Diamine Graphite

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’m still looking for perfect grey ink. Caran d’Ache Infinite Grey is close, the hue is stunning but the ink is average in terms of behavior. Diamine Graphite is definitely less expensive and it has this slate hue that I enjoy a lot in grey inks. 

The behavior is good, the ink flows smoothly and leaves reasonably wet line. In one pen (Pelikan M805) it caused hard start after doing a pause of 30 seconds. In other pens however it writes really well.

I think it’s undesrvedly underrated Diamine ink. I really enjoy this one although I still believe one of these days I’ll discover perfect grey ink 🙂

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

Software ID

Color range

Tomoe River – Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

Tomoe River, Pelikan M805, fine nib

Leuchtturm 1917 – Kaweco AL Sport, broad nib

Linen paper, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

Copy paper, Lamy Al-Star, broad nib



5 thoughts on “Diamine Graphite

  1. Merci beaucoup “Wonderfullinks” pour toutes vos belles revues !
    “Graphite” est une des encres grises que j’aime bien, car elle est assez intense et grise avec une plume extra-fine européenne, ou une medium fine japonaise.
    Mais avec une fine japonaise, elle a une teinte verte. Ai-je mal nettoyé le stylo-plume ?

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