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#1 chkuo

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 05:55


Edited by chkuo, 19 February 2009 - 07:12.


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#2 Ondina

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 14:57

This ink is in my list to be tested in the following days. Normally I mix Waterman Red and MontBlanc Black to get a very similar color, but I got interested in the out of the box product and a fellow fpner was as kind as to supply me with it. When I find a pen and some time, I'll be very willing to try it, the shading looks just as I like it.
Thank you for the review.

#3 BobR

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 02:32

On my screen, this color looks very close to what I get from my Bexley Simplicity FPN LE medium point. A lovely color and thanks!

#4 chkuo

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 03:54

QUOTE (Ondina @ Feb 19 2009, 07:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This ink is in my list to be tested in the following days. Normally I mix Waterman Red and MontBlanc Black to get a very similar color, but I got interested in the out of the box product and a fellow fpner was as kind as to supply me with it. When I find a pen and some time, I'll be very willing to try it, the shading looks just as I like it.
Thank you for the review.

Yup, the shading (and the color) is really great. This is by far my favorite red. It is dark enough to be used for regular writing, I can read a whole page of this without getting a headache (unlike Waterman Red). The fact that it is very fast drying is another plus.


#5 Peter from Sherwood Park

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:34

Interesting .... well worth a try. Thank you for your review.

#6 Aslan

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 15:18

Nice color. Just added it to the "go get" list. Thanks for the review.
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 16:33


My favorite multi-use red! Thank you for the review, very nice color. Monaco Red appears redder than brick when I use it, perhaps because I use a fine most of the time.


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Posted 25 February 2009 - 05:57

Thank you for reviewing this. Bought a bottle today and it matches up to your scans. This is the first red I have bought in years. So thank you.

#9 liapuyat

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 13:21

I received my bottle last March 29th, and I am quite pleased to see that it is THIS exact color as the scan you have posted. It is the exact deep dark red I have been looking for, warm and rich. I love it smile.gif
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 13:53

I had some of this last year in a cartridge and very nice it is too. I agree it is the colour of bricks.
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 16:22

Tried this as a cartridge and bought a whole bottle! Nice dark red maybe I need to use a wider nib to see some of the amazing shading.


thanks for the review!

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#12 zhangvict

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 14:02

Thanks, Nice review!

This looks very similar to Mont Blanc's limited edition 2007 vanilla-scented Season's Greetings ink. Could someone compare the two? If they are close enough, I'll buy this ink and pour it into the beautiful Season's Greeting's bottle when I run out.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 16:31

Another fine colour from the people at Diamine and one I must get, thanks for the review.
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#14 encremental

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 17:27

zhangvict - it's pretty close. I'd say that Monaco red has just a little more of a yellow cast to it than the MB, and the general properties of the two inks are different, MB being more saturated and having a silky almost japanese quality to it. Monaco Red has more shading, but handles very well. I think it is one of Diamine's very best inks, and I can't imagine anyone ever being disappointed in it.

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#15 jengoddess

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 18:22

I really love this red. I use it in my flex nib pens because it dries quickly.
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#16 dannyboy

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Posted 09 April 2010 - 21:27

This is a very pleasing red--not one that "screams" but instead firmly and quietly asserts its quality. It's one of my favorite reds and your scan certainly does it justice.

#17 samh

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 00:59

I recently purchased this - my first colored ink - and found it slightly more brown than I was hoping (at least on the cheap paper and journals I've been using) but it's still a wonderful color and really, really well-behaved ink.

#18 harryakaurda

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 00:03

I got this ink repackaged by the writing desk in a 100ml bottle very nice ink one of my favourite inks.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 22:26

This is genius. I have looked high and low for a decent blue-black and a decent red-black (I'm particular in that i don't like the intensity of black, but more of the former colour) and both this, and diamine midnight have been fantastic. great review

#20 mori45

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 03:10

I'm not much of a red ink guy, but this looks like a pretty good color. Thanks for the review.






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