Monday, February 1, 2010

Review: Diamine Raw Sienna Fountain Pen Ink

Diamine Raw Sienna

Diamine Raw Sienna fountain pen ink tested in a medium nibbed Lamy Safari fountain pen. (The charcoal one.) Paperbanks off-white ruled journal.

Fair warning: This Medium nibbed Safari makes EVERYTHING flow well- but like most Diamine inks, this would probably have good flow in most any pen.

A nicely saturated darker brown, though not as dark as the Chocolate Brown. Warmer than the Saddle Brown.

Diamine has recently changed my mind about brown inks, though I do tend to prefer the reddish brown shades than the cooler browns.

This ink is almost identical to J. Herbin's Lie de The.

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.


craniac said...

I like this ink and have it in a Lamy Safari with an EF nib. It flows well but lays down such a dark line that it shows through Moleskine pages quite a lot. I will have to try it in my other Safari, coicidentally also the charcoal one with a medium nib.

Biffybeans said...

Craniac - it's the paper not the ink. Moleskine paper is not very fountain pen ink friendly. There are journals out there that contain paper that is much more friendly to these water based inks. There are literally hundreds of different kinds of inks out there and you should be able to use any kind you like at any time and not be limited by your paper.

Anonymous said...

It is completely different to Lie de Thé, both in color and characteristics!. Reddish, warmer, flat shading.... if close to any Herbin's would be to Café de Îles.

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