Today I'm reviewing Diamine Meadow ink.
Diamine Meadow is an unsaturated, yellowish green, dye based ink. Its from Diamine Inks standard range.
This is a darker and greener shade than J.Herbin Vert Pré/Apple scented and P.I. Chiku rin, and a lighter and less gold/brown shade than R&K Alt. Goldgrün and Sailor Waka uguisu. In fact I dont have an ink really similar as a comparison.
I found it quite an unusual ink to write with. Sometimes it shaded a lot and felt wet and lubricated, particularly with my M and B nibs, yet when I first used it in my Lamy 2000 with F nib, it felt drier and less lubricated. It seems to behave quite differently depending on the pen, its nib, and the paper.
- Flow Rate: Good. Felt wet with my M & B nibs.
- Lubrication: OK - better with M & B nibs.
- Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
- Start-up: Immediate.
- Saturation: Unsaturated ink.
- Shading Potential: An unusual shading ink, quite variable.
- Sheen: None seen.
- Tomoe River 52gsm.
- Tom Bihn Lined.
- Generic 80gsm lined pads.
- Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Not seen.
- 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 but has surprisingly good water resistance.
- Availability: Available from Diamine Inks web-site and many other outlets.