Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Review: Diamine Scarlet Fountain Pen Ink

Diamine Scarlet

Diamine Old English Scarlet fountain pen ink tested in an off-white lined Paperblanks journal with a .7 (Binderized) Cursive Italic Pelikan M200 fountain pen.

Isn't Scarlet supposed to be Red? This is a dark pink if I ever saw one.

The flow is difficult to describe in this pen. It flows freely but it seems...thin, because the edges of this nib are catching on the paper... It could be my writing angle - so I'm not sure I would call it dry - maybe just thin.

Ink is moderately saturated with lots of shading. A super vibrant dark pink that I would probably call fuchsia. This one isn't for me - I really like my colors darker - like Diamine's Amaranth.

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:

Gentian said...

Yeah that is weird it's definitely pink. Pretty but not scarlet at all! It doesn't have any orange in it. Maybe it was an off batch.

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