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Diamine Tomoe River

Diamine Monboddo’s Hat on Tomoe River

Ink

In 2019, the Fountain Pens UK Facebook group collaborated with Diamine to create two inks, Scribble Purple and Monboddo’s Hat. The inks are named after Scribble Monboddo, a purple ink lover who runs the Too Many Purples blog. Monboddo’s Hat is a ink colour inspired by Scribble Monboddo’s purple top hat.

The ink is a saturated dark purple with red undertones with a wet flow. At no surprise to anyone, it has the most sheen on Tomoe River paper. The official description calls it a gold sheen but it looks greenish to me. On Tomoe River paper, there is no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Colour residue left in pen barrel after cleaning

The ink left a ring of colour residue behind so cleaning is more involved than usual.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Tomoe River notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Tomoe River notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Tomoe River notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Tomoe River notepad
Does the sheen look gold or green to you?

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Tomoe River notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Tomoe River notepad

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Diamine Leuchtturm1917

Diamine Aurora Borealis on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Diamine Aurora Borealis is a colour was chosen by the members of Reddit’s fountain pen community (/r/fountainpens). This was the second ink that Diamine created for them.

The ink is a teal colour with an average flow, some shading and very little sheen. On Leuchtturm1917 paper, there is no sheen and no feathering, but there is a little bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Diamine Kokuyo

Diamine Ancient Copper on Kokuyo Campus

Ink

Diamine Ancient Copper is a burnt orange ink with a wet flow, some shading and no sheen. In places where the ink had pooled, it looked brown. On Kokuyo Campus paper, there is no feathering or bleedthrough.

I enjoy the wet flow and the colour of the ink. The orange-brown range of this ink makes me think of rust, but ancient copper sounds better than rusty metal, doesn’t it?

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Diamine Ancient Copper ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Ancient Copper ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Ancient Copper ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Diamine MD paper Midori

Diamine Eau de Nil on Midori MD

Ink

Diamine Eau de Nil is a medium teal colour ink that leans more blue than green. It has an average flow. On Midori MD paper, there is shading and no sheen. There is no feathering or bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Diamine Eau de Nil ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Eau de Nil ink on Midori MD notebook

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Diamine MD paper Midori

Diamine Aurora Borealis on Midori MD

Ink

Diamine Aurora Borealis is a colour was chosen by the members of Reddit’s fountain pen community (/r/fountainpens). This was the second ink that Diamine created for them.

The ink is a teal colour with an average flow, some shading and very little sheen. On Midori MD paper, the sheen is barely noticeable and only in the dots of “i” and fullstops. There is no feathering or bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Midori MD notebook

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Midori MD notebook

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Diamine Leuchtturm1917

Diamine Monboddo’s Hat on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

In 2019, the Fountain Pens UK Facebook group collaborated with Diamine to create two inks, Scribble Purple and Monboddo’s Hat. The inks are named after Scribble Monboddo, a purple ink lover who runs the Too Many Purples blog. Monboddo’s Hat is a ink colour inspired by Scribble Monboddo’s purple top hat.

The ink is a saturated dark purple with red undertones with a wet flow. On Leuchtturm1917 paper, there is little shading, no sheen, no feathering and some bleedthrough.

Colour residue left in pen barrel after cleaning

The ink left a ring of colour residue behind so cleaning is more involved than usual.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Diamine MD paper Midori

Diamine Ancient Copper on Midori MD

Ink

Diamine Ancient Copper is a burnt orange ink with a wet flow, some shading and no sheen. In places where the ink had pooled, it looked brown. On Midori MD paper, there is no feathering or bleedthrough.

I enjoy the wet flow and the colour of the ink. The orange-brown range of this ink makes me think of rust, but ancient copper sounds better than rusty metal, doesn’t it?

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper.

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Diamine Tomoe River

Diamine Aurora Borealis on Tomoe River

Ink

Diamine Aurora Borealis is a colour was chosen by the members of Reddit’s fountain pen community (/r/fountainpens). This was the second ink that Diamine created for them.

The ink is a teal colour with an average flow, some shading and very little sheen. On Tomoe River paper, there is a bit of sheen but only if you look closely. There is no feathering or bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Very little sheen

Below are a couple of photos of how it looks when it is written on both sides of the paper. (This is a new thing that I’m trying out. Depending on how much time and effort it takes, I may or may not continue with it.)

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Diamine World Craft

Diamine Prussian Blue on World Craft Freiheit

Ink

Diamine Prussian Blue is a unsaturated blue-black that feels a little on the dry side in a fine nib. It feels fine in a medium nib.

This wasn’t the colour that came to mind when I think of Prussian blue so I was a bit disappointed when I first used it. This colour made me think of old, faded jeans. After using it for a while, I started to enjoy the ink, as long as I no longer think of it as Prussian blue. I also felt it looked especially good when using for sketching.

There is a tiny bit of bleed from the heading but no bleed from the normal writing on this paper. I also do not see any feathering when using Diamine Prussian Blue on this paper.

Paper

WORLD CRAFT is a Japanese brand. I am using the Freiheit Freestyle Grid Notepad. WORLD CRAFT also makes this paper in a notebook format.

It is 21cm x 12.8cm, which makes it the same height as A5 but thinner. The page is marked on front and blank on the back. The front of the page is divided into 5mm grid made up of brown dots. Two thin brown lines, one vertical and one horizontal, divide the page in the middle.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Diamine Prussian Blue ink on WORLD CRAFT Freiheit notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Prussian Blue ink on WORLD CRAFT Freiheit notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Prussian Blue ink on WORLD CRAFT Freiheit notepad

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.

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Diamine Leuchtturm1917

Diamine Prussian Blue on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Diamine Prussian Blue is a unsaturated blue-black that feels a little on the dry side in a fine nib. It feels fine in a medium nib.

This wasn’t the colour that came to mind when I think of Prussian blue so I was a bit disappointed when I first used it. This colour made me think of old, faded jeans. After using it for a while, I started to enjoy the ink, as long as I no longer think of it as Prussian blue. I also felt it looked especially good when using for sketching.

Paper

I managed to get a LEUCHTTURM1917 2020 planner for a cheap price at the end of the year when shops are clearing the unsold 2020 planners. It used the same 80gsm paper found in LEUCHTTURM1917 notebooks so I decided to use it for writing samples.

Writing Sample

This is written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Diamine Prussian Blue ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Prussian Blue ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Prussian Blue ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

Disclaimer: This ink was purchased by me and all opinions/photos are my own. This post was not sponsored.