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  1. I have decided to review some of my inks. These aren't necessarily in any particular order. This one is Diamine Carnation from the Flowers Gift Set. I think it's well named as the ink is certainly a close copy of what I would call carnation pink. Some might call this baby pink. It's an unusual pale pink colour, and I found I didn't have anything similar to compare it with which was a shame. J Herbin Rouge Bourgogne was much too dark. Despite the fact that I had this ink in these 2 pens for several days before doing this review, some users might think it looks like a watered down red ink. In fact it really doesn't write like a watered down ink. As usual for a Diamine ink, it's a well behaved, reasonably saturated ink. It shows slight shading. I found it flowed smoothly across the page, and had no problems with lubrication in the 2 Lamy Nexx M pens I used. This ink exhibits no showthrough and no bleedthrough on my Xerox ColorPrint paper. That's not surprising as it's quite a pale colour. If you're looking for a pale pink ink, it might be worth trying out a sample. The water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink.Bearing in mind the paper I use is thick with a shiny surface, and the nibs used were a M and a stub, this ink took 16-18 secs to dry. That's quite normal on this paperIt flows through the pen well and lubricates the nib well. I saw no skips or hard starts while I did swabs and dry time tests and changed over uncapped pens.It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles, 30ml plastic refill bottles or cartridges.Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.It's a reasonable price
  2. I have decided to review some of my favourite inks. These aren't necessarily in any particular order. This is one from the Flowers Gift set collection: Burgundy Rose. The water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink.This isn't an archival inkBearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, and the nib was a Sheaffer F nib, it took 12-15 secs to dryIt flows very well, quite wet, and lubricates the nib very well. No start-up problems noticed.It is currently available in the gift set in 30ml glass bottles that are stable and user friendly. No ink wellsIt's also now available from the Diamine web-site in 30ml plastic bottles as refills. These aren't very stable and have quite narrow openings. No ink wellsIt's a reasonable price.Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.
  3. I'm currently reviewing some of my favourite Diamine inks. This one is from the Flowers Gift Set and is called Iris. Water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof inkBearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, this ink dries quickly.It flows very well and lubricates the nib very well. No start-up problems noticed.It is currently available in the gift set in 30ml glass bottles that are stable and user friendly.It's also now available in 30ml plastic bottles as refills.Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.





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