Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Diamine New Century Onyx Black ink tested in an off-white ruled Paperblanks journal with an EF Lamy Safari fountain pen.
IMHO - the darkest, most saturated of Diamine's 3 black inks. In fact, it seems as though it may even be darker than Herbin's Perle Noire - my current favorite black ink because of its saturation and flow.
Right now, I have this Onyx ink in one of my favorite Lamy Safari's and it's flowing effortlessly. Very saturated and I can't really see any shading.
This ink may beat out the Herbin as my favorite black ink. I've noticed that the Perle Noire will sometimes push through on certain papers. If the Onyx does not, it just might become my number one black ink. Further tests & comparisons will need to be performed but for now, I am definitely keeping this one.
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.