Thursday, March 25, 2010
Diamine China Blue fountain pen ink tested in an medium nibbed Sailor Sapporo fountain pen. Paperblanks off-white ruled journal & Bloc Rhodia pad.
I'm so lost on blue inks... tried so many (soooo similar) that I can't tell what I like any more.
A dark saturated great flowing mid-dark blue. I can't find any other similar colors.
Doesn't look like Herbin's Eclat de Saphir, Bleu Nuit, Bleu Myosotis, Lamy Blue, Sailor Blue, Diamine's Majestic Blue, Royal Blue, Presidential Blue, Washable Blue or Imperial Blue.
It's just a blue. A nice blue. Maybe I will keep it. Not sure. I like it better on off-white than white.
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.