Tuesday, May 5, 2009
From the Diamine Website:
30ml Diamine Fountain Ink:
"Brand New Design PVC Bottle, Light weight and with an affordable price makes the full range of 60 colours very collectable, ideal for students or beginners still searching for their personal color of choice.
Poppy Red is a "New Century" Fountain Pen Ink (Though the label above says "Old English") Launched in January 2006, New Century Fountain Pen Ink is available in 30 vibrant shades also suitable for any fountain pen brand"
I don't know what to say. I inked up a Lamy Safari (.5 Cursive Italic Nib) with Diamine's Poppy Red and it's almost as sweet as lying down in a field of poppies....
It is just THE MOST PERFECT red ink I have ever seen. To me, it's as red as red can be. Candy apple red.
Back to the ink. It's saturated. Little shading... Great flow. It's similar to, but darker than Herbin's Rouge Caroubier. (Sadly, now the RC is going to be moved to the giveaway box...)
Note: I've only had this ink in a wider nibbed pen... the results may vary if used in a thinner nibbed pen.
I had been having a hard time finding a red I liked because they were always too thin, too orange, or too pink.
This one is juuuuust right.
Multiple doodles with a new fountain pen ink usually means it's going to end up as a keeper.
Doodles in a hardback Clairefontaine journal.
Buy Diamine Inks in the UK at The Writing Desk or directly from Diamine and in the US from The Pear Tree Pen Company Ink is sold in 80ml glass bottles, 30 ml plastic bottles, and selected colors are available in cartridge form.