Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'beethoven'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • FPN Community
    • FPN News
    • Introductions
    • Clubs, Meetings and Events
    • Pay It Forward, Loaner Programs & Group Buys
  • The Market Place
    • The Mall
    • Market Watch
    • Historical Sales Forums
  • Writing Instruments
    • Fountain & Dip Pens - First Stop
    • Fountain Pen Reviews
    • Of Nibs & Tines
    • It Writes, But It Is Not A Fountain Pen ....
    • Pen History
    • Repair Q&A
  • Brand Focus
    • Cross
    • Esterbrook
    • Lamy
    • Mabie Todd Research/Special Interest Forum/Group
    • Montblanc
    • Parker
    • Pelikan
    • Sheaffer
    • TWSBI
    • Wahl-Eversharp
    • Waterman
  • Regional Focus
    • China, Korea and Others (Far East, Asia)
    • Great Britain & Ireland - Europe
    • India & Subcontinent (Asia)
    • Italy - Europe
    • Japan - Asia
    • USA - North America
    • Other Brands - Europe
  • Inks, Inc.
    • Inky Thoughts
    • Ink Reviews
    • Ink Comparisons
    • Co-Razy-Views
    • Th-INKing Outside the Bottle
    • Inky Recipes
  • Paper, and Pen Accessories
    • Paper and Pen Paraphernalia
    • Paper & Pen Paraphernalia Reviews and Articles
  • Creative Expressions
    • Pen Turning and Making
    • Pictures & Pen Photography
    • The Write Stuff
    • Handwriting & Handwriting Improvement
    • Calligraphy Discussions
    • Pointed Pen Calligraphy
    • Broad (or Edged) Pen Calligraphy


  • FPN Board Talk
  • Incoherent Ramblings from Murphy Towers
  • The Blogg of Me
  • FPN Admin Column
  • Rules, Guidelines, FAQs, Guides
  • Musings on matters pen
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Iguana Sell Pens Blog
  • Newton Pens' Blog
  • Peyton Street Pens Blog
  • holygrail's Blog
  • A Gift For Words
  • I Don't Have a Name; So This Will Do
  • Karas Kustoms' Blog
  • Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal
  • Sus Minervam docet
  • Crud!
  • Clut and Clutter
  • Federalist Pens

Product Groups

  • FPN Pens
  • FPN Inks
  • FPN Donations
  • Premium/Trading/Retailer Accounts


  • Fonts
  • Tools & Software
  • Rules for Notepads & Paper

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...

Found 2 results

  1. Ink Review : Diamine Beethoven (Music Collection) Pen: Lamy Safari, M-nib Paper: Rhodia N° 16 notepad 80 gsm Review Vienna, Wienerwald, April 10th 1810 Guten Tag, Mein Herr... welcome in Wienerwald. My name is Ludwig van Beethoven, and I am enjoying my afternoon walk in this beautiful pine tree forest, with its saturated green colors. Look over there - see these rabbits playing in the bushes. Ah... my good friend Elisabeth should have been here to see this. This saturated green setting inspires my muse... I've got an idea for a lovely composition. I think I will call it "Für Elise." In 2015 Diamine released their Music Collection, a set of ten inks named after famous composers. All inks in this collection have serious, subdued colors. In this review, we take a look at Beethoven - after the above introduction, you're sure to remember that this is a saturated green ink. Diamine Beethoven has a nice, dark-green color. Like all inks in the Music Collection, it is not a vibrant color, but a more subdued green. There is some decent shading present. All in all, not a bad color, but in my opinion, the "Wow" factor is rather low. This is not a must-have ink if you already have some greens. OK - but how does it behave on paper ? For this, I did some tests: Rhodia N° 16 notepad 80 gsm - drying time 20-25 seconds, no feathering, no show-through and no bleed-throughPaperblanks journal paper - drying time ~10 seconds, noticeable feathering, no show-through, some occasional bleed-throughGeneric notepad paper 70 gsm - drying time 15-20 seconds, no feathering, minimal show-through, some bleed-throughMoleskine journal - drying time ~5 seconds, noticeable feathering, significant show-through and significant bleed-throughBeethoven is not a well-behaving ink. It is ok on more-or-less glossy paper, but feathers easily on cheaper and non-glossy paper. It also has serious issues with bleed-through. For some reason this is one of the few inks I have encountered that have problems with Paperblanks journal paper. There is some noticeable feathering and occasional bleed-through. This is something to take into account if you're a fan of Paperblanks journals. Another issue to take note of - this ink writes badly in my EF nib. Ink flow is not good, and the writing was scratchy as hell. You can really see this in the writing sample: this ink is not pleasant to use and see when writing with finer nibs. Water resistance is also bad. The color disappears in seconds, leaving only a faint greyish trace. Conclusion This ink falls short in several areas. The color is ok, but nothing special. But the ink has several technical shortcomings: significant feathering and bleed-through, doesn't like the finer nibs, no water resistance. All in all, not an ink that I would recommend. My overall score: C (and maybe even a C-)
  2. I'm currently reviewing some of my favourite Diamine inks. This is Beethoven from the Diamine Music Gift set. I didn't think I would ever be able to afford to buy the Diamine Music Gift Set, so I was really pleased to find that Diamine now sell all of their Gift set inks in 30ml plastic refill bottles. To be honest, the glass bottles in the set are much nicer, but as the ink is exactly that same, it means that at least I can try some of them. The water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink.Bearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, and I used a stub nib, this ink takes longer to dry than some others.It flows very well and lubricates the nib very well. No start-up problems noticed.It is currently available in the gift set of 10 x 30ml glass bottles, or single 30ml plastic refill bottles.Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.It's reasonably priced.

  • Create New...