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    Default Ink Review: Diamine Graphite ink

    Today I'm reviewing Diamine Graphite ink.

    Graphite is a grey ink from the standard range. For me it wrote darker than a regular HB pencil. I would call it a dark grey ink. I used a Lamy Safari pen with M nib with a filled converter.

    It flowed very well and lubrication at the nib tip exhibited a little feedback. I enjoyed writing with it despite not being a great fan of grey inks.

    It seems to lean slightly green and that makes it completely different to the more blueish/purplish shade of Diamine Earl Grey and the lighter shade of Diamine Silver Fox.

    • Flow Rate: Very good.
    • Lubrication: OK - some feedback noticed.
    • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
    • Start-up: Immediate.
    • Saturation: Not saturated.
    • Shading Potential: Not much shading seen.
    • Show-Through:
      • Clairefontaine Matris lined pad
      • Oxford,80gsm lined pad
      • Rhodia Dot Pad
      • Tomoe River 52gsm paper
      • Maruman Mnemosyne pad

    • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Not seen.
    • Nib Creep / “Crud”: Not seen.
    • Staining (pen): Easy to clean out.
    • Staining (hands): Clean after one wash.
    • Clogging: Not seen. Seems unlikely.
    • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof and shows no water resistance.
    • Availability: Available from Diamine Inks web-site and many other outlets.


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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Graphite ink

    Very thorough review as always. You are my go-to person for inks as you cover all the bases.

    What's interesting is I read your reviews for inks I'd never use.

    Cheers and thanks.
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    You're very welcome Sg.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Graphite ink

    Hi,

    great review of a very nice green-black ink.
    Do you / or one of the other ink lovers have Pilot Hoteison at hands to compare?

    Best
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Graphite ink

    You're welcome Jens.
    Sadly I don't have Pilot Iroshizuku Hoteison to compare. To be honest I don't have many grey inks.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Diamine Graphite ink

    Quote Originally Posted by SchaumburgSwan View Post
    Hi,

    great review of a very nice green-black ink.
    Do you / or one of the other ink lovers have Pilot Hoteison at hands to compare?

    Best
    Jens
    I've used (someone else's) Hoteison - to me it is a very dark green, not a grey. Darker and less yellow than the above.

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