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Diamine MD paper Midori

Diamine Monboddo’s Hat on Midori MD

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 a little greenish to me.

On MD paper,

  • Shading: Nil
  • Sheen: Yes
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
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 was written with a TWSBI ECO-T medium nib.

Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Monboddo's Hat ink on Midori MD notebook
You can see the sheen clearly in the colon, the sheen is less noticeable in normal writing

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

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Diamine footnotes

Diamine Autumn Oak on Footnotes

Ink

Diamine Autumn Oak is an orange ink with an average flow. Due to shading, this ink can look light to dark with a bit of brown. I can see why so many people love this ink.

On footnotes paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak ink on footnotes notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak ink on footnotes notebook

Below is how it looks when it was written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak ink on footnotes notebook

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

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Clairefontaine Diamine

Diamine Writer’s Blood on Clairefontaine Triomphe

Ink

The ink is a dark maroon colour with a wet flow. This ink was created for r/fountainpens on Reddit. When the ink launched, it created quite a buzz and didn’t take long to sell out on store shelves. Perhaps because fountain pen users are all writers in some form, the name resonated with many people.

As with any trending product, there were some who loved it and some who thought it wasn’t worth the hype. I thought this was a lovely ink, but it wasn’t in the “omg must buy” category for me. When I did the writing samples, the colour reminded me more of prune juice.

On Clairefontaine paper,

  • Shading: Little
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Little
  • Bleedthrough: Some
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Writer's Blood on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Writer's Blood on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Writer's Blood on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad

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

Writing sample of Diamine Writer's Blood on Clairefontaine Triomphe notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Writer's Blood on Clairefontaine Triomphe 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 Aqua Lagoon on Leuchtturm1917

Ink

Diamine Aqua Lagoon is a medium turquoise that leans a little towards teal. It has an average flow. I like this colour, turquoise but not quite your typical turquoise, to keep it interesting to look at.

On Leuchtturn1917 paper, there is shading, no sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Very Little
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Aqua Lagoon ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Aqua Lagoon ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Aqua Lagoon ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner

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

Writing sample of Diamine Aqua Lagoon ink on Leuchtturm1917 planner
Writing sample of Diamine Aqua Lagoon 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 Traveler's Company

Diamine Eau de Nil on Traveler’s Company

Ink

Diamine Eau de Nil is a medium teal colour ink that leans more blue than green. It has an average flow.

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Eau de Nil ink on Traveler's Company notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Eau de Nil ink on Traveler's Company notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Eau de Nil ink on Traveler's Company notebook

Below are a couple of photos showing what it looks like when it was 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 Autumn Oak on Tomoe River

Ink

Diamine Autumn Oak is an orange ink with an average flow. Due to shading, this ink can look light to dark with a bit of brown. I can see why so many people love this ink.

On Tomoe River paper,

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak ink on Tomoe River notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak ink on Tomoe River notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak ink on Tomoe River notepad

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

Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak ink on Tomoe River notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Autumn Oak 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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Clairefontaine Diamine

Diamine Aurora Borealis on Clairefontaine Triomphe

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 the only appears on certain papers.

On Clairefontaine paper:

  • Shading: Yes
  • Sheen: Nil
  • Feathering: Nil
  • Bleedthrough: Nil
Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Clairefontaine notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Clairefontaine notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Clairefontaine notepad

This is what it looks like when it was written on both sides of the paper.

Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Clairefontaine notepad
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Clairefontaine 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 Muji Planting Tree

Diamine Herbert on Muji Planting Tree

Ink

Diamine Herbert is part of the iridescink series exclusive to Cult Pens. It is called Herbert for the 80ml bottles and Herbie for the smaller 30ml bottles. This is a dark blue ink with a red sheen. The ink has an average flow.

On Muji Planting Tree paper, there is little shading, no sheen, some feathering and a tiny bit of bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook

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

Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Muji Planting Tree notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Muji Planting Tree 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 Kokuyo

Diamine Aurora Borealis on Kokuyo Campus

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 the only appears on certain papers. On Kokuyo Campus paper, there is shading, a little sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Aurora Borealis ink on Kokuyo Campus notebook
A little sheen

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 Herbert on Midori MD

Ink

Diamine Herbert is part of the iridescink series exclusive to Cult Pens. It is called Herbert for the 80ml bottles and Herbie for the smaller 30ml bottles. This is a dark blue ink with a red sheen. The ink has an average flow.

On Midori MD paper, there is no shading, a lot of sheen, no feathering and no bleedthrough.

Writing Sample

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

Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Midori MD notebook

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

Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Midori MD notebook
Writing sample of Diamine Herbert ink on Midori MD notebook

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