Wow, just wow…over a year since my last post – that’s a record. Shout-out to the reader who reminded me I actually have inks that need reviewing! Hopefully the annual break won’t be repeated.
Does anyone even read blog post anymore? With youTube so readily available, and Instagram being a mini film mecca, the moving pictures of Hogwarts seem to have become a reality. Nonetheless, ponderings for a different day > to the ink!
Diamine 1864 Blue Black was part of an anniversary collection released to celebrate Diamines 150th year, the bottle is one of 8 wedge shapes that come together forming a perfect circle. I did not purchase the bottle, as my love of blue and black inks tends to be very limited. But it defiantly is the most blue-black, blue black ink I have tried.
The colour reminds me of something James Bond would use to sign a document. Formal enough to be accepted on any legal document, but on closer inspection, not all is as it seems. Although that may not be the best idea, because any water would make the inked document null and void.
I would describe the colour as Navy Black, and uniquely enough, the wetter/broader the pen – the more navy the colour appears.
This ink did not feather or bleed through in normal writing, but when using the Pilot parallel I did notice feathering. As this is fairly rare on Rhodia Paper, i’m guessing this may not be an ink that fares well on standard pad and copier paper.
Below are a few ink drop comparisons, and I stand by my statement – a lot of blue-black inks that I try immediately get classified as navy blue in my head, this one really does have me asking the question… Is it blue or black?
As always, this ink can be purchased at Write Gear
Pens: Lamy Safari, Flex Dip Pen, Pilot Parallel 6mm
Paper: Rhodia Grid Pad
Word Of the Day: Verisimilitude
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