Today I'm reviewing Diamine Apple Glory ink.
Diamine Apple Glory is a nicely saturated bright green dye based ink that leans slightly more towards the blue range of the spectrum than the yellow range. It’s a summery, bright, grassy green colour and is from Diamine Inks standard range.
Diamine Apple Glory leans slightly less blue that Diamine Ultra Green and is a very similar colour to J.Herbin Lierre Sauvage, but is more saturated. Kaweco Palm Green and the old discontinued Caran d’Ache Colours of the Earth Amazon are also very similar colours.
- Flow Rate: Very good. Felt quite wet in the pen & paper combinations I used.
- Lubrication: Good - It felt smooth across the page in the pens I used.
- Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
- Start-up: Immediate.
- Saturation: Saturated ink
- Shading Potential: Some shading seen with F and M nibs.
- Sheen: None seen.
- Royal recycled
- Oxford paper
- Field Notes
- Tomoe River 52gsm
- Generic 80gsm lined pads
- 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 from Diamine Inks web-site and many other outlets.