Monday, October 26, 2009

Review: Diamine Prussian Blue Fountain Pen Ink

Diamine Prussian Blue

Diamine Old English Prussian Blue tested in an off-white ruled Paperblanks journal with an EF Lamy Studio.

Blue-Black for sure. Similar but slightly more blue than Sailor Blue-Black but without the horrible Sailor ink smell.

Flow is good, (Sailor Blue-Black flow is outstanding) ink is saturated. Slight shading is evident.

I prefer to use off-white paper but this ink doesn't do anything for me on off-white. I think I'll stick with the Sailor despite it's awful smell.

Also tested on a Rhodia graph pad. Color is easier to discern on white and appears to be slightly less saturated and is showing more shading on this paper.

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.


inkophile said...

The smell of Sailor BBk doesn't bother me but like you I prefer the color to Prussian Blue. Better shading with it, too. Haven't tried it in a Lamy yet so now you've inspired me to give that a whirl. Maybe it will be the perfect pen for it. :)

Bill Smith said...

I have been using Prussian Blue, it's an interesting colour, not my favorite "Blue Black" but it does the job.

I much prefer Diamine's range of blues.

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