|Model Number||DIAMINE INK 7078|
|Bottle Size||80 ml|
|Ink Color||Blue (Asa Blue)|
|Size - Height||6.6 cm|
|Size - Length||5.4 cm|
|Size - Width||4 cm|
|Usage||Dip Pens, Fountain Pens|
June 12, 2013
“Asa Blue” is a great...
“Asa Blue” is a great blue with none of the purple tint common in most “standard” blue mixtures. I find it similar to Sailor’s “Sky High” blue with a tinge more turquoise—but not overly noticeable. It is also similar to Pilot Iroshizuku Kon Peki. The color really stands out. This particular Diamine ink seems to dry quickly, and is not prone to smudging once dry. It is not, however, even slightly waterproof. My only complaint is that like many other Diamine colors I have used, the ink tends to feather and can bleed on many papers—even 90g Clairfontaine/Rhodia paper. It seems to work perfect on ALL types of Kokuyo notebook paper.
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November 8, 2014
So I got this ink yesterday....
So I got this ink yesterday. It took me nearly two weeks to narrow it down to this (80ml is a commitment, after all), and I am quite happy with my choice. The only pen currently needing fresh ink was my old Parker Sonnet Cisele with a medium nib. I used to love how that pen wrote, but somehow the black Montblanc ink I'd been using in recent years kept making it clog. This Diamine asa blue is wonderful on decent paper. The flow level does seem to make the nib seem wider on some papers, but without obvious feathering - can't wait to try it in some of my finer-nibbed pens. At this point I am just so happy to have that smooth buttery flow restored to my Parker. I am also quite satisfied with the colour which is strong and clear and not as turquoise as I had feared it might be - it really does still qualify as blue, albeit not remotely somber.
The worst part of this purchase is really that I now want to try other colours in this line, and they have so many that look wonderful.