Diamine Turquoise [full size photo] – Wow, what a vibrant little ink we have here. Its just the right color of turquoise for me. I prefer it like this than too much green. This color pops on the page, its another one of those inks that tempt you to use it. A tiny bit seductive if you will. I enjoy using this color at work, as it garners some attention anytime I use it.
The ink flows really nice, even in this cheap Hero 329. It always starts when I put it to the paper. Nice bit of shading even in this fine of a nib. It seems to lubricate the tip a bit, this translates into a slightly smoother writing experience even though the nib is a tiny bit scratchy.
I cant wait to see how this differs with the Visconti Turquoise that just arrived yesterday. All in all I really enjoy using this color and, I will definitely be purchasing a bottle of it soon. Well, that is – unless the Visconti works better for me.
Please note that the review was using a Waterman Phileas & the photo below was using a Hero 329.
About Diamine Inks:
Ink Manufacturer’s since 1864 Diamine Inks relocated to this purpose built ‘state of the art’ factory in Liverpool in 1925, where they successfully carried on using the traditional methods and formulas for ink production. Over the years the company was taken over many times and relocated yet again, but throughout the DIAMINE TRADE MARK and production methods survived symbolizing the finest quality in Fountain Pen Inks, Calligraphy Ink, Drawing Ink and Writing Inks.
I purchased this ink from: Peartreepens.com (Fountain Pen Ink Samples Program)