Diamine Prussian Blue – the name is half the reason I bought this ink. Yes, some times I need an ink based purely on the name…
I bought the 30ml bottle. Diamine bottles are fairly basic, it’s a rectangle bottle made from plastic with a Diamine sticker on one side and a small silver sticker on the lid with the inks name.
In general I tend to find blue inks a tad boring. I know, I know shock and horror… but to be fair most of the blue ink samples/cartridges I have tried are flat, medium blues with very little shading and more importantly remind me of school. I didn’t dislike school – its just after 10 years of being forced to used the same colour, anything that reminds me of a blue ballpoint = monotony. Even Noodlers Baystate Blue which most people rave about was eh for me.
The colour reminds me of that pair of dark blue denims that most of us have had at some point in time. They have been washed so many time that they not really dark blue any more. They a faded muted blue but with hints of what the original colour used to be around the pockets and seams.
Water resistance is not great – but there is enough left on the page to see what had been written. The ink kept up really well with my flex writing – much better then Diamine Kelly Green. With the broad 6.0mm nib it also shows excellent colour variance.
Here is some flex writing with a super saturated feed. 🙂
All in all I like the colour – it also reminds me of Sheaffer Blue-Black, maybe just a touch lighter. Will have to do a comparison some time…
I bought mine here:
Diamine Prussian Blue: http://writegear.co.za/product/diamine-ink-prussian-blue/