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I have heard many good comments about Diamine Hope Pink so I thought it was time I tried a sample. I like quite a few pink inks, although many of those I write with are darker than Hope Pink. So I was interested to see what it was like.

It's what I would call a bright pink. Maybe a bit brighter than I thought it would be. I like it very much. I also have Cerise to review, and that's another pink.

It performed really well in both of my Lamy's, neither too wet nor too dry. It flowed well, and I experienced no problems with it at all. Quite surprisingly it dried very quickly even on my smooth 100gsm paper. That would normally suggest it might be a dry ink, but it didn't feel at all dry when I was writing with it.

On this occasion, no matter what I tried, I couldn't get Photoshop to exactly match the pink colour of Hope Pink. The scan looks very slightly more purple than the writing on the paper.

  • This isn't a waterproof ink, but it has reasonable water resistance. The water was on the grid for about 2 minutes.
  • Bearing in mind the paper I use is thick with a shiny, smooth surface, and I used a Lamy M nib, this ink only took 3-5 secs to dry. That's really quick on this paper.
  • It flows very well and lubricates the nib well. I saw no skips or hard starts despite leaving the pen uncapped while I did the swab tests.
  • It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles or 30ml plastic refill bottles
  • Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.
  • It's a reasonable price.

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Thanks for the review. Not sure I'd like this one (I'd have to see how it looks compared to Herbin Rose Tendresse, which I thought I would like, but didn't...).

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Great review! Thank you. I like the color a lot, and may have to try this.

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I ink my pink Kaweco Skyline Sport with an EF nib with this ink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness - the only ink I grade with all month. I have been very pleased with how it behaves with an EF nib, even with cheap student filler paper.

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I ink my pink Kaweco Skyline Sport with an EF nib with this ink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness - the only ink I grade with all month. I have been very pleased with how it behaves with an EF nib, even with cheap student filler paper.

 

 

This is literally the first and only non-art related use I have ever heard for these insanely pink inks that makes sense. Great idea!

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