Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Review: Diamine Dark Green Fountain Pen Ink

Diamine Dark Green Ink

Diamine Dark Green fountain pen ink. Tested in an extra fine nibbed Lamy Safari fountain pen. Paperblanks off-white ruled journal.

A bluer green than the shamrock green of "Ultra Green." Very nice flow with some shading.

I myself could never really warm up to green inks. If any at all, I like the muted earth colors like Emerald and Umber.

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.

3 comments:

Anne-Sophie said...

To me that is a nice blue green bordering on teal.

I like green inks in the cool color spectrum and teal ones even better.

Brown, not so much, but of course my reaction to colors in that spectrum has a lot to do with their names.

If they bear the name of food, I will look twice to make sure I am not missing on a delightful moka frosting filled pastry, a yummy caramel drink or a chocolat bonbon.

Lets have our priorities in order. :)

PointFour said...

Diamine Dark Green looks medium to me. I prefer their Green/Black, which can look like a denser Umber in some lighting/pen/paper combinations, and their Evergreen. The latter is very dark indeed, to the extent that in some conditions it's hard to see what the modifying colour is. It can even look a little like a black with a kind of dull gold sheen - the sort of thing you might use to write spells in a grimoire... maybe one of the Paperblanks Grolier "faux distressed-leather" journals!

PointFour said...

Diamine Dark Green looks medium to me. I prefer their Green/Black, which can look like a denser Umber in some lighting/pen/paper combinations, and their Evergreen. The latter is very dark indeed, to the extent that in some conditions it's hard to see what the modifying colour is. It can even look a little like a black with a kind of dull gold sheen - the sort of thing you might use to write spells in a grimoire... maybe one of the Paperblanks Grolier "faux distressed-leather" journals!

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