Ink Review #87: Diamine Amber

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Since it's fall now, I'm drawn to orange and yellows, and most yellow inks don't show up well enough for everyday use. Diamine Amber is a yellow-orange ink, it reminds me of Bungubox Sweet Potato Yellow. I purchased my bottle of Amber from Cult Pens

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The color...

Amber is a bright yellow-orange with shading.

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This ink ranges from a light yellow to a light orange.

Dry time: 25 seconds

Water resistance: none

Feathering: Only on Baron Fig paper.

Show through: low to medium

Bleeding: only on Baron Fig paper

Other Properties: Medium shading, no sheen

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for RSS): Sailor Jentle Apricot, Diamine Amber, and Bungubox Sweet Potato Yellow. To see the Diamine inks together, click here.

De Atramentis Mahatma Gandhi, Diamine Sunshine Yellow, and Robert Oster Peach. To see the yellow inks together, click here

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Longer writing:

I used a Pilot 912 FA nib on Tomoe River paper. I did notice some railroading.

Overall, it seems a bit too light for everyday use. Bungubox Sweet Potato Yellow is close in color, but a bit more vibrant. If I had to choose between the two, I would choose Sweet Potato Yellow.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.