Ink Review #124: Diamine Golden Honey

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Diamine Golden Honey is part of this year's addition to the 150th Anniversary collection. I purchased my sample from Vanness Pens. I had a hard time deciding what color this ink is. It's a yellow-orange, but I couldn't decided if it was more orange or more yellow. 

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The color...

Golden Honey is an orange-yellow with some shading.

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In ink drops, the ink looks a lot more orange. 

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Dry time: 35 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Low

Bleeding: None

Other properties: Medium shading, no sheen

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for RSS): Robert Oster Peach, Diamine Golden Honey, and Papier Plume Sazerac. Click here to see the Diamine inks together. Peach is just a little bit more yellow than Golden Honey, and Sazerac is just a little bit more orange. I think Sazerac is probably the closest.

Robert Oster Yellow Sunset, Bunubox Sweet Potato Yellow, and Diamine Amber. All three of these are more yellow than Golden Honey. To see the orange inks together, click here.

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Longer writing: I used a broad Vanishing Point on Tomoe River paper, which showed a little bit of shading. 

Overall, this ink behaves really well, and is a nice color. It cleaned out easily, and is probably the closest match to Papier Plume Sazerac I've found so far.

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