Thursday, June 25, 2009

Review: Diamine New Century Ruby Fountain Pen Ink

Diamine Ruby

Diamine New Century Ruby Fountain pen ink tested in an EF Lamy Accent, in a lined off-white Paperblanks journal.

This is one of the darkest red inks I've yet to test. It's the color of fresh blood. Ewww - sorry. :o) With my glasses on, it looks as though it has a brownish hue, but when I take them off, it's definitely red.

I've recently fallen in love with Diamine's Poppy Red (showing both side by side for comparison) and I still prefer it to the Ruby. The Ruby isn't as saturated as the Poppy Red but it's still a nice and aptly named color. It has good flow, is moderately saturated and shading is evident.

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 collectible, ideal for students or beginners still searching for their personal color of choice.

Ruby is a "New Century" Fountain Pen Ink. Launched in January 2006, New Century Fountain Pen Ink is available in 30 vibrant shades also suitable for any fountain pen brand"

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.


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