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    Default New: Diamine Inkvent Calendar 2021- Red Edition (First Look)

    Diamine has produced another limited edition Inkvent Calendar for 2021. This one is called the Red Edition. Itís in the form of an advent calendar for the Christmas period from 1st December up to Christmas day.

    Each day you open the door to reveal a 12ml square plastic bottle of a standard, shimmer, sheen or shimmer & sheen ink.

    In the smaller 12ml plastic bottles there are 13 Standard inks, 6 Shimmer inks, 3 Shimmer & Sheen inks and 2 Sheen inks.
    Then for Christmas Day there is a 30ml plastic bottle of All the Best burgundy red shimmer and sheen ink.

    All of the colours are brand new colours for this Inkvent calendar and they have festive names.

    Hereís a mini review of each of the inks inside the calendar that were written in two notebooks using different pens.
    The first notes were written with different pens all with M nibs in a Clairefontaine Papier Veloutť notebook on 90gsm smooth white paper.
    I used these abbreviations on my notes: S for Shimmer, St for Standard, Sh for Sheen and
    S&S for Shimmer and Sheen.

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    The second notes were written using 4 different nibs: the original pens with M nibs plus additional Lamy steel F, B and 1.1mm nibs in a Seven Seas TR notebook on 52gsm smooth cream paper. These are in order of the days that you would open the calendar.

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    I didnít find any of the inks particularly dry. They varied between slightly drier feeling to wet feeling.
    They all started up straight away and flowed well with lubrication that varied between some feedback to very smooth with no feedback.

    There was no significant difference in show through or bleed through with any of the inks on my papers. Although I could have written on the reverse of the pages I used I collated the images to be side by side and wrote only on the right hand pages.

    Wonderland is a more "retina searing" orange than my scanner can pick up. Think fairly similar to Pumpkin.
    Stargazer looks very different on the page as it has so many different colours/sheens to it. It resembles something similar to a gasoline on a smooth road surface effect.
    Though Seize the Night is listed as a black standard ink I found it to be quite purplish with some sheen and not a traditionally black ink.

    Standout inks for me personally were All the Best, Ruby Blues, Thunderbolt, Garland and Stargazer.

    If I had one overall personal disappointment it would be at finding only two red inks in the Red Edition calendar.
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    Default Re: New: Diamine Inkvent Calendar 2021- Red Edition (First Look)

    Goodness! What a lot of work - thank you so much Chris!

    You've managed to make a lot of these look more attractive than I expected, so I'm back on the fence now (having decided I didn't think I wanted it!)

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    Default Re: New: Diamine Inkvent Calendar 2021- Red Edition (First Look)

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Goodness! What a lot of work - thank you so much Chris!

    You've managed to make a lot of these look more attractive than I expected, so I'm back on the fence now (having decided I didn't think I wanted it!)
    You're welcome. I can't believe how accurately my new scanner makes them look and am pleased I bought it in time for all of these inks.
    I have also written on Rhodia Dot Pad with them if anyone cares to see those results.

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    Default Re: New: Diamine Inkvent Calendar 2021- Red Edition (First Look)

    Wow Chrissy, that's a lot of ink. Reviewing one ink can be quite demanding. Reviewing 25.... Chapeau!

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    Default Re: New: Diamine Inkvent Calendar 2021- Red Edition (First Look)

    Thank you, Chrissy, for this great overview. Wow! What a lot of work you put into this! Well done!

    But, since I purchased the Inkvent Calendar (from the UK so that it is likely on its way to me) and I want to be surprised each day during December, I decided to just breeze over most of the review to just your written comments.

    But I do appreciate your efforts!

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    Default Re: New: Diamine Inkvent Calendar 2021- Red Edition (First Look)

    Quote Originally Posted by DrPenfection View Post
    Thank you, Chrissy, for this great overview. Wow! What a lot of work you put into this! Well done!

    But, since I purchased the Inkvent Calendar (from the UK so that it is likely on its way to me) and I want to be surprised each day during December, I decided to just breeze over most of the review to just your written comments.

    But I do appreciate your efforts!
    You're welcome. I actually did have some concerns about reviewing the inks in order in the TR notebook, because of the "spoiler effect", but then thought that it would be easy enough for anyone to just quickly pass over those and not look too hard at them. On the other hand if it was me I would have forgotten them by the time I started opening the doors. I suppose it's just as well I really don't mind not being able to save mine as a complete surprise and open the doors.
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    Default Re: New: Diamine Inkvent Calendar 2021- Red Edition (First Look)

    Now I know who likes to peek into their Christmas stocking on Christmas eve, LOL! Many thanks for the wonderful reviews.

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    Default Re: New: Diamine Inkvent Calendar 2021- Red Edition (First Look)

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Wow Chrissy, that's a lot of ink. Reviewing one ink can be quite demanding. Reviewing 25.... Chapeau!
    Quote Originally Posted by junglejim View Post
    Now I know who likes to peek into their Christmas stocking on Christmas eve, LOL! Many thanks for the wonderful reviews.
    Thanks and you're welcome. Fortunately I had plenty of time to write with them all, and needed it!
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