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Hello Fellows, this is a review for the diamine Autumn Oak ink.

i thought i would love it but turned out i dont like it as much as i hoped.

tried it on 3 different papers.


below is the HP 32 LB paper



Below is the black and red notebook 5.29 from Walmart



Below is on the fabriano notebook from hobby lobby 3.99 i think this is a very good notepad as well.



i hope it is helpful


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I am not happy that you were disappointed with this ink but I must say I am glad to find someone else who is surprised by it's performance after the positive comments posted. Mine was a very similar result & after trying it in several broad (1.5) sized nibs it has never fond a home in rotation. I had ordered it immediately after it's release & had great hopes for it but the color was certainly like I expected. It is surely "NO Apache Sunset" substitute nor replacement.


You gave it a thorough review & I thank you for sharing your results.

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I bought a sample, only tried it out in a Preppy and got plenty of shading, but had bleeding and feathering problems on most fountain pen friendly paper (Apica performed best). I really like the color - I think it is a bit more brown than Apache Sunset - but am glad it is out of stock where I'd normally buy it to give me some time to think.

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Thank you for the review of this, I have had similar issues with my Apache Sunset and I tried this in a wetter nib (finally managing to 'fix' my Arizona Ahab to actually work) and the shading on most papers is stunning. Have you tried Autumn Oak in a wetter nib at all? I am looking forward to trying this colour.

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Yes i did, i have a jinhao x450 which is a very very wet nib pen, i guess i am doing something wrong. maybe i am writing either very slow or very fast :)

parker IM i have is very very wet pen as well

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Indeed it is more brown than Noodler's Sunset Apache, lacking that magical effect that the American ink has. It is particularly well named though ~ the golden to red brown in the ink is very much like that of oak leaves in the fall. I find it is a lovely shader on LIFE paper (a Japanese brand of writing paper ) with no bleeding or feathering with dip nibs (W. Mitchell Round Hand #4 & Brause Blue Pumpkin no. 361) and here it is as a tree on Stillman & Birn, Zeta



21835073272_9cb3bd74f8_b.jpgDiamine Autumn Oak by Pira Urosevic, on Flickr

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