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Ink Review: Diamine Twilight


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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 Twilight. I would call it a blue-black ink. It leans more towards the green portion of the colour spectrum than some dark blues like Tchaikovsky, Regency Blue and Midnight. It's more like a darker version of Prussian Blue, or Eau de Nil that both have green tones in them.

It's a well behaved, quite saturated ink with a little shading. I found it flowed smoothly across the page, and had no problems with lubrication in both of the pens I used. I think it looks better in the Lamy Nexx M with it's 1.1 nib.

This ink exhibits showthrough and a little bleedthrough on my thick paper, so I tried it on Rhodia dot pad paper. Showthrough and bleedthrough are both noticeable.

  • The water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink. In fact it almost completely disappeared after a few seconds.Bearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, and the nib used at that time was a F, this ink took 16-18 secs to dry.
  • Showthrough and bleedthrough are both noticeable.
  • It flows through the pen well and lubricates the nib well. 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, 30ml plastic refill bottles or cartridges.
  • Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.
  • It's a reasonable price

 

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It's always a pleasure to come across your compact but informative reviews.

 

Yes, Diamine Twilight looks nice in a stub. One of several inks from Diamine that for me strike a nostalgic chord, although I can't exactly place the source of the nostalgia.

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Thanks for a helpful review. It and your comparisons are all sober, understated blues, suitable for any situation. That's rather a long dry time for 'Twilight.' I too agree that it looks better from the stub.

James

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Thanks for the review. I consider this one part of the Blue-Black-Green family. I have a bottle, somewhere. Not an everyday ink for me.

"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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Thanks for the review. Another great color from diamine. boy oh boy my list is getting long for inks to buy.

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Thank you all for your comments. You're welcome.

 

Re the drying time, the paper I use is very smooth, and thick, almost glossy. So I think drying time takes longer on that than most other papers I have used.

 

It's just that this is what I have bought, so I'm using it.

 

It's definitely an ink from the blue-black-green family.

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Thank you for the review! Diamine Twilight is interesting.

Tessy Moon



My thoughts are filled with beautiful words for the King, and I will use my voice as a writer would use pen and ink. Psalm 45:1


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I'm just finishing up a sample of this and am really liking it on Rhodia, where it shows quite a bit of green. But on copy paper, it loses nearly all it's green undertones and becomes a boring dark blue.

 

Thanks for the review!

So many inks, so little time...

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It's always a pleasure to come across your compact but informative reviews.

 

Yes, Diamine Twilight looks nice in a stub. One of several inks from Diamine that for me strike a nostalgic chord, although I can't exactly place the source of the nostalgia.

Even nostalgia is not what it used to be...

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