Ready to get to know a new ink offering from Pen Chalet and Diplomat during today’s Diplomat Orange ink review? We hope so because that’s what’s going down. We’re diving right in because today’s ink could be a game changer for some of you.
All About the Ink Maker: Diplomat
If you’ve been a fountain pen fan for a while, you already know Diplomat. However, you may not be as familiar with Diplomat fountain pen ink. Diplomat is a German based company that has been around since 1922 (almost 100 years). Diplomat pens are known for their superior craftsmanship and clean lines. One of the most popular pens from this German pen maker is the Diplomat Aero fountain pen. The Zeppelin inspired pen design is was (and continues to be) a tremendous hit with a variety of available colors. If you’re a Diplomat pen fan, you now have the opportunity to add a Diplomat ink to your favorite Diplomat writer (or any other fountain pen). Diplomat inks are available in 15 bold, vibrant colors:
- Burgundy Red
- Caramel Brown
- Deep Blue
- Deep Green
- Moss Green
- Orchid Pink
- Pine Tree
- Sepia Black
This week, we’ve decided to feature one of our favorites with the Diplomat Orange ink review. However, we did previously share an ink comparison featuring several different Diplomat inks, and Pen Chalet is an authorized dealer of Diplomat products, so you can check out all the available Diplomat inks at PenChalet.com.
This Week’s Featured Ink: Diplomat Orange Ink
In today’s Diplomat Orange ink review, we took a good look at one of our favorite ink colors – orange. The Diplomat Orange ink is bright and vibrant. It’s a bit on the lighter side for an orange fountain pen ink, but it still shows up well on paper.
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It’s Time: Diplomat Orange Ink Review
This week we put Diplomat Orange fountain pen ink through our standard ink review tests. Get ready for all the details!
Ink Review Testing Factors (to keep things scientific):
For our review of Diplomat Orange ink we used a French made J. Herbin spiral glass dip pen on French made Rhodia paper (dot pad). The dip pen has a tip similar to a medium-fine fountain pen nib.
Let’s Talk About the Diplomat Orange Ink Bottle
Diplomat Orange ink comes in a simple, familiar, and functional 30 ml. ink bottle (similar to a Pelikan 4001 ink bottle) with a medium sized ribbed lid for easy opening. The packaging for the Diplomat inks is simple and effective. When you’re attempting to get the last few drops of ink, you’ll appreciate this bottle design as it can be tipped on its side for easy access.
How Much Does Diplomat Fountain Pen Ink Cost?
Diplomat fountain pen ink is available at a great price for a highly regarded German fountain pen ink. Look for the best deals on Diplomat ink at PenChalet.com.
How Did This Week’s Ink Fair in the 1-Dip Test?
We applied a one dip test to see how far one dip could write on paper (dipping the pen into the ink only one time). Diplomat Orange ink easily wrote across the paper on all three writing samples with medium saturation. (One dip per writing sample: “S” “X” and scribble lines, seen above).
How Fast Does the Diplomat Orange Ink Dry?
Diplomat Orange ink had a dry time of approximately 3-4 seconds with medium saturation (which is exceptionally quick). We’d say this ink could be used for any application.
Does Diplomat Orange Ink Bleed Through?
We saw absolutely no bleeding during normal use, and only a very slight bleed through during the heavy saturated cotton swab test.
Was There Any Feathering While Using Diplomat Orange Ink?
We saw no feathering during normal use, and we didn’t even see any feathering during the water test.
How Does the Ink Stand Up to Water?
According to this week’s Diplomat Orange ink review, this ink isn’t waterproof…but it almost is! We saw very light color smearing, but the lines were still very legible. And there was no additional feathering during the water test.
What About Shading Traits?
We saw some really nice shading traits during the Diplomat Orange ink review (when looking for shading traits, you’d want to be using a nib that allows ink flow variation like a stub or italic nib). We saw a dark orange color, a variety of lighter orange shades, and a dusty orange.
Final Conclusion on this Week’s Featured Diplomat Ink:
Diplomat Orange fountain pen ink is a very economically priced ink manufactured in Germany. Diplomat inks have clear, neat packaging with simple color labeling. The Diplomat Orange ink featured in this week’s ink review is bright and vivid with an exceptionally quick dry time (approx. 3-4 seconds). Diplomat offers a total of 15 basic everyday ink colors including Diplomat Orange. The Diplomat ink bottle is an easy to use 30 ml. glass bottle with a medium sized, easy to open lid. Happy writing from Germany!
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Lovely shade of orange, reminds me of a skirt I had in a similar tone, how I loved it…
Great shade of orange. Striking, but looks fine as an every day ink!
I bought the orange Diplomat Aero from Pen Chalet more than two years ago, and it’s in my regular rotation. Would be fun to match their orange ink with their orange pen!
Vibrant orange from a reputable brand. Wonderful.
Oooh another lovely ink! This one looks like a delicious citrus drink on a hot summer day.
I love orange and this will work well in my TWSBI Eco – which is also orange.
I would love to try this orange ink!