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    Default EFNIR: Diamine Sepia

    Extra Fine Nib Ink Review: Diamine Sepia

    This is review #249 in my series. Here's the YouTube video:


    Post-recording notes: On day 4 and again during the review, the pen stopped writing despite plenty of ink still in it. I flossed the tines and it was fine after that. I have no idea why it stopped. Flossing didn't bring out any obvious chunks, just some ink... Cleaning was quick and easy.

    Since it dried in 9 seconds during testing and the 30 second mark was barely smeared during the review, I decided to go with 35 seconds for the dry time... Make of it what you will. While An Ink Guy called it wet, my experience and the line width both suggest the ink flows dry. Perhaps batch variations? Or a case where surface tension overruled viscosity?

    Zoomed in photo (Color is close but a little too orange. Shading isn't as strong as the picture suggests.)


    Screenshot (Color is very close, but a little too dark. (Probably the most accurate image.))


    Scan of Completed Review (Color is a little too red, but close.)


    Absorbent Paper Close-up (top is puzzle paper like thick newsprint, bottom is old 20lb copy paper) (Both are close to what I saw on paper.)


    Line width (One of the lines used for dry time. Magnification is 100x. The grid is 100x100m. The scale is 330m, with eleven divisions of 30m each. The line width for this ink is roughly 270m. With 249 inks measured, the average line width is 296m.)


    Microscope image (100x. Colors were a bit more vibrant in real life.)


    Microscope image (400x. Closeup of "cluster" near the center of the 100x image. Not quite as vibrant as real life, but close.)


    Previous Review: Diamine Moon Dust.

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Diamine Sepia

    Great review
    I love those vibrant orange microscopic images, a harbinger of fall in the middle our heat wave
    They should have to Faber Castell instead of Castle? But they don't choose their adventures do they?
    Sorry you had flow issues.
    No squeaky sound effects? I guess Klaw is napping or biking

    Thanks for making our Tuesday's so much fun

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Diamine Sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Great review
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    I love those vibrant orange microscopic images, a harbinger of fall in the middle our heat wave
    My thinking exactly (well, the fall part - I don't remember the weather when I was recording that, but it's not bad at the moment).

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    They should have to Faber Castell instead of Castle? But they don't choose their adventures do they? :
    Nope, they only get to choose how to react to what I throw in their path.

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    Sorry you had flow issues.
    Thank you. Guess even Diamine have to have a difficult ink or two.

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    No squeaky sound effects? I guess Klaw is napping or biking
    Don't remember, but I know he did sleep through one or two recording sessions. Hoping he'll do that today, too.

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    Thanks for making our Tuesday's so much fun
    You're very welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    I had to retype the start of my reply because Klaw stepped all over the keyboard to get to the bouncing smiley! Kittens are fun.

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Diamine Sepia

    Yes, I forgot this was Tuesday. It feels like Monday, Moaning Monsters and all.

    I did have this ink at one time, but I wasn't nuts about it. Not like I am for the story! Headless skeletons? Aiyeeeee! 🙀 And the Orange Ocean again, this time with a brain growing. This is top-notch storytelling.

    Liz, thanks so much for your amazing reviews. And say hello to King Klaw. 😊
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    Default Re: EFNIR: Diamine Sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Yes, I forgot this was Tuesday. It feels like Monday, Moaning Monsters and all.
    What happens on Labor Day stays on Labor Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    I did have this ink at one time, but I wasn't nuts about it. Not like I am for the story! Headless skeletons? Aiyeeeee! 🙀 And the Orange Ocean again, this time with a brain growing. This is too-notch storytelling.
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Liz, thanks so much for your amazing reviews. And say hello to King Klaw. 😊
    You're most welcome! Klaw says, "I deign to bid you good morning, but only because my tummy is full and I'm lying in the sun. Otherwise, I would demand you offer treats with your greeting or suffer the wrath of Klaw!"

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Diamine Sepia

    My thanks too Liz for another fab review - not least because I had no idea what day of the week it was until now...

    I like Diamine Sepia - I use it a lot, though to be fair in much wider nibs - and I've never had any problems with flow or lubrication. It's definitely not a sepia though. It sits next to Raw Sienna in my Diamine swatch book.

    As for our poor adventurers, the anticipation of evil just sounds too horrid. They must deserve a break soon, surely?

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Diamine Sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    My thanks too Liz for another fab review
    You're very welcome, and thank you!

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    ...not least because I had no idea what day of the week it was until now...
    I'm starting to imagine the text on my tombstone: "Thanks to her, we always knew when it was Tuesday."

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I like Diamine Sepia - I use it a lot, though to be fair in much wider nibs - and I've never had any problems with flow or lubrication. It's definitely not a sepia though. It sits next to Raw Sienna in my Diamine swatch book.
    Glad to hear it does well in broader nibs - it's one of those colors that really shows its best when there's a lot of it.

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    As for our poor adventurers, the anticipation of evil just sounds too horrid. They must deserve a break soon, surely?
    Last night I finally wrote the climax of this story arc. I'm afraid our one-scene-per-week format will keep the tension going a while, but hopefully it will be worth it.

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Diamine Sepia

    Hello,

    This sleeping all day lark is starting to get on my pip.
    It's Wednesday again. GRRRRRRRR

    Awesome as expected. Never to disappoint. Thanks Liz.
    The microscope x400 looks like a dandelion in a slight breeze.
    Tiz on the, 'to get list'

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Diamine Sepia

    Quote Originally Posted by Carpio View Post
    Hello,

    This sleeping all day lark is starting to get on my pip.
    It's Wednesday again. GRRRRRRRR
    I shall inform Klaw that he's no longer allowed to sleep all day. I expect it to have zero impact. (Klaw is my semi-new kitten.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Carpio View Post
    Awesome as expected. Never to disappoint.
    Thank you!

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    Thanks Liz.
    You're welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by Carpio View Post
    The microscope x400 looks like a dandelion in a slight breeze.
    A burning breeze! Oh, a Martian dandelion!

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    Hope you enjoy it!

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Diamine Sepia

    Well.

    Turns out I still have this ink. I must not have hated it all that much! 😹

    Will try it in a fude or something this autumn.
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

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