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http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Diamine-Bilberry-nazwa.png Manufacturer: Diamine Series, colour: Bilberry Pen: Waterman Hemisphere "F" Paper: Image Volume 80 g / cm2 Specifications: Flow rate: good Lubrication: good Bleed through: possible point Shading: noticeable Feathering: unnoticeable Saturation: very good A drop of ink smeared with a nib http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Diamine-Bilberry-kleks.jpg The ink smudged with a cotton pad http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Diamine-Bilberry-wacik.jpg Lines http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Diamine-Bilberry-kreski.jpg Water Resistance http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Diamine-Bilberry-woda.jpg Sample text http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Diamine-Bilberry-txt.jpg Ink drying time ca. 10 sec. Other tests carried out: Sample text in an Oxford notebook http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Diamine-Bilberry-Oxford.jpg Sample letters in a Rhodia notebook http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Diamine-Bilberry-Rhodia.jpg Ink drops on a handkerchief http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Diamine-Bilberry-chromatografia1.jpg Chromatography http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Diamine-Bilberry-chromatografia2.jpg
I have decided to review some of my inks. These aren't necessarily in any particular order. This one is Diamine Bilberry. This is a very popular colour and is a nicely saturated, purply blue ink, but the flow can be a little wet in some pens. I have never had a problem with lubrication for this ink. I started off my review with my new Parker Duofold M nib, but found it was too wet in that pen, so I filled my Lamy Nexx M with it instead. It's interesting to see how differently it behaves in 2 pens. The Duofold is a new pen to me, so I really wanted to try it out. Water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink. In fact 2 drops of water almost completely washed it away.Bearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, and the nib was a medium, this ink took 16-18 secs to dry. It doesn't smear when dry though.It flows wet, and lubricates the nib well.It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles or 30ml plastic refill bottles.Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.It's a reasonable price
I'm looking for a well-behaved, lightfast purple for my PFM II. I'm the sort of person who'll ink a pen, and take as much as a couple of weeks to write it dry before cleaning it. I've been known to leave my M200 inked with red-black without cleaning for months, just so I can always have the combination ready. If I find a "forever" color for the PFM-II, it could easily get treated the same way. I had been considering Diamine Bilberry, but there have been rumors which now make me hesitant to use it. I am also considering Diamine Grape. The PFM was the last of the Snorkels, and the first of the inlaid nibs. Has anyone had issues using Bilberry with either of these types? If you've used Bilberry without issue, how long did it stay in the pen?