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Regency Blue - Diamine


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Manufacturers since 1864, Diamine Inks relocated to this purpose built 'state of the art' factory in Liverpool in 1925, where they successfully carried on using the traditional methods and formulas for ink production. Over the years the company has changed hands and are now located close to the world famous Aintree Race Course

http://www.diamineinks.co.uk/images/DimaineFactory.gif

http://www.diaminein...uk/AboutUs.aspx

As I've mentioned few times I have mixed feelings about Diamine inks, however I tend to use them from time to time. They have some amazing colors. Last year Diamine inks introduced their 150th anniversary inks in triangle bottles:

http://www.diamineinks.co.uk/images/BB_TerracotaL.jpg

http://www.stilografica.it/writable/Oggetti/Inchiostro%20boccetta/Diamine%20150th%20Anniversary%20Collection%20Ink.jpg

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There are eight colors in this series of inks:

  1. Blue Black
  2. Blue Velvet
  3. Carnival
  4. Regency Blue
  5. Safari
  6. Silver Fox
  7. Terracota
  8. Tropical Green

Regency Blue is quite nice, not the color I would often use but I appreciate its depth / intensity.

 

Ink splash

http://imageshack.com/a/img908/2366/JAe1C7.jpg

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

http://imageshack.com/a/img913/9831/Myb7Hg.jpg

Software ID:

http://imageshack.com/a/img901/6517/iB2QsB.jpg

Color range

http://imageshack.com/a/img631/6564/U8iFIs.jpg

Oxford recycled - Kaweco Sport Classic, eyedropper, B

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http://imageshack.com/a/img540/4968/W3mJL5.jpg

http://imageshack.com/a/img913/2379/XPoUXy.jpg

Comparison

http://imageshack.com/a/img540/134/NruqvT.jpg

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I do like Dark Blues... so I am quite happy with this one... :D :D Awesome Review as always Vis !!!!!

 

 

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it looks as dark as Cult Pens Deep Dark Blue but more purple?

 

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Beautiful deep dark blue. I am currently using Chesterfield inks--kind of a rebrand Diamine. Of the Chesterfield blues I have: Antique Yankee & Xircon. This blue is stunning, and would add something to my blue inks. Excellent review. Thanks so much.

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I really want to try this ink, but after the experience I had with Sargasso Sea... I'm really hesitant. How easy is this to clean? Does it still smear when dry (or when the slightest bit of moisture touches it)?

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It is a wonderful deep blue, isn't it? One of my favourites of this group.

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"Meddler's 'Salamander' - almost as good as the real thing!"

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Do like the look of this one and very tempted to try it.

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Great review of an interesting ink. Can anyone provide a comparison with Sargasso and Midnight?

Well, here's Midnight.

 

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And here's Sargasso Sea.

 

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The Good Captain

"Meddler's 'Salamander' - almost as good as the real thing!"

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Thanks, captain. So Regency looks like a darker version of Sargasso. Interesting, even more than Velvet.

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Thanks, captain. So Regency looks like a darker version of Sargasso. Interesting, even more than Velvet.

I reckon that's about the size of it. And the 1864 Blue-Black is the darkest of them all!

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"Meddler's 'Salamander' - almost as good as the real thing!"

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Yours looks darker than other reviews.

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I'm thinking about this ink, cause I'm looking for something close to Trametes Versicolor Kingdom Note :)

 

Does anyone has it, and can tell more about behavior?

Is Regency Blue well behaved or problematic in fountain pens? :)

 

 

 

What's your experience with this ink ? It does not make problems with feathers

 

What's your experience with this ink ? It does not make problems with feathers
What's your experience with this ink ? It does not make problems with feathers
What's your experience with this ink ? It does not make problems with feathers
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I'm thinking about this ink, cause I'm looking for something close to Trametes Versicolor Kingdom Note :)

 

Does anyone has it, and can tell more about behavior?

Is Regency Blue well behaved or problematic in fountain pens? :)

 

 

 

What's your experience with this ink ? It does not make problems with feathers

 

What's your experience with this ink ? It does not make problems with feathers
What's your experience with this ink ? It does not make problems with feathers
What's your experience with this ink ? It does not make problems with feathers

 

 

I find it extremely well behaved. Of the 150th anniversary inks both of my favourites are the blue inks.

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Thank you for this review.

 

I always read your reviews with interest and particularly appreciate the background information that unique to your approach.

 

Thank you, also, for introducing me to Blake's 'Tiger, Tiger'.

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