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    Default Ink Review: Diamine Twilight

    I have decided to review some of my inks. These aren't necessarily in any particular order.

    This one is Diamine Twilight. I would call it a blue-black ink. It leans more towards the green portion of the colour spectrum than some dark blues like Tchaikovsky, Regency Blue and Midnight. It's more like a darker version of Prussian Blue, or Eau de Nil that both have green tones in them.

    It's a well behaved, quite saturated ink with a little shading. I found it flowed smoothly across the page, and had no problems with lubrication in both of the pens I used. I think it looks better in the Lamy Nexx M with it's 1.1 nib.

    This ink exhibits showthrough and a little bleedthrough on my thick paper, so I tried it on Rhodia dot pad paper. Showthrough and bleedthrough are both noticeable.

    • The water test on the review form shows this isn't a waterproof ink. In fact it almost completely disappeared after a few seconds.


    • Bearing in mind the paper I use is very smooth, and the nib used at that time was a F, this ink took 16-18 secs to dry.


    • It flows through the pen well and lubricates the nib well. I saw no skips or hard starts from either of the pens that both stayed uncapped while I swapped and changed, and did swabs and comparisons with other inks.


    • It is currently available in 80ml glass bottles, 30ml plastic refill bottles or cartridges.


    • Diamine sell it directly to end-users on their web-site.


    • It's a reasonable price


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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Twilight

    Thanks for the review. A little too green(ish) for me.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Twilight

    Great review, as usual! I have this and happily use it now and then.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Twilight

    Quote Originally Posted by TSherbs View Post
    Thanks for the review. A little too green(ish) for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Great review, as usual! I have this and happily use it now and then.
    You're welcome.

    I'm not sure why I'm less keen on these greenish blue-black inks. I wonder if it's because the ink I had to use at school was this type of shade?

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Twilight

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Great review, as usual! I have this and happily use it now and then.
    You're welcome.

    I'm not sure why I'm less keen on these greenish blue-black inks. I wonder if it's because the ink I had to use at school was this type of shade?
    I have the same problem with turquoise shades. I just can't do it.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Twilight

    I have been uninterested in green-blue, teal, or turquoise shades, but I have recently been tempted by Noodler's Squetegue.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Twilight

    I enjoy the greenish end of the blue black range. But there aren't many of us.

    On the other hand, I don't love turquoise.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Twilight

    Great review of a lovely ink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newjelan View Post
    Great review of a lovely ink.
    Thanks. You're welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdcalhoon View Post
    I have been uninterested in green-blue, teal, or turquoise shades, but I have recently been tempted by Noodler's Squetegue.
    Try it. It's another one I like.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Twilight

    Is there some where I can print out this ink review sample paper?

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Twilight

    There is a selection here

    but if you don't like any of those, I can send you mine that I have adjusted

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Twilight

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    There is a selection here

    but if you don't like any of those, I can send you mine that I have adjusted
    Thanx,

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Twilight

    Quote Originally Posted by Special K View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    There is a selection here

    but if you don't like any of those, I can send you mine that I have adjusted
    Thanx,
    I printed out a few different types. Thanx, again.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Twilight

    Thanks for the review. It is interesting to hear others' experience with this ink. For me it has not worked well in most of my pens except for a wet writing Lucky Curve. I love the color and shading a lot so am thankful to have a nice pen to use it in.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Twilight

    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    Thanks for the review. It is interesting to hear others' experience with this ink. For me it has not worked well in most of my pens except for a wet writing Lucky Curve. I love the color and shading a lot so am thankful to have a nice pen to use it in.
    I saw your water test thread where you mentioned it and was quite surprised to read that you had problems finding a pen to write with it. I'm pleased you now have the Lucky Curve that likes it.
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