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Ink Review: Diamine 150Th Anniversary Blue Velvet


Chrissy

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There are some excellent inks in latest Diamine 150th anniversary range. As Blue inks are my favourite colours Blue Velvet is my next review.

  • This isn't a waterproof ink but it's slightly water resistant.
  • It's a bit of a hand stainer and will need more than a quick soap & water wash.
  • It flushes out of pens easily enough.
  • Bearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, this ink dries fairly quickly.
  • It flows very well, quite wet, and lubricates the nib very well.
  • It is currently only available in new unusual '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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Nice review, thank you for this...Diamine is my favorite ink as well. I like their Prussian Blue very much

Have you tried he Blue -Black anniversay edition?

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Nice review, thank you for this...Diamine is my favorite ink as well. I like their Prussian Blue very much

Have you tried he Blue -Black anniversay edition?

Thank you for your comment.

 

I have only tried Regency Blue and Blue Velvet out of the blues. I have reviewed Regency Blue, and I feel that it is a lovely dark navy blue

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As mentioned elsewhere, this is a lovely ink and I'm always torn between using this or the Cornflower. Likewise, Tchaikovsky or Regency Blue. I know they aren't identical colours but the similarities are what I'm talking about, not direct comparisons.

Great review as ever.

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As mentioned elsewhere, this is a lovely ink and I'm always torn between using this or the Cornflower. Likewise, Tchaikovsky or Regency Blue. I know they aren't identical colours but the similarities are what I'm talking about, not direct comparisons.

Great review as ever.

I'm torn too. However, of the 3 my favourite would be Tchaikovsky.

 

I'm going to review Cornflower next.....

 

Thanks

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Nice review. Without a doubt, Blue Velvet is my favourite colour from the 1864 collection.

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I'm loving this color. It's moved right up to one of my very top favorites and it's always in one of my favorite pens, a Sheaffer vacuum fill Sovereign. Since it's an opaque pen I have no idea if it stains.

 

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I do like this color. I have a bottle around somewhere. Now I need to find an empty pen, preferably with a blue barrel.

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