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    Default Ink Review: New Cult Pens Iridescink Christine (Made by Diamine Inks)

    Cult Pens Iridescink Christine ink is one of the two latest brand new iridescent sheening inks that are exclusively made for Cult Pens by Diamine Inks. Cult Pens describe their Iridescinks as being a bit different and a bit more unusual because they are made to sheen.

    Christine is a saturated, teal leaning, blue-black ink that exhibits some really attractive contrasting red sheen. It flowed very well with all of the pens I tried it in, felt quite wet, and it’s lubrication was really smooth across the page. It dried fairly quickly on most of the papers I wrote on and didn’t smear after it was dry.

    My Lamy Al-Star always started up immediately when filled with Christine, even after I put it down, uncapped, on the table while I did swab tests and comparisons with other inks.

    In order to see the most red sheen, it’s better to write with pens that lay down plenty of ink, and use smooth, non-absorbent paper.

    Available in 80ml bottles from Cult Pens web-site

    • Flow Rate: Very good - not dry.
    • Lubrication: Very good - felt smooth across the page.
    • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
    • Start-up: Immediate.
    • Saturation: Saturated
    • Shading Potential: Some seen with the F nib.
    • Sheen: Red sheen seen on most of the papers I used.
    • Show-Through: Hardly any seen on the papers I used.
    • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Not seen on any paper I used.
    • Nib Creep / “Crud”: Not seen, even after several days in the pen.
    • Staining (pen): Not seen after several days - easy clean-up.
    • Staining (hands): Washed off of my hands easily.
    • Clogging: Not seen.
    • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof, and shows little water resistance.

    Cult Pens Christine 2.jpg
    Last edited by Chrissy; September 6th, 2019 at 11:01 AM.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: New Cult Pens Iridescink Christine (Made by Diamine Inks)

    That looks like a really cool ink.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: New Cult Pens Iridescink Christine (Made by Diamine Inks)

    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    That looks like a really cool ink.
    Yes, you can easily see the red sheen with that Lamy M nib.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: New Cult Pens Iridescink Christine (Made by Diamine Inks)

    I find it really interesting how this ink behaves with the different paper types. Same pen, same ink, but different paper and different effects. Bo Bo Olson was right when he said that what you see is " 1/3 pen, 1/3 paper, and 1/3 ink. "

    Many thanks for the review, Chrissy!
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    Default Re: Ink Review: New Cult Pens Iridescink Christine (Made by Diamine Inks)

    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post
    I find it really interesting how this ink behaves with the different paper types. Same pen, same ink, but different paper and different effects. Bo Bo Olson was right when he said that what you see is " 1/3 pen, 1/3 paper, and 1/3 ink. "

    Many thanks for the review, Chrissy!
    You're welcome. Yes it is easy to see the different red sheen effect, even bearing in mind these are only scans, not photos.
    Maybe it's simply a case of the longer it takes to dry on the paper surface, the more sheen you will be able to see?
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    Default Re: Ink Review: New Cult Pens Iridescink Christine (Made by Diamine Inks)

    Is the ink named after you, Chrissy?

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    Default Re: Ink Review: New Cult Pens Iridescink Christine (Made by Diamine Inks)

    Quote Originally Posted by a_v_l View Post
    Is the ink named after you, Chrissy?
    No it isn't. The ink is named after Christine from Diamine Inks. I also have Philip to review and that one is named after Philip from Diamine Inks.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: New Cult Pens Iridescink Christine (Made by Diamine Inks)

    After so many reviews I'd actually expected an hommage ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_v_l View Post
    After so many reviews I'd actually expected an hommage ....
    But then it would have needed to be called "Homage to Chrissy" no?
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    Default Re: Ink Review: New Cult Pens Iridescink Christine (Made by Diamine Inks)

    Excellent name! I suggest you register it.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: New Cult Pens Iridescink Christine (Made by Diamine Inks)

    I think we should petition Diamine to work with her to develop her ideal ink.

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    Default Re: Ink Review: New Cult Pens Iridescink Christine (Made by Diamine Inks)

    Quote Originally Posted by azkid View Post
    I think we should petition Diamine to work with her to develop her ideal ink.
    I wish I knew what my ideal ink would be......
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