ??

 

You're welcome.  :)  I've reviewed Coral that was pink and Peach Haze that started to become more orange, then I got to Orange that's definitely orange.  :)  There was a sort of plan to my reviewing order: it's slightly easier to clean out pens when you gather together all of the inks that are in a similar colour range (rather than doing one orange then one blue etc)

 

I do have a new pot of Omas Orange unused somewhere. Never think about using it though.  B) Do you want me to dig it out and see how it compares to Diamine Orange?



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 18:48

Sure do, I'd love to see the comparison.


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 22:55

If you like orange ink and haven't yet tried Diamine Blaze Orange then I'd highly recommend it. I think it's better than this standard orange but I like this one too.

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:02

If you like orange ink and haven't yet tried Diamine Blaze Orange then I'd highly recommend it. I think it's better than this standard orange but I like this one too.

 

Been there, reviewed that, more yellow than Orange. It's one of the comparison inks that I used in this Orange review.  :)



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:05

Sure do, I'd love to see the comparison.

 

I've added the comparison swab for Omas Orange. It's another "proper" orange.  :D



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 13:14

Good to hear (and see). Omas's looks "just" as proper as your Diamine. Interestingly, IMO both look more orange than the Blaze, which looks definitely more yellow (contrary to the finding of Uncial in Post #15).


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#19 Chrissy

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 13:18

Good to hear (and see). Omas's looks "just as proper" as your Diamine. Interestingly, IMO both look more orange than the Blaze, which looks definitely more yellow (contrary to the finding of Uncial in Post #15).

 

Yes Diamine Orange and Omas Orange are a pair of "proper" oranges.  :D



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 20:02

Thanks for the excellent review! Diamine Orange is one of my favorite orange inks. The early formulations were more prone to nib crud, but the more recent ones (with the black label and top) have been extremely well-behaved in my experience.


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