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Diamine Registrar's Vs Essri



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Diamine Registrar's is my go-to ink for work, because it doesn't feather/bleeds through even the cheapest papier.

 

It's quite expensive though, and I've bought some Ecclesiastical Stationery Supplies Registrars, which is three times less expensive (factoring in shipping costs).

 

After a workday of using both inks, the differences I've noticed :

 

1. The colour is virtually undistinguishable.

 

2. ESSRI is less dry than Diamine, so it's the ink of choice for drier pens.

 

3. ESSRI does feather slightly and does bleed through slightly, whereas Diamine almost never does.

 

 

See the comparison here :

Recto : http://i.imgur.com/gZ5LGby.jpg,

Verso : http://i.imgur.com/3PWCJwE.jpg

 

 

The first two lines are written with ESSRI, and the rest with Diamine.

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I have both but hardly ever use them because I find them both too monotonous. But, IMO (as you say), the ESSRI is the "better" of the two, simply because it is not so dry. D's Regstrar's is the driest IG ink I've yet tried.

 

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Thanks for the comparison. I tried Diamine Registrar's a couple of years ago and didn't like it because it oxidized to a washy blue grey. I had been curious about ESSRI, but wasn't sure I wanted to order a full bottle all the way from the UK in case I didn't like it.

Of course, in the meantime I have other IG blue-blacks that I really like (Akkerman #10, KWZI IG Blue-Black and IG Blue #3, and -- if I want it to stay bluer -- R&K Salix) .

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

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Thanks for the comparison. I tried Diamine Registrar's a couple of years ago and didn't like it because it oxidized to a washy blue grey. I had been curious about ESSRI, but wasn't sure I wanted to order a full bottle all the way from the UK in case I didn't like it.

Of course, in the meantime I have other IG blue-blacks that I really like (Akkerman #10, KWZI IG Blue-Black and IG Blue #3, and -- if I want it to stay bluer -- R&K Salix) .

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

 

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How do the KWZIs perform on crappy paper ?

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I've always been intrigued to know who actually makes the ESSRI?

 

One day, maybe: one day...

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