Monday, February 15, 2010

Review: Diamine Imperial Blue Fountain Pen Ink

Diamine Imperial Blue Ink

Diamine Imperial Blue fountain pen ink tested in a fine nibbed Sailor 1911 fountain pen. Paperbanks off-white ruled journal.

This was one of the first blue inks I bought but soon abandoned when it was badly feathering and bleeding in my Moleskine journal. I have since abandoned Moleskine journals for paper that will allow me to use any kind of ink my heart desires. (Rhodia, Clairefontaine & Paperblanks)

Imperial blue is a highly saturated purplish blue. Hard to see any shading. Not as dark as the Majestic Blue. Great flow. I think I might be keeping it this time around.

Interesting... it goes down more purple and dries more blue.

Diamine inks provided by Diamine for the purpose of review.

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:

Wild Bill Balding said...

Thanks as always for the review. I've just tried Imperial Blue in a 1972 Conway Stewart Fineline, & the ink has dyed the transparent parts bright purple: even after many flushes it still out-caesars Caesar! You might want to warn folk of this.
Every good wish,
Wild Bill Balding

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