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  1. yazeh

    Diamine Vivaldi

    Diamine Vivaldi Thanks for @Lithium466 for the sample. This review is in three parts: Feel free to jump to your preferred part. In a nutshell: a gorgeous dark purple, which is almost black with EF nibs. It doesn’t appreciate cheap paper. It’s wet, well lubricated. It’s Diamine. Chroma: What’s in a name? I’m confused by the Diamine Music set. It’s composed of 3 baroque composers: Bach, Vivaldi and Handel. 2 Classical era composers: Mozart and Beethoven. (Cancelling Poor Haydn) And 5 romantics. Schubert and Chopin, Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Strauss. Though technically you can argue that Schubert is early romantic, and Tchaikovsky late romantic. And then there is Strauss which I’m assuming it's Richard and not one of the Johann's . I don’t understand the logic behind the names. Diamine could have chosen some fabulous English composers, granted they would be mostly renaissance, baroque, and then jump to early 20th century, Byrd, Tallis, Dowland, Hume, Purcell, Sullivan, Elgar, Delius, William, Britten etc.. Or they could have chosen one composer per European country. This is just a mishmash of composers, with no rhyme or reason. Vivaldi’s micro bio and music (1678 - 1741) Now a bit about Antonio Vivaldi. Vivaldi is one of the pillars of the Baroque era and codified the concerto form. He was the musical director of Ospedale della Pietà an orphanage. He was admired by Bach who transposed some of his concertos for Harpsichord, died in poverty and his work was promptly forgotten until the early 20th century, until his work was re-discovered. He composed some 500 concertos about 50 odds opera, religious music etc. His nicknamed was il Prete Rosso, the Red Priest. (He was ordained a priest) The Four Seasons his most famous fiery tempo, dynamics contrasts with the colour of the ink: Or his lovely Lovely lute or Mandolin concertos. Here is the slow movement of his Lute Concerto RV 93. Or If you’re an opera fan, and have 3 hours or such to spend you can try his opera Orlando furioso, don't ask me the story, it's a medieval fantasy story Ink review: Now for the ink, again I don’t understand why would any one would choose this dark purple for Vivaldi, who's nicknamed the Red Priest, thanks to his reddish hair, and his passionate music. This one is not an ink for a Vivaldi over. Writing Samples: I used a Pilot F3A for the Japanese Ef and is it semi-flexible, I flexed it at the end to give you an idea of "flex". Photo: Comparison: Water test: Decent water resistance. and finally An art work. I had a bit of difficulty. While I appreciate his music, he's not one of my favourites composers. 😛 Anyway here's is one of Vivaldi's cats playing one of his concertos on an imaginary gondola I used a bit of of Octopus Grey Merkat and the brownish ink was created by mixing the purple with De Atramentis Artist Orange: · Pens used: Pilot F3A (JEf /Semiflex)Lamy (EF/F/M/B, BB) · What I liked: Colour, Doing washes. · What I did not like: Name didn’t correspond to the fieriness of composer nor his music · What some might not like: It doesn’t like copy paper. · Shading: Only with wide nib. · Ghosting: Yes, on cheap paper. · Bleed through: Yes, on cheap paper. · Flow Rate: Wet · Lubrication: Well lubricated. · Nib Dry-out: Did not notice. · Start-up: Ok · Saturation: Dark · Shading Potential: Not so much. · Sheen: No. · Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Did not notice. · Nib Creep / “Crud”: Did not notice. · Staining (pen): Did not notice. · Clogging: Did not notice. · Cleaning: Easy. Though as a purple ink it might stain · Water resistance: Not bad. · Availability: 30 ml bottles. Please don't hesitate to share your experience, writing samples or any other comments. The more the merrier
  2. I've heard a lot of people compare Diamine Damson with the Music Collection ink - Vivaldi. Can someone post a comparison scan? I've got a sample of Vivaldi and love it. It's supposed to be greyer than Damson, according to a member here. Would love to see an actual scan. Thanks!
  3. Ink Review : Diamine Vivaldi (Music Collection) Pen: Lamy Safari, M-nib Paper: Rhodia N° 16 notepad 80 gsm Review Venice, Piazza San Marco, March 23th 1723 Buone sera signore, welcome to Venice. My name is Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, and I'm enjoying this beautiful spring evening at the beginning of spring. Look at that magnificent twilight sky... that purple-grey color stretching from horizon to horizon. Nature truly shows its beauty in every season. This purple-grey color inspires my muse... time to get to work on composing a fitting concerto. I think I'll call it "Le Quattro Stagioni" In 2015 Diamine released the Music Collection, a set of ten inks named after well-known composers. This is a collection of serious, subdued colors. In this review, I take a look at Vivaldi - after the above introduction, you're sure to remember that this is a purple-grey ink. Diamine Vivaldi is a purple-grey - i.e. more of a grey with purple undertones. It really is something special. The color is subdued, classical, and can easily be used for business correspondence. And yet... it has that special touch that will give your writing a more personal flavor. This is not an ordinary ink, not at all ! It shows that you - as a writer - care about your correspondence. There is also some subtle shading going on, which gives the ink some extra character. The ink also exhibits good flow and writes fluently. I'm really fond of it! You really need to see this ink in person - in the scans the subtle purple undertones are difficult to capture, but believe me: they are there, and they make this ink shine! OK - but how does it behave on paper ? For this, I did some tests: Rhodia N° 16 notepad 80 gsm - drying time ~25 seconds, no feathering, no show-through nor bleed-throughPaperblanks journal paper - drying time ~20 seconds, no feathering, no show-through and no bleed-throughGeneric notepad paper 70 gsm - drying time ~15 seconds, no feathering, no show-through and no bleed-throughMoleskine journal - drying time 5-10 seconds, a tiny amount of feathering, significant show-through and noticeable bleed-throughVivaldi is a well-behaving ink. It's only with the notoriously bad Moleskine paper that it starts behaving badly. On better paper, it really shines. The ink has only limited problems with smudging. Running water will remove most of the color, but a perfectly readible light-purple trace of your text remains. Not bad at all! Conclusion This ink rocks! It is a really interesting color that feels at home with any type of writing. Very suitable for both personal journaling and official business correspondence. And that color... it's just stunning. In my personal opinion, Diamine scored a winner here ! I just hope it will be possible to get this color in individual bottles, outside of the Music Collection. My overall score: A+
  4. I'm currently reviewing some of my favourite Diamine inks. This is Diamine Vivaldi from the Diamine Music Gift Set Bearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, this ink dries in 16-18 seconds.It flows quite wet compared with some Diamine inks, but lubricates the nib quite well.No start-up problems noticed. No skipping noticed.It is currently available as one of the gift set of 10 x 30ml glass bottles, or in single 30ml plastic refill bottles from Diamine. Neither of these has an inkwellWater test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink.Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.It's reasonably priced.





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