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New Diamine 150Th Anniversary Inks - Soak Tests!



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Finally, I got round to the soak tests of these wonderful new inks and the results were rather surprising, to say the least. For dye-based inks, there are one or two that really have great qualities. As you can see below.

 

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After:

 

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I have to say that the paper I use for these soaks is pretty dire and shouldn't be considered indicative of any lasting permanence etc. But; a half-hour soak in cold water, as usual, followed by a vigorous tap rinse, isn't a bad indication of what could happen and as most of us are probably only prone to the odd spill now and again: well...

Great inks and just look at Safari...!

The Good Captain

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Honestly, if I still had my Lamy Safari in Safari Green from 20-something years ago, Diamine Safari would be the only ink in it

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I may have to consider safari now!

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More resilient than I had expected. Thank you.

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      Even so, you'd end up with a fragmented list, and it becomes an O(N²) process for each prospective requestor to check what is available: effectively recreate the list of currently active servers (without any reliable up-to-date info upfront about the inks and number of samples on offer in the thread) from the sequential list of posts, which may be spread over two or even more pages, and then query each server independently to check what is currently on offer.   It comes down to not hav
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