Friday, August 21, 2009

Review: Diamine Monaco Red Fountain Pen Ink

Diamine Monaco Red

Diamine Monaco Red Fountain Pen ink tested in a Paperblanks journal with off-white paper - and in a .5 Cursive Italic Lamy Safari fountain pen.

I'd call this a brick red. As a red, it's not as pink as Ruby nor as orange as Poppy Red.

The swatch made me see it as more of a brownish-red that I didn't initially like but in the pen it's really nice. My second favorite Diamine red behind the Poppy Red.

Nicely saturated with good flow and good shading.

I like this color much more than I thought I would.

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.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Great review, it is such a warm, earthy colour isn't it! I haven't had a chance to try it for this but I think it will be great to paint with.

If you don't mind me saying so, I have a 100ml bottle of this, repackaged by TWD, available for trade on my blog... anyone who likes this ink can swap me for it there. :) http://pennington-on-the-paper.blogspot.com

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