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    Default Ink Review: Diamine Smoke on the Water (Germany Exclusive)

    Today I'm reviewing Diamine Smoke on the Water ink. This is a Diamine Exclusive ink made specially for sale in Germany.

    Itís a saturated dark teal/blue-green ink with heavy red sheen. It doesnít have as much sheen as the Organics Studio very high sheen inks, but has much more sheen than what you would call a ďstandardĒ ink.

    Itís more blue/teal than November Rain and Dark Forest, but a darker teal and more saturated than Aurora Borealis. Itís a very similar colour to Organics Studio Walden Pond.
    It didnít suffer from any hard starts or non-starts when I put the uncapped pen down to do swab tests, dry times and water resistance. I like that about Diamine high sheen inks.
    It dried quite quickly on most papers and once dry it didnít smudge or smear. I tested for this by rubbing repeatedly across my writing.
    It wrote quite wet in my pens and I really enjoyed writing with it.

    With these high sheen inks showthrough and bleedthrough can be a problem. There was a little showthrough on a couple of the papers I wrote on, although I could still have written on the reverse of all them with no problem.

    The red sheen is usually more visible when using pens with wet flow and broader nibs and can be paper dependant. It's most noticeable on very smooth, non-absorbent papers.

    • Flow Rate: Very good.
    • Lubrication: Very good.
    • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
    • Start-up: Immediate.
    • Saturation: Highly saturated ink.
    • Shading Potential: Some shading seen with finer nibs or dry writing pens.
    • Sheen: Plenty of red sheen.
    • Show-Through/Bleedthrough: Not a problem on the papers I used.
    • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Not seen.
    • Nib Creep / ďCrudĒ: Not seen.
    • Staining (pen): Not seen after several days in the pen - easy clean-up with water.
    • Staining (hands): Easy clean-up.
    • Clogging: Not seen in my pens. Probably pen dependent.
    • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof but has some water resistance.
    • Availability: Exclusive to Germany and available in 30ml plastic bottles and 80ml glass bottles from: Fountainfeder, and Seitz-Kreuznach

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    Last edited by Chrissy; March 10th, 2019 at 03:50 AM.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Smoke on the Water (Germany Exclusive)

    I love that!
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Smoke on the Water (Germany Exclusive)

    I saw some bottles for sale on ebay yesterday.
    Assuming Seitz-Kreuznach also sells it on their web-site, I edited my original review to reflect that.
    Last edited by Chrissy; March 10th, 2019 at 03:51 AM.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Smoke on the Water (Germany Exclusive)

    I ordered a 30 ml bottle via Amazon...and the Purple Rain too. Already had November Rain and Skulls and Roses. The price is OK and delivery is from inside the USA.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Smoke on the Water (Germany Exclusive)

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackhorse View Post
    I ordered a 30 ml bottle via Amazon...and the Purple Rain too. Already had November Rain and Skulls and Roses. The price is OK and delivery is from inside the USA.
    Good to know it's available within the US for those who want it.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Smoke on the Water (Germany Exclusive)

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackhorse View Post
    I ordered a 30 ml bottle via Amazon...and the Purple Rain too. Already had November Rain and Skulls and Roses. The price is OK and delivery is from inside the USA.
    Good to know it's available within the US for those who want it.
    That just enables those of us Yanks who have a serious inking problem.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Smoke on the Water (Germany Exclusive)

    Quote Originally Posted by calamus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Blackhorse View Post
    I ordered a 30 ml bottle via Amazon...and the Purple Rain too. Already had November Rain and Skulls and Roses. The price is OK and delivery is from inside the USA.
    Good to know it's available within the US for those who want it.
    That just enables those of us Yanks who have a serious inking problem.
    I know what you mean. I also have a serious inking problem.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Smoke on the Water (Germany Exclusive)

    Some color samples.
    I really like this ink and itˋs shading capabilities.


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    (TWSBI Mini 1.5 italic ..... Diamine Smoke on the Water, Cretacolor White Chalk Nr.1, Birmingham Pen Company's Rodman Gun Gunpowder Tea )


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