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Manufacturers since 1864, Diamine Inks relocated to this purpose built 'state of the art' factory in Liverpool in 1925, where they successfully carried on using the traditional methods and formulas for ink production. Over the years the company has changed hands and are now located close to the world famous Aintree Race Course



I must say I enjoy Evergreen. I'm surprised by the color though. I was expecting this ink to be darker. The flow is good as long as you use the pen frequently. However if you leave this ink in unused pen for some time it tends to cause hard/start and clog the feed. I've observed it in Waterman hemisphere. After three days of not using the pen I needed to dip the nib in the water to unblock the flow. A part from that it's rather well behaved ink with nice shading and no feathering.


Drops of ink on kitchen towel


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Tomoe River - Kaweco Sport Classic, eyedropper, B




Leuchtturm 1917 - Kaweco Sport Classic, eyedropper, B




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I got a bottle at the last Dallas Pen Show and like it. I, too, expected it to be darker.

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I like this ink. It appears to bridge the gap between bright Irish green and a real dark murky green

​On my short list

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It is a great green.

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Not a fan of murky greens but this one has very nice shading. Thanks for reviewing Diamine Evergreen, Vis.




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This ink & Sailor's Epinard are my only green inks. Gives me beautiful shading with a wide, edged nib.

Thanks "visvamitra" for the heads up about possible clogging. If I fill up with a green (in fact with any colour other than a blue/black), I will use that ink every day till that converter is empty. Evergreen has been totally trouble free.

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I like this ink because of its colour. For me, a true evergreen green, bouncing back and forth between a cedar and a hemlock. IMO it should not be a darker green.

I however dislike its behavior, which I would call indecent because it loves to cause ignition problems. I don't have to leave it in a pen unused for three days, one day will suffice.



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Another very nice review!

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I got a bottle at the last Dallas Pen Show and like it. I, too, expected it to be darker.


I bought a bottle based on geoduc's review and was disappointed that it was just a dark green in the first fine nib pen I tried (probably a Baoer), like his 1st handwriting example (similar to what we see here in visvamitra's review) and not at all like the 2nd one (which is what I was hoping for). But then I tried it in a Sailor Clear Candy fine (tiny, tiny line) and, sure enough, it looks like the 2nd example, very dark, almost black, with a hint of green on some strokes.

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