Diamine Earl Grey

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.

Diamine offers plenty of inks in few lines. At the moment their standard line consists of more than one hundred inks and each year new ones appear. In 2017 a new ink chosen by fountain pens subreddit users was added to the line.

After hearing words Earl Grey I expected something brown. And yet it’s not the case. Earl Grey is purplish grey. The ink is pretty well behaved and flows nicely from the pen.

The ink is reasonably saturated and pleasant to use. Lubrication could be better but it’s acceptable.

Ink Splash

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

Color ID

Color range

Copy paper, TWSBI Mini, stub 1.1

Fabriano, TWSBI Mini, stub 1.1

Rhodia, TWSBI Mini, stub 1.1

Water resistance

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