Monday, November 2, 2009

Review: Diamine Sepia Fountain Pen Ink

Diamine Sepia

Diamine Old English Sepia ink tested in an off-white ruled Paperblanks journal with an EF Lamy Accent fountain pen.

Good flow, moderately saturated, much shading is evident. What's up with the color variations?

Check again... just primed the pen's converter and shook the pen. Hmmmmm.... This was the ink bottle that I forgot to shake when I first swabbed it and got a tremendous variation once I did.

This isn't really a color for me, and I'm especially put off by the variations in shade depending on whether or not the ink has been shaken. One of the most drastic examples I've ever seen.

Sepia Mandala

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.

2 comments:

Carys of the 13 (and a half) cats said...

Ooh, that's lovely! (when I click the first picture I get a forbidden message, though).

Carys

Biffybeans said...

Thanks Carys - I fixed the link. ;o)

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