Thursday, September 3, 2009

Review: Diamine Umber Fountain Pen Ink

Diamine Umber

Diamine New Century Umber fountain pen ink tested in a Paperblanks lined journal with off-white pages. .5 cursive italic Lamy Safari fountain pen.

My first impression of this ink is that it's the color of the ink used in US currency.

I've always struggled to find a dark green ink that I like and had I not already fallen for Dimaine's Emerald, I'd probably have this one at the top of my list.

If possible, it seems to be an even more serious green ink than the Emerald.

Great flow in this nib, saturated, shading is noticeable.

I still prefer the Emerald- but this is a great ink.

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.


Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if this is the Diamine color that is calling Chesterfield Tourmaline. Any idea?

Biffybeans said...

I am not aware that Diamine is selling under that name - and the prices seem to be too low to be Diamine...

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