Wednesday, May 6, 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 colors very collectable, ideal for students or beginners still searching for their personal color of choice.
Pumpkin 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"
Slightly difficult to photograph, Pumpkin is a super saturated mega orange. Ironically, I don't really associate the color with a real pumpkin, as this is a brighter, happier color.
It's got great flow and little shading.
It's only downfall is this:
This is a Lamy Safari showing a major amount of nib-creep and crystallization with the Pumpkin ink. This is an extreme example most likely caused by my priming the converter a little too far, and then letting the pen sit. If I wipe the nib, I can get most of it off, but a line down the top of the nib does re-appear when I write. Knowing how much I love this ink, I can deal with the nib creep and despite the crystallization, I'm not yet noticing any flow problems, so I'm going to keep using it.
Any time you see me pumping out a large amount of doodles with a new ink, it's typically a keeper.
Doodles created in a Clairefontaine hardback journal and in a Clairefontaine Watercolor book.
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.