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    Default New Ink: Diamine Jalur Gemilang Exclusive to Pen Gallery, Malaysia

    Today I'm reviewing Diamine Jalur Gemilang ink.

    Diamine Jalur Gemilang is a Diamine Exclusive ink made specially for Pen Gallery in Malaysia. Jalur Gemilang translates as the Malaysian flag. This ink is designed to reproduce the blue and red colours in the flag and commemorates their flag day in August.

    This is a saturated dark sky/turquoise blue colour with red sheen. It doesn’t have such a heavy sheen as the Organics Studio high sheen inks, but has more sheen than what you would call a “standard” ink.

    It didn’t suffer from any hard starts or non-starts when I put the uncapped pen down to do swab tests, dry times and water resistance.
    It dried quite quickly and once dry it didn’t smudge or smear. I tested for this by rubbing repeatedly across my writing within a couple of minutes of writing it. I saw no blue or red on my fingers, and no smudging on the page.
    I loved everything about it. However, I also love Asa Blue so this is my type of colour.

    I saw a bit of showthrough and bleedthrough even on my 100gsm smooth coated paper, but I could still have written on the reverse.

    Sheen is usually more visible when using pens with good flow and broader nibs. Jalur Gemilang has a good sheen without going too far with it.


    • Flow Rate: Very good.
    • Lubrication: Very good.
    • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
    • Start-up: Immediate.
    • Saturation: Very saturated ink.
    • Shading Potential: Some shading.
    • Sheen: Good red sheen
    • Show-Through:
      • Tomoe River 52gsm.
      • Tom Bihn Lined.
      • Generic 80gsm lined pads.
      • Royal Recycled.
      • Whitelines. (a little)
      • Oxford Pad.
      • Field Notes.

    • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Not seen.
    • Nib Creep / “Crud”: Not seen.
    • Staining (pen): Not seen after several days in the pen - easy clean-up with water.
    • Staining (hands): Easy clean-up with bar soap.
    • Clogging: Not seen. Seems unlikely.
    • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof and has no water resistance.
    • Availability: Exclusively available from Pen Gallery, Malaysia

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    Last edited by Chrissy; June 16th, 2020 at 02:43 AM.

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    Default Re: New Ink: Diamine Jalur Gemilang Exclusive to Pen Gallery, Malaysia

    Outstanding review Chrissy. I love the color, and most of what you said about it. I am a huge fan of Diamine-Asa Blue, so I am sure I'd like this one too. This sounds like a good overall ink to me.

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    Default Re: New Ink: Diamine Jalur Gemilang Exclusive to Pen Gallery, Malaysia

    Quote Originally Posted by KKay View Post
    Outstanding review Chrissy. I love the color, and most of what you said about it. I am a huge fan of Diamine-Asa Blue, so I am sure I'd like this one too. This sounds like a good overall ink to me.
    You're welcome. This is a good one and I'm sure it will be popular. Not sure how we Brits might get hold of an 80ml bottle though.

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