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Misty Blue - Diamine


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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



It seems (judging by the number or rather lack of reviews) that Diamine Misty Blue is one of least oppular colors in their Standard line. It's quite surpring as it's a blue with the twist. It's not really regular, boring blue ink. There's some subtle turquoise component to it. Anyway the ink is fairly wet and gives nice saturated line that starts to fade as it dries. When the ink dries the line is significantly lighter and medium saturated. I haven't observed feathering or bleedthrough on papers I used with this ink. It has no water resistance. Lubrication is rather pleasant and the writing expeirence was positive.

As for the color - I'm not crazy about it but I do believe it's not just another blue ink in the sea of blue inks. As I've mentioned there's some twist to it.


Drops of ink on kitchen towel


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Tomoe River - Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib




Leuchtturm 1917 - Kaweco AL Sport, broad nib




Clairefontaine, Lamy Al-Star, medium nib



No-name notebook, Lamy Al-Star, medium nib



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Nice one. Reminds me of the blue mushroom from Kingdom Note.


Me too. It's also reminding me of SankoDo Tsumurai Blue, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if two different shops had the same ink in differently labelled bottles.

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This is one of my favorite inks, though I actually like it better in a fine nib than in a stub. It'll shade even out of a Pilot Metropolitan fine - that and Lamy Al-Star EF are where I prefer this ink. From a stub, it looks kinda flat and boring after it dries (except on Tomoe River). It looks best on Tomoe River, IMO. Rhodia and Mnemosyne tie for second. Clairefontaine third. Copy paper last. Never tried it on other papers.

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Not the color I would have expected, given the name -- I would have thought the ink would be more of a pale-ish blue grey. Not sure whether I like the ink or not (it's one I'd have to think about). But thanks for the review.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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It looks pretty cool on the cream colored paper. I don't think I would buy a bottle of it, but a sample would be nice to try.

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I should use it more often as well - thanks for the review to remind me!

The Good Captain

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This color is more vibrant in your pictures than in my experience. It's one of my first inks I ever tried, just after I discovered that Goulet sold samples, and I still quite like it. Inkstainedruth, it's not quite a blue-gray, but it's a lovely, restful, gentle color that has a subtle something to it that's very pleasing to look at.

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I too found it interesting, but not interesting enough to buy. Thank you, Vis for another great review.

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