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    Default Ink Review: Cult Pens Deep Dark Michael - New

    Cult Pens Michael is another of the three new inks in the “Deep Dark” range that are made for Cult Pens by Diamine Inks. These three new inks are also included in the 16th birthday celebration set of Cult Pens 16 x 12ml inks.

    Michael is a saturated dark blue to navy blue ink and looks like it has the potential to exhibit red sheen with wetter pens on some papers. I noticed red sheen around the bottle threads.

    I found it flowed very well and felt quite wet with the pens I tried it in. Lubrication across the page felt nice and smooth.

    As it’s so saturated I didn’t see much shading with the pens I used and I didn’t see any sheen with the pens and papers I used.

    Although it looked like it might be a potential stainer it didn’t stain my hands and was easily removed with one soapy wash. It easily cleaned out of my pens with one flush in warm soapy water.

    Currently available in 80ml glass bottles, 30ml plastic bottles and 12ml bottles within the 16th birthday ink set from Cult Pens web-site

    Many thanks to Cult Pens for sending me this ink to review.


    • Flow Rate: Very good - quite wet.
    • Lubrication: Good - smooth.
    • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
    • Start-up: Immediate.
    • Saturation: Quite saturated.
    • Shading Potential: Not much shading seen.
    • Sheen: None seen.
    • Show-through/Bleed-through: Some show-through seen on a couple of my additional papers and a little bleed-through on Whitelines.
    • 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): None. Washed off easily.
    • Clogging: Not seen.
    • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof and shows no water resistance.

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    Last edited by Chrissy; June 13th, 2021 at 11:44 AM.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Cult Pens Deep Dark Michael - New

    Thanks Chrissy for reviewing this one - I have it and haven't even opened it yet.

    I'm supsect I'm not going to be in a hurry to do so now, this is definitely one for the winter, if at all - it may well be an ink to pass on to someone who'll appreciate it more than I will. I've liked quite a few of the deep dark series, but this one just feels a bit boring, and probably a bit too saturated for my tastes.

    It was such a cute little set that it was irresistible though

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Cult Pens Deep Dark Michael - New

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Thanks Chrissy for reviewing this one - I have it and haven't even opened it yet.

    I'm supsect I'm not going to be in a hurry to do so now, this is definitely one for the winter, if at all - it may well be an ink to pass on to someone who'll appreciate it more than I will. I've liked quite a few of the deep dark series, but this one just feels a bit boring, and probably a bit too saturated for my tastes.

    It was such a cute little set that it was irresistible though
    You're welcome I quite like it but maybe more for autumn/winter than spring/summer. I haven't seen any of the bottles in the 16th birthday set.
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    Default Re: Ink Review: Cult Pens Deep Dark Michael - New

    Nice looking blue. Thank you for the review.
    Malcolm

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    Default Re: Ink Review: Cult Pens Deep Dark Michael - New

    Quote Originally Posted by Malcolm View Post
    Nice looking blue. Thank you for the review.
    You're welcome.
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