Quartz Black – Diamine

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

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As some of you know I strongly dislike black inks. I received this one Iin 30 ml bottle) as a gift for Christmas and two weaks ago I started testing it. Quartz Black isn’t really black. It’s more of a dark grey ink. It won’t stand a chance compared to Aurora Black or J. Herbin Perle Noire if you enjoy smooth black inks that give velvety feel. On the other hand if you enjoy grey inks (and I do) this one may be an interesting choice for a dark grey.

It seems some people experienced some problems while using this ink (clogging, hard starts, bad flow) but it wans’t my experience. It’s not wettest Diamine ink and lubrication could be better but overall writing experience was plesant. It has no useful water resistance.

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Drops of ink on kitchen towel

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Software ID

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Color range

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Tomoe River – Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

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Leuchtturm 1917 – Kaweco AL Sport, broad nib

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Maruman, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

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