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  1. Chrissy

    Ink Review: Diamine Amber

    My latest ink is Diamine Amber I thought I would try Diamine Amber because I found a bottle of Pelikan Edelstein Amber last year and I really like the colour. So I wanted to see if Diamine Amber was similar. However, I found it more of a yellow/orange than P.E. Amber and less saturated than Diamine Marigold (that I also have to review) and Sheaffer King's Gold. It has that very bright eye-popping tone in it like Montblanc Gandhi and Diamine Pumpkin that my scanner finds almost impossible to reproduce. I tried my best to make as many adjustments as I could to get it as close as possible to the colour of the ink I see on the paper. On the whole, I think Amber should be a little more brown than this in order for it to look like it's namesake. It wrote straight away without any hard starts or skipping. It lubricated the nib well enough, flowed well and didn't feel at all dry when I was writing with it. However, it took longer to dry than I thought it would. As with many yellow/orange inks it can be a bit difficult to read, particularly if you like F or EF nibs. So if you use it you may want to try it in a broader nib as that makes it easier to read. As you can see if you compare the writing from my 1.1 stub and my F nib. On the other hand, I've seen many inks that are more difficult to read than this one. So it's not so bad. It's not water resistant at all. It washed away after less than 30 seconds. So I wouldn't recommend using it for addressing postcards or envelopes in wet weather areas. Neither waterproof nor water resistant.Bearing in mind the paper I use is thick with a shiny surface, and I used a Lamy F nib, M nib and a 1.1mm stub nib, this ink took 18-20 secs to dry. That's slower than some other inks I've reviewed recently.It's not a very saturated ink. There are some gold and orange inks that are more saturated than this one.It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles or 30ml plastic bottlesDiamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.It's a reasonable price.
  2. Following on from my thread announcing the launch of Diamine Shimmertastic inks I am happy to post my reviews of them. This one is Golden Sands. This ink is yellow with a great gold sheen My reviews show you my experiences with these inks in several of my pens. I’ve experimented by having these inks in my pens for weeks, and have intermittently written with them to see how they start, and how they write. I must say I’m pleasantly surprised. I’ve experienced no feathering with any of them, and they have all behaved really well for me. Diamine recommend that you gently agitate the bottle to mix the particles through the ink before filling your pen. They also recommend that you gently agitate your pen to mix the particles with the ink in your pen when starting a new writing session. I recommend good FP maintenance when using ink that contains particles. I suggest you clean your pens out a little more frequently than you might do with normal ink. These inks will come in 50ml glass bottles, and they have either gold or silver particles in them.
  3. Here's one of my favorite obscure inks. It's such an odd color. I'm pretty sure my parents have a can opener from the 1970s that is this color… http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/538/Yocqgu.jpg
  4. I found a stash of old reviews that got misplaced during a house move, so this one's a bit old. Though yellow inks aren't really on my list of usable inks, this is probably the best one I've run into. I certainly like it more than Noodler's Yellow. It's much deeper than Noodler's Yellow, shading to a darker, goldish color. Thanks to Jared for providing the ink for this review a few years back! http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/673/fRGcye.jpg

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