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Ink Review: Diamine Flowers Gift Set: Carnation


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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 Carnation from the Flowers Gift Set. I think it's well named as the ink is certainly a close copy of what I would call carnation pink. Some might call this baby pink.

It's an unusual pale pink colour, and I found I didn't have anything similar to compare it with which was a shame. J Herbin Rouge Bourgogne was much too dark.

Despite the fact that I had this ink in these 2 pens for several days before doing this review, some users might think it looks like a watered down red ink. In fact it really doesn't write like a watered down ink.

As usual for a Diamine ink, it's a well behaved, reasonably saturated ink. It shows slight shading. I found it flowed smoothly across the page, and had no problems with lubrication in the 2 Lamy Nexx M pens I used.

This ink exhibits no showthrough and no bleedthrough on my Xerox ColorPrint paper. That's not surprising as it's quite a pale colour. If you're looking for a pale pink ink, it might be worth trying out a sample.

 

  • The water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink.
  • Bearing in mind the paper I use is thick with a shiny surface, and the nibs used were a M and a stub, this ink took 16-18 secs to dry. That's quite normal on this paper
  • It flows through the pen well and lubricates the nib well. I saw no skips or hard starts while I did swabs and dry time tests and changed over uncapped pens.
  • 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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I really love Carnation - thanks for highlighting it! I didn't know it was available in 80 ml bottles, but it's good news if they're offering bigger sizes.

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  • It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles, 30ml plastic refill bottles or cartridges.

 

 

 

 

I believe that is incorrect. None of the Flower/Music series are available in 80ml.. or cartridges.

 

 

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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 Carnation from the Flowers Gift Set. I think it's well named as the ink is certainly a close copy of what I would call carnation pink. Some might call this baby pink.

 

It's an unusual pale pink colour, and I found I didn't have anything similar to compare it with which was a shame. J Herbin Rouge Bourgogne was much too dark.

 

Despite the fact that I had this ink in these 2 pens for several days before doing this review, some users might think it looks like a watered down red ink. In fact it really doesn't write like a watered down ink.

 

As usual for a Diamine ink, it's a well behaved, reasonably saturated ink. It shows slight shading. I found it flowed smoothly across the page, and had no problems with lubrication in the 2 Lamy Nexx M pens I used.

 

This ink exhibits no showthrough and no bleedthrough on my Xerox ColorPrint paper. That's not surprising as it's quite a pale colour. If you're looking for a pale pink ink, it might be worth trying out a sample.

 

  • The water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink.
  • Bearing in mind the paper I use is thick with a shiny surface, and the nibs used were a M and a stub, this ink took 16-18 secs to dry. That's quite normal on this paper
  • It flows through the pen well and lubricates the nib well. I saw no skips or hard starts while I did swabs and dry time tests and changed over uncapped pens.
  • 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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Thank You for the review. I found this ink would not work in a Platinum fine point, but I have plenty of 1.1 stubs and will use this ink in those. It is barely readable with a fine point as i was choosing this ink to fill eyedropper pens with a fine point. Will probably stick with a Platinum pink or a Pilot. I find those pens are fussy with other ink brands anyway.

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