Diamine Red Dragon ink was recently released by Diamine, a prolific and trusted ink company. Diamine Ink Company offers a variety of ink options and bottle sizes, including their popular shimmering ink and 150th Anniversary ink series. This week’s ink review is of Red Dragon ink, from Diamine’s regular edition line of inks. Diamine ink is made in the UK and has a reputation for providing excellent ink flow, affordable pricing, and easy cleaning. Diamine Red Dragon ink lives up to the company’s reputation. This intense, dark red ink is almost burgundy and is an excellent option for fountain pen enthusiasts looking for a dark red color ink that stands out.
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During our review of Diamine Red Dragon ink, we found the following traits that you may find helpful when choosing your next ink:
For our review of Diamine Red Dragon ink, we used a J. Herbin glass dip pen on Rhodia dot pad paper. The glass dip pen tip writes similar to a fine-medium fountain pen nib. Please note that different pens and paper may produce different results.
This Diamine ink arrives in a large 80 ml glass bottle. The bottle is distinctive, created for Diamine inks. They allow the ink bottle to be placed on multiple sides to gather the last few drops of ink. The bottle has a medium-sized lid. It’s smooth, which can make it hard to open if dried ink has caked on the lid. Most regular edition Diamine inks are available in a “sample” size 30 ml plastic bottle as well.
Diamine Red Dragon ink retails in the USA for $15.00 for the large 80 ml glass bottle; making it a very reasonable, economical ink purchase.
Diamine Red Dragon ink’s dry time was very quick – approximately 5 seconds. Anything under about 10 seconds makes the ink functional as an everyday ink option, so Diamine’s Red Dragon ink falls comfortably into the everyday category.
During Pen Chalet’s review of Diamine Red Dragon ink, we found absolutely no bleed through. Even during our cotton swab test where we place a large amount of ink on the paper, we saw no bleeding.
During the testing of Diamine Red Dragon ink, we saw no feathering at all with regular use. During the water test, there was some noticeable feathering, but this is not unusual for non-waterproof ink.
During the water test, we run a soaking wet cotton swab over a sample of the ink for about 3 minutes. When we put Diamine Red Dragon ink to the water test, we noticed significant color smearing, some noticeable feathering, but no bleeding. It’s also important to note that the lines remained legible and did not fade away.
Diamine Red Dragon ink can produce a variety of dark red ink shades as well as a lighter dusty shade of red. Depending on penmanship and nib, Red Dragon ink has the potential for beautiful shading.
Conclusions about Diamine Red Dragon ink
Diamine Ink Company is well known for its exceptional inks. As a company, they have been producing inks for over 150 years and have a wide variety of choices and options. Diamine Red Dragon ink, from the regular line series, is a nice dark shade of red that shows up well on paper, is fast drying and economically priced. Red Dragon ink can be used as an everyday ink for that special project, card, letter, or note. Happy Writing from the UK!
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