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There are some excellent inks in latest Diamine 150th anniversary range. As Blues are my favourite colours Regency Blue is my first review. This is a really dark and saturated blue. It's not a blue-black, and exhibits no black or green cast as blue-blacks might do. It has a slight hint of purple that gives it the name Regency Blue.


I found it to be a really smooth writing ink and had no problems at all with flow or lubrication, no skips or hard starts despite leaving the caps off my pens while I was doing swab tests and comparing it with other blue inks.


Despite it being really saturated, I had no problem at all with clean up either from my fingers or from my pens.


  • This isn't sold as a waterproof ink but it's water resistant.
  • Bearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, this ink dries between 16-18 seconds using my quite wet Parker 45 stubbed nib
  • It flows very well and lubricates the nib very well. It felt really smooth to write with. I love writing with it.
  • It is currently only available in new unusually 'cake slice' shaped 40ml glass bottles that are very stable and very user friendly. They don't have internal plastic inkwells.
  • It's widely available, and Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site


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Thanks for the review.

Several of the 150th Anniversary inks have made the short list for me, and this is one of them.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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Excellent review of what has become one of my favorite inks.

Rationalizing pen and ink purchases since 1967.

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I've just received mine and immediately put it in my Platinum Century Chartres Blue - stunning combination.

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I bought a bottle of this ink from Dromgooles in Houston along with some J. Herbin Stormy Grey. I have loaded the Regency Blue into my Montblanc JFK. The Ink is really nice and its color matches the blue resin body pretty close. Love it and use it as an every day writer ink.

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  • 2 years later...

Picked this up in a Massdrop. It has remained in an active pen since I first inked it up. Dark enough to look "professional" but with more than a bit of flair.

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