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KWZ Brown Pink Diamine Merlot Herbin Poussiere del Lune Diamine Tyrian Purple The KWZ, like many others from Konrad, looks almost black when pooled, with a velvety, matt sheen. It is the most free-flowing of the bunch. The Diamines have a very slight golden sheen, more evident on Tomoe than on this Rhodia; Tyrian Purple is the least saturated of the bunch and exhibits a more pronounced halo effect when used with the flat nib. Poussiere de Lune is more blue than the others. If I had to pick a favourite, it'd be Tyrian Purple
I have decided to review some of my inks. Today I selected two red wine associated inks. This one is Merlot. I compared this ink with J Herbin Pousierre de lune, and with Diamine Music Gift set Handel. They are both slightly more purple whereas Merlot leans towards the browner side of the burgundy red spectrum. They all tend to be quite popular shades though. The water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink. In fact it almost completely washed away with a couple of drops of cold water.Bearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, and the nib was a Lamy Nexx medium nib, this ink dried quite quickly: 10-12 secs to dryIt flows reasonably wet, not chalky and lubricates the nib well. I noticed no problems with flow start-up, or drying out or lubrication.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
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I commented that diluted Merlot might be equivalent to Tyrian Purple so, as requested by member theinforat, here is a scan. As you can see, I was wrong. Merlot is far more brown but it is amazing how it holds up at such a dilution; doesn't flow so well, but still a strong colour. Now, I am picky about ink colours and have been looking for something around the subdued wine/purple area. Diamine Damson is good but a little too blue. Tyrian is very close but perhaps a little too red. So I tried adding a little Macassar to dull it down, went too far and added Tyrian back in. I now have an M600 filled with almost Tyrian and that looks about right but I have no clue as to the proportions. Still, all good fun!