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  1. white_lotus

    Diamine Marigold

    An inky friend sent this sample a while back and now I've gotten to a review. This is from the Diamine Flowers set, which seems to be difficult to find now in the US. Anderson seems to have this ink in small bottles. Several UK sites seem to sell 30 ml refills, so if this is an ink you like, it is possible to get more. The ink didn't do well in my Edison Premiere, while not feeling dry, the flow wasn't good enough to get decent color. I'd have to slow down my writing to do so. In a Pelikan with a broad nib, that few of my inks can tame, this one fit the bill. I got a rich orange line. So the old saw of matching pen and ink applies here. Still a bit of a light color, but sometimes delicacy is called for. Not water resistant at all. Pens: Edison Premiere (M-steel), Pelikan M205 (B-steel) Papers: MvL=Mohawk via Linen, TR=Tomoe River, Hij=Hammermill 28 lb inkjet, Rhodia=Rhodia 90g ivory. Camera: iPhone 7
  2. I love Carnation ink. It behaves great, and the color is really appealing. Most of the inks from the Diamine sets are nice, but I don't need more, either because they have some unappealing behavior (sensitivity to hand oils, Gerbera, I'm looking at you), or because I don't really need another purple-blue in my life, or there's a good enough duplicate out there. But I'm coming up blank on Carnation. Mostly, I'd like to find a replacement/duplicate for my own peace of mind; it's hard to use ink with joy when you know there's a limited supply, or it could be discontinued at any time. Before I order a package from the UK full of 30 ml bottles of pink ink, can anyone offer me a match? Iroshizuku's Kosumos seems to be the closest, but it's more expensive and not *quite* punchy enough. Carnation has this weird brazenness to it that just does something for me. Maybe one of the Sailor Kobe inks? (Yes, I know that means a package from Japan instead of the UK, but . . . still.)
  3. Would anybody be interested in joining me for a group buy of the Diamine Music Collection (and the Flowers set if there is enough interest)? My initial sums show that it would cost £8.54 plus P&P per person. For your money you would receive 10 x 3ml inks in individual, labelled 5ml vials and one empty bottle from the collection. FYI Ink set - £60.00 Pipettes - £0.88 Vials - £24.50 Total £85.38 I need 9 people willing to play to make this viable. Thank you Karen Edit: typo

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