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efj3
December 17th, 2012, 08:41 AM
Hello all, here's another handwritten review, this time for Diamine Matador.

There's a few more images, and a little text writeup on my website, click any of the pictures to check it out.
Diamine Matador - Handwritten Review on edjelley.com[ (http://edjelley.com/2012/12/17/handwrittenreviewdiaminematador/#)

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Thanks!

snedwos
December 17th, 2012, 09:05 AM
Out came the matador
Who must've been potted or
Slightly insane but who looked rather bored...

KrazyIvan
December 17th, 2012, 10:08 AM
I still have not committed to a red ink yet. Out of the samples I have tried I think Diamine Red Dragon would be my bottle purchase. I do have to admit that I have not sampled Matador yet.

efj3
December 17th, 2012, 10:56 AM
I still have not committed to a red ink yet. Out of the samples I have tried I think Diamine Red Dragon would be my bottle purchase. I do have to admit that I have not sampled Matador yet.

It was in this month's Goulet Pens Ink Drop. I figured I might as well try it out even though I have three other reds currently inked up. My favorite red is probably Diamine Oxblood, even though it's really dark. I like that I can write with it for pretty much anything without getting a headache.

fountainpenkid
December 17th, 2012, 03:03 PM
I'm getting a bottle of this stuff for christmas. It had a cool name so I told grandma to get it ;) good to know it is a good ink.

efj3
December 17th, 2012, 09:59 PM
I'm sure you'll enjoy it, Diamine really doesn't disappoint.

KrazyIvan
December 17th, 2012, 11:29 PM
Does it clean up easily?

fountainpenkid
December 18th, 2012, 04:44 AM
Does it clean up easily?

I'm interested in that as well. I would put it in a vintage pen, so I wouldn't want a ink so rich that it would hurt the pen....

efj3
December 18th, 2012, 09:10 AM
I haven't cleaned it out yet, but Oxblood tends to clean out easily, especially for a red.

I'll report back when I switch inks, although you might beat me to it.

fountainpenkid
December 18th, 2012, 02:02 PM
I haven't cleaned it out yet, but Oxblood tends to clean out easily, especially for a red.

I'll report back when I switch inks, although you might beat me to it.

I don't expect it to be some 4001 baby shampoo like ink (refering to how harmless Pelikan 4001 blue is), but I hope it isn't as wierd as Kelly Green, which I no longer put in vintage pens...

KrazyIvan
December 18th, 2012, 03:00 PM
The only Diamine ink I had trouble cleaning was Ochre and it is the red component that will not come out easily. Diamine Red Dragon is easy to clean.

snedwos
December 18th, 2012, 03:25 PM
The only Diamine ink I had trouble cleaning was Ochre and it is the red component that will not come out easily. Diamine Red Dragon is easy to clean.

That's a shame, because it's a really really attractive ink... It'll be all I can do to stop myself from 'forgetting' to give my mother her present...

efj3
December 20th, 2012, 08:08 PM
The only Diamine ink I had trouble cleaning was Ochre and it is the red component that will not come out easily. Diamine Red Dragon is easy to clean.

+1 on that. I just struggled to get it completely out of my Al-Star.

snedwos
December 21st, 2012, 03:37 PM
I think it may have contaminated the RnK Morinda I've put in my pen... I don't care, I'm gonna keep using it.

efj3
December 23rd, 2012, 11:42 AM
I didn't do it and I should have, but maybe try some of that JB's Perfect Pen Flush?

fountainpenkid
December 23rd, 2012, 12:37 PM
I didn't do it and I should have, but maybe try some of that JB's Perfect Pen Flush?

I've only heard good things about the stuff. I might just pick up some at philly...so that I can keep using my Diamine inks in vintage pens (I just stopped filling my vac with asa blue because it was staining too much--switched to 4001 blue and its really dry :()

fountainpenkid
December 25th, 2012, 02:25 PM
Got my bottle! I cleaned out my paragon and put the 1670 in it though...that bottle is crap! But the ink is awesome!