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    Default Ink Review: Diamine Communication Breakdown (Germany Exclusive)

    Today I'm reviewing Diamine Communication Breakdown ink

    This is a mid red ink with green sheen specially made for the German market and is available in 80ml glass or 30ml plastic bottles from either Fountainfeder or Papier & Stift

    It wrote nicely wet with excellent flow on my coated papers and lubrication at the nib tip felt very smooth. I tried it in a Montblanc 147 with EF nib that I have always felt a bit too fine for my taste, but it wrote really nicely with Communication Breakdown ink.

    Communication Breakdown is a reasonably saturated ink and might show through on some cheaper papers. It didn't show through enough to prevent me from writing on the reverse of any of the papers I used.

    The green sheen is more noticeable when writing on smooth papers with pens that have broader, wetter nibs.

    • Flow Rate: Excellent - nicely wet.
    • Lubrication: Very good - smooth.
    • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
    • Start-up: Immediate.
    • Saturation: Reasonably saturated.
    • Shading Potential: Shading shows up better on absorbent papers.
    • Sheen: Green sheen noticeable with some pen/paper combinations.
    • Show-Through:
      • Hobonichi Techo
      • Maruman Mnemosyne pad
      • Rhodia DotPad
      • Tomoe River 52gsm paper
      • Tomoe River 68gsm paper
    • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Not seen.
    • Nib Creep / “Crud”: Not seen, even after over 1 week in the pen.
    • Staining (pen): Easy to clean with warm water.
    • Staining (hands): It took one hand wash to get my fingers clean.
    • Clogging: Not seen. Seems unlikely.
    • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof and shows no water resistance.


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    Last edited by Chrissy; March 8th, 2020 at 12:43 AM.
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