In June of 2017, Diamine released 8 inks to add to their previous 8 ink 150th anniversary collection. The 8 inks are: Blood Orange, Golden Honey, Burgundy Royale, Dark Forest, Lilac Night, Tudor Blue, Espresso and Purple Dream. Today we are going to talk about Blood Orange. I purchased my sample of ink from Anderson Pens.
Blood Orange is a dark red orange. It almost seems more red than orange, but I think it still counts as an orange.
This ink does have a nice brown sheen, but it only shows up on Tomoe River paper.
Dry time: 40 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium-low
Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for RSS): Robert Oster Red Orange, Diamine Blood Orange, and Robert Oster Terracotta. I consider both Red Orange and Terracotta to be red-oranges, but blood orange has a lot more red in it than either of the others. Click here to see the Diamine inks together, and here for the Orange inks together.
I used a Pilot 912 FA and a broad Vanishing Point on Tomoe River.
Overall, this is a well behaved ink, like most of Diamine's ink. The dry time is a bit long, but other than that it works really well. It has some nice shading and a a decent amount of sheen. For me, the ink is really red-orange, too much red for my taste.
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