Diamine 150th Anniversary Inks Overview

Diamine 150th Anniversary Inks Overview

To help you decide whether these inks are worth your time, I put together a quick overview of each.

1. 1864 Blue Black

This ink is by far my least-liked in this set because the color isn't anything special: it's just another blue -black. It also has issues with feathering, which become more noticeable in semi-flexible nibs like the one on my Stipula Splash.

Diamine 150th Anniversary Inks Overview - 1864 Blue Black

2. Regency Blue

On Goulet's website, this ink seems to have an amazing sheen; but that sadly isn't the case in my experience. You might like this color, but I'm not particularly moved by it.

Diamine 150th Anniversary Inks Overview - Regency Blue

3. Silver Fox

Silver Fox is extremely light to the point that it can be difficult to read. It is a true grey though; and unlike J. Herbin Gris Nuage, it has no hints of blue.

Diamine 150th Anniversary Inks Overview - Silver Fox

4. Carnival

Carnival is a red with no shading or sheen, ideal for marking revisions or grading.

Diamine 150th Anniversary Inks Overview - Carnival


 5. Tropical Green

This one is a vibrant green with a slight red sheen only visible in the swab.


Diamine 150th Anniversary Inks Overview - Tropical Green

6. Terracotta

Terracottta (spelled as one word by Diamine) is an orange with good shading and a green sheen. The color matches the name well, and this ink is often in my OMAS Arco Paragon.

Diamine 150th Anniversary Inks Overview - Terracotta

7. Safari

Terracotta shades well, but Safari is in another league. It ranges from a mid-green almost to black. If you're looking for the most exciting ink in this range, look no further.

Diamine 150th Anniversary Inks Overview - Safari

8. Blue Velvet

My favorite of the group, Blue Velvet is an almost radioactive blue which performs well both on Rhodia and on cheap paper. The color is reportedly close to Parker Penman Sapphire, but I can neither confirm nor deny that as I don't have a bottle.

Diamine 150th Anniversary Inks Overview - Blue Velvet
It really is as bright as this scan shows.



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  1. I really love the My most loved of the gathering, Blue Velvet is a practically radioactive blue which performs well both on Rhoda and on shabby paper. The shading is purportedly near Parker Penman Sapphire, yet I can neither affirm nor deny that as I don't have a jug.Thank you for sharing this I'm working in write my essay I think your little pen helpful me

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