Monday, June 15, 2009

Review: Diamine Jet Black Fountain Pen Ink

Diamine Jet Black

I'm the kind of person that really, really, likes a very saturated black ink. Since finding Herbin's Perle Noire, I've not tried anything that's come close.

Diamine's Jet Black is not heavily saturated - you can see shading...I don't want to see shading when I'm using a black ink.

While the flow on this ink was decent - but maybe a little dry, I did notice that if I set the pen down for even a short period of time, it would start hard. The converter in the pen was properly primed, and I had never had that problem with that pen with any other ink. The pen was thoroughly flushed and dried before inking.

I have to pass on this one.

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."

Jet Black is one of Diamine's Old English Fountain Pen Inks "Suitable for all brand of Fountain Pen, 30 Colors available"

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.


Sam said...

Have you ever tried Aurora black ink? It's generally what I use and I find it a very dark, opaque black. Sounds like the Daimine is a little like Parker Quink Black, which IMHO is more grey than black.

Henry said...

I think noodler's Heart of Darkness is a nice opaque black.

Jake said...

If you're looking for a black without shading, I'd recommend Noodler's Heart of Darkness. That's a real black!

Ridge Walker said...

I just tried the Diamine Blue-Black and noticed the same shading that you mention here. On this ink color I rather liked it though

Anonymous said...

Hi. Are you related to butterbean?

Biffybeans said...

Anonymous - nope, but I was always a fan!

Anonymous said...

I was just going through some reviews on the FPN and ended up here. I have a question - how do you dry a fountain pen after flushing it? It's obvious with the nib, but with the inner parts?

Biffybeans said...

Anon - on drying a pen... I can't really speak to this because my own methods may differ from others. On my cartridge/converter pane, I usually make an attempt to blow any remain water out.... I also use the corner of a tissue to blot out what I can.

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