Diamine Majestic Blue
After reading so much nice reviews in Diamine inks I had to buy 2 bottles of their inks when I was at La Couronne du Comte. I bought the lovely teal a blue/green ink which reminded me a bit of De Aramentis Pigeon blue and this Diamine Majestic Blue.
I can say one thing in advance: I love these inks.
To start with I love the shape of the bottle which for me is a mixture of classy and classical
Btw did you know that Diamine uses almost the same lids on their bottles as De Atramentis does.
Anf there is one other thing it has in common with De Atramentis Steel blue ink… It keeps smudging but more to that later.
Anyway I will post another review where I will compare these 2 Inks…
Well now let’s go to business
Diamine Majestic Blue
points 1-5 1 = 5=
Fountain Pens: Diplomat Excellence A medium Nib / Online Best Writer 1.8 Italic Nib
Paper: Waldmühle Reflex Premium
Drying time: fast points 3
Flow: very smooth points: 5
Lubrication: smooth in both pens points: 5
Bleeding: absent) Points 5
Shading: medium points: 3
Scheening: High points 4
Waterproof: Keeps staining with water points: 2
Package: Nice bottle points: 4
Diamine Majestic Blue is a very well behaving ink. It is smooth it is saturated and it Sheeeens!!!
One thing is that itkeeps staining even after days of drying time with the smallest amount of water
The Smudge test
When I first wrote with this ink, I immediately loved the Colour, but I got somewhat disturbed by the smudging. It even smudges strongly after drying with jus a bit of spit on my fingertip.
I showed this to Dr J of De Atramentis when I visited him at home when I drove from Austria to Holland. He tested the ink and told me the ink was perfectly well and lovely. According to Dr J some Ink (colours) tend to smudge more than others.
And of course I have to say that most inks smudge a little as long as they are non-document inks… this one is just a little bit more talented at smudging 😉
La Couronne du Comte I guess Dennis and Rik would even travel to the moon to get it for you (just pay them a million or 2) Well it is safe to say that they do almost everything to satisfy their customers… Considering
Bankers have Rothshield Ink lovers have the Goulet Pen Company. Rachel and Brian carry the almost* largest assortment of ink on earth an it's near surroundings
(*almost Dear Amberlea Davis carries the largest assortment in the universe but is not a seller
Larry Post of Australia is a Great Supplier of Stationary and Artist Equipments. They carry a lot of De Atramentis Inks
The same applies to Singapore based Arters of the utterly friendly Yitpeng and WeetekOng
This one of my first bottles of Diamine Ink and it was a most pleasant experience.
The smudging is a thing I am not really fond of, but I can live with it… Just be careful with fluids!
Therefore I really love the colour and that awesome sheeeeeeeeennnn 😊
I want more Diamine