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#1 LizEF

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 18:05

Extra Fine Nib Ink Review: Diamine Prussian Blue

This is review #33 in my series.  Here's the YouTube video:


Post-recording notes: Shading was better in the review than during prior use - makes me think maybe it was because it was starting to run out of ink.

Cleaning notes: It likes to stick to the sides of things - like the sample vial and cracks or seams of the converter / pen.  Agitation or a little rubbing with a Q-tip took it right off - no staining, just clinging.

And here is a screen of the final result, for those not interested in the video:
DiaminePrussianBlue.jpg

Zoomed in photo:
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Screenshots also available on Instagram: @zilxodarap

Previous Review: Kobe #15 Maiko Green.

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 18:12

Thank you for another good review! I'm not sure the colour quite reflects the real Prussian Blue (not as in the ink) in the images, though.

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#3 LizEF

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 18:22

Thank you for another good review! I'm not sure the colour quite reflects the real Prussian Blue (not as in the ink) in the images, though.

You're welcome!  The image color is a little too grey (for the ink), but even so, I think you're right, the ink is more muted than the color itself.

 

Trying to get the color to show close to what my eyes are seeing is really the most frustrating part of doing ink reviews.  (If I were a millionaire, I'd hire someone to take care of all that for me - and I probably wouldn't be doing ink reviews. :lol:)



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Posted 07 August 2020 - 19:52

Hmm... looks different from my PB, too, I think. Lemmee check this one out....


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Posted 07 August 2020 - 19:55

Great review Liz. 

I wonder whose is the lazy, the fox or the dog? :P

Prussian blue seems identical/very close to both Aonibi and Akkerman.....

Loved the millionaire  comment  :lticaptd:


Edited by yazeh, 07 August 2020 - 19:57.


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Posted 07 August 2020 - 20:10

Hmm... looks different from my PB, too, I think. Lemmee check this one out....


Same. No hint of green in mine.

Fab review again.
Thank you.
I LOVE my Prussian Blue.

#7 LizEF

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 20:31

Hmm... looks different from my PB, too, I think. Lemmee check this one out....

:)  Let us know the results of your checking!

 

Great review Liz. 

I wonder whose is the lazy, the fox or the dog? :P

Prussian blue seems identical/very close to both Aonibi and Akkerman.....

Loved the millionaire  comment  :lticaptd:

Thanks!  It's very close to Akkerman #09's paler shades (e.g. from a dry nib).  Aonibi is more blue.

 

Same. No hint of green in mine.

Fab review again.
Thank you.
I LOVE my Prussian Blue.

If you see green in my pictures, it's only in the pictures - there's no hint of green in real life.

 

Thank you!

You're welcome!

Why am I not surprised? :D



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Posted 07 August 2020 - 22:16

Hi there! Back again!!

I'd say mine has -- more blue -- same grey (?) -- less green:

fpn_1596838033__prussian_blue_2020-07-08

As to "age", I'd say it's about 8-10 years old....


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Posted 07 August 2020 - 22:22

Hi there! Back again!!

I'd say mine has -- more blue -- same grey (?) -- less green:

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As to "age", I'd say it's about 8-10 years old....

:)  Yep, that looks about right.  The green in my photo(s) is only in my photo(s), not my ink. :D

 

Thanks for adding another reference!



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Posted 07 August 2020 - 22:43

Thanks, ditto... my shot here is just a scan on a hp PC, unchanged (as re filtering) via Microsoft Office Picture Manager (except for the cropping).


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Posted 08 August 2020 - 02:23

Thanks Liz

Glad to see the green isn’t there in real life

This has been in my list for a while. The quick dry times are boosting it up higher on the list...
Just give me the Parker 51s and nobody needs to get hurt.

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 02:39

Thanks Liz

Glad to see the green isn’t there in real life

This has been in my list for a while. The quick dry times are boosting it up higher on the list...

You're welcome! :)

 

Sorry for the green scare!  I'm not really seeing green on my monitor, but that doesn't mean much - sigh.

 

I'd say it's worth a try.  And remember, pretty much everything dries fast in this nib.  Aonibi and the R&K sketchINKs dry faster, but the first is kinda expensive and the second are difficult to clean.  Either way, it's worth a sample (says the woman who has a hundred samples!). :P



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Posted 08 August 2020 - 03:47

Thanks for another great review Liz.

 

So many blues - So little time :)



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Posted 08 August 2020 - 03:57

Thanks for another great review Liz.

 

So many blues - So little time :)

You're welcome!

 

And yes, someone should pay us to sit around all day playing with blue ink, right!? :lol:



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Posted 08 August 2020 - 12:09

Another ink that is in my collection (sample only). But it was exactly the color I was looking for back then.

Love your little comments, too!

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Posted 08 August 2020 - 13:24

Great review - thanks!

This Prussian Blue matches my tastes perfectly. I have a small 30 ml bottle of it, but I must admit that I haven’t tried it yet. My small Diamine bottles are mainly used as comparison inks, I haven’t used them much for writing. But this one looks really tempting... enough so to dig through my stash to find my bottle and fill a pen with it. 

I really like these moments of “Ooohhh... what a lovely ink” and then “Aaahh... but I have it somewhere...”  :D



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Posted 08 August 2020 - 14:00

Another ink that is in my collection (sample only). But it was exactly the color I was looking for back then.

Love your little comments, too!

 

Great minds ink alike! :lol:

 

Thank you!

 

Great review - thanks!

This Prussian Blue matches my tastes perfectly. I have a small 30 ml bottle of it, but I must admit that I haven’t tried it yet. My small Diamine bottles are mainly used as comparison inks, I haven’t used them much for writing. But this one looks really tempting... enough so to dig through my stash to find my bottle and fill a pen with it. 

I really like these moments of “Ooohhh... what a lovely ink” and then “Aaahh... but I have it somewhere...”  :D

 

Thank you!  I have numerous ink samples I haven't tried yet - I went through a phase of just getting every sample I liked the look of. :rolleyes:  I'm sure the ink won't disappoint (unless its color does) - like most Diamine inks, it performs beautifully.
 



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Posted 11 August 2020 - 11:54

Thank you Liz and Lapis.

 

I have been using MontBlanc Royal Blue for years almost exclusively for business purposes.

 

So much so my clients even buy me bottles of it.

 

This looks like an ink I should add. Does look similar Akkerman #10 which is their IG...I know Lapis would know this.

 

Respectfully,

 

David



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Posted 11 August 2020 - 14:34

Thank you Liz and Lapis.

 

I have been using MontBlanc Royal Blue for years almost exclusively for business purposes.

 

So much so my clients even buy me bottles of it.

 

This looks like an ink I should add. Does look similar Akkerman #10 which is their IG...I know Lapis would know this.

 

Respectfully,

 

David

You're very welcome!  I have a sample of Montblanc Royal Blue that I'm sure I'll get to eventually.  That's cool that your clients buy you FP ink!

 

Someone sent me a sample labeled Akkerman #10, but I think either it was gone bad or labeled wrong as it's a strange green color.  So Lapis will have to tell us how it compares to Diamine Prussian Blue. :)



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Posted 11 August 2020 - 22:18

David and Liz!

Good idea!!

I'll whip 'em out and do a comparison in 10 hours.

 

Nite !!!   


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