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I have decided to review some of my inks. These aren't necessarily in any particular order.

This one is Diamine Amaranth. I would call it a bright, slightly purplish, pink. It's a very good colour match to the Amaranth flower. Sorry about my poor drawing representation, but the flower is that sort of shape. If you compare this ink with Pelikan Edelstein Turmaline, you could almost call this a slightly muted or toned-down version.

I plan to review Turmaline very soon.

  • Water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink.
  • Bearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, and the nib used at that time was a 1.1, this ink took 11-12 secs to dry.
  • It flows through the pen well but feels drier on the page than some other Diamine inks. Some may call it slightly chalky. Especially as I have reviewed Bilberry recently which is wet. It still seems to lubricate the nib quite well, although I could hear some feedback. I saw no skips or hard starts from either of the pens that both stayed uncapped while I swapped and changed, and did swabs and comparisons with other inks.
  • It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles or 30ml plastic refill bottles. It's also available in cartridges.
  • Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.
  • It's a reasonable price

 

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I agree Amaranth does dry to be a bit chalky and muted. I like the color better when wet.

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Thanks for the review. I do like this color; I just do not use pinkish purples very often.

"One can not waste time worrying about small minds . . . If we were normal, we'd still be using free ball point pens." —Bo Bo Olson

 

"I already own more ink than a rational person can use in a lifetime." —Waski_the_Squirrel

 

I'm still trying to figure out how to list all my pens down here.

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I agree Amaranth does dry to be a bit chalky and muted. I like the color better when wet.

 

Agreed too. Have it since a almost a year, yesterday I tried it. Same conclusion. Although not so bad when I wrote with it only dipping the nib.

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