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Today I’m reviewing Diamine Teal

I’ve gone back to this colour to try it out, although I had a small sample in a tube for quite a long time but never used it. I decided to go back to it now as my interest in this type of colour was piqued when I reviewed Diamine Eau de Nil.

For my money this is not a typical teal. Like many inky experimenters, I have made my own teal inks by mixing blue and green ink, and that is the colour I’ve come to expect as teal. Diamine Teal, though certainly a mixture of blue and green dyes on it’s chroma test, leans slightly more blue than I expected. I actually liked it more because of this. It’s a deep ocean blue-green colour.

It felt reasonably dry by comparison to some other inks I’ve used recently, and it’s drying time on all papers was super quick.

Apart from it’s dryness, I found it well behaved in my pens, on the papers I tested it with. It also cleaned out easily and washed off of my hands easily. So it’s not a heavy stainer.

It’s an easy going ink, that is reasonably saturated, and exhibits some shading on many papers. It also produced some traces of sheen. I liked it best in my Waterman Preface M nib as I felt that showed up the shading better than the Lamy 1.1mm nib.

 

  • This isn't sold as a waterproof ink, but it has some water resistance.
  • Bearing in mind the review form paper I use is thick with a quite shiny surface at 100gsm, and I used several different nibs, this ink took 3-5 secs secs to dry. That’s very quick on this paper.
  • No smear after dry.
  • It exhibited good flow and I found it reasonably smooth to write with. I saw no skips or hard starts while I did swabs and dry time tests.
  • It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles or 30ml plastic bottles.
  • Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.
  • It's a reasonable price.

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Thanks for another nice review.

 

I was thinking about buying this ink after I saw some Japanese calligraphy written with it in Instagram, but it was a very different color than your scans show. It was greener and lighter, probably closer to a turquoise too (which explains why I liked it right away). Even the description doesn't match, eliminating a possible color correction difference between monitors. I guess try a sample before committin to a full bottle.

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Great review Chrissy, thank you! I think this is one of the Diamines I don't have! How close is it to D. Schubert?

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Thanks for another nice review.

 

I was thinking about buying this ink after I saw some Japanese calligraphy written with it in Instagram, but it was a very different color than your scans show. It was greener and lighter, probably closer to a turquoise too (which explains why I liked it right away). Even the description doesn't match, eliminating a possible color correction difference between monitors. I guess try a sample before committin to a full bottle.

 

You're welcome. :) I've checked my scans against what I wrote and the colour match looks accurate. Teal isn't lighter nor more turquoise in the pens I used. As it's a dryer ink it might look lighter with some dryer feeds, but it's never going to be turquoise.

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Great review Chrissy, thank you! I think this is one of the Diamines I don't have! How close is it to D. Schubert?

You're welcome. :) It's quite close to Schubert. Schubert was the first similar ink I thought of when I wrote with it. :)

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Another great review. Thanks Chrissy.

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I found this color to be greener than blue, not what I expected but it has a place for everyone

I agree on the dryness, and the very quick drying

 

Thanks @Chrissy

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I found this color to be greener than blue, not what I expected but it has a place for everyone

I agree on the dryness, and the very quick drying

 

Thanks @Chrissy

 

You're welcome. :)

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Thank you for another great review. Thankfully with Edelstein Aquamarine, Sailor Yama dori already in my collection and Ku-jaku on it's way I can't be tempted by another Teal. My wife and bank manager will be relieved :D

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Thank you for another great review. Thankfully with Edelstein Aquamarine, Sailor Yama dori already in my collection and Ku-jaku on it's way I can't be tempted by another Teal. My wife and bank manager will be relieved :D

 

You're welcome. :) I know that feeling...... :unsure:

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Not a color for me. But thanks for the review.

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Very nice review!

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I have a bottle but haven’t used it much as it is greener than I like.  Having read this, if it exhibits some water resistance that would be a big plus.  Going to ink a pen and test it soon - thanks!

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