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Eclipse is a soft but...
, September 27, 2012
Eclipse is a soft but still quite dark black. I'm not sure if that's the best
way to describe it... it doesn't tend to shade to gray, as some other blacks
(Diamine Jet Black is a good example, and one I unfortunately have much
experience with). Eclipse is dark and rich, but not at all a pure black or a
sharp (crisp?) black. The blue-purple tones soften it quite a bit.
I really like the color, but I have to admit that when I saw the swatch, I hoped
the blue-purple tones would be more apparent. Unless I angle my paper just so
and peer at it quite closely, I can only catch a faint hint of it, using my
Waterman Kultur fine nib. Maybe a medium or broad nib would show it off, but I
don't have any at hand to see (even the Waterman fine is a little too wide for
me - I like EF or the F of Japanese pens most).
Bleedthrough on regular paper isn't bad, mostly only in spots where I hesitated
with the pen or made multiple strokes, and there's very little feathering so far
except on super cheap paper, which is nice.
If you're looking for a black ink, this is a respectable option, but definitely
consider reviews with writing samples!
| I bought this looking...
, February 8, 2013
I bought this looking for a "black" ink that would really stand out, and it's a
definite favourite so far.
Blacks that dry to a grey just don't please me, but this remains satisfyingly
dark. When I'm feeling creative, I can get it to show a bit of purple, which I
3 people found this helpful
This is a deep blue ink...
This review is from Diamine Ink for Fountain Pens - 80 ml Bottle - Sargasso Sea Blue
, October 15, 2012
This is a deep blue ink with a GORGEOUS golden sheen. It's truly reminiscent of
the light from a sunset reflecting off lazy ocean waves.
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I find Bilberry Blue...
This review is from Diamine Ink for Fountain Pens - 80 ml Bottle - Bilberry Blue
, August 6, 2012
I find Bilberry Blue to be a very attractive dark blue ink. It satisfies my
desire for an ink which is truly blue, although very dark, with no overt
evidence of black or teal. The color delights me. Worth the buy if you feel
strongly about dark blue ink. For example, if you think Sheaffer blue is a very
nice color, but not quite dark enough for all purposes, this might be what
you're looking for.
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Flows very well in my...
This review is from Diamine Ink for Fountain Pens - 80 ml Bottle - Majestic Purple
, January 5, 2012
Flows very well in my Plaisir and Lamy pens and I used this ink with a glass dip
pen. A wetter nib might show color variation more easily but I have not
observed much variation on the few pages I have written so far. A 'fun' purple
for happy correspondence - if you prefer a more subdued, 'conservative' color
that is purple I have tried the J. Herbin Poussiere De Lune and it is much less
'showy' than this color.