Manufacturers 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 has changed hands and are now located close to the world famous Aintree Race Course
I believe this ink was made for those who want to break with bad habit of using solely black ink but are to shy to make it with vibrant red or green or bold orange. It’s really dark but not as monotone as black inks as you see purple tones in it. While the color isn’t really exciting it will certainly give some character to your notes, especiaally at closer inspection.
The ink is wet and feels nicely lubricated. I haven’t observed any feathering but I use mostly good paper so I’m not sure how it would behave on cheap absorbent papers. Some bleedthrough may occur, I suspect. Also it’s rather affordable ink so if you’re not one of ink hunters & collectors but I enjoy writing with fountain pen and look for something less banal than black, this one delivers nice writing experience.
Personally I find the color boring in most pens and on most papers.
Drops of ink on kitchen towel
Tomoe River – Kaweco Sport Classic, eyedropper, B
Leuchtturm 1917 – Kaweco Sport Classic, eyedropper, B
Oxford, Hero 5028, stub 1,9
Rhodia, TWSBI 58o, stub 1,1