Today's ink is Diamine Grape. So far, I have found Diamine inks to be pretty well behaved, and there are a million colors. I love that they come in two different bottle sizes. I usually buy the 30ml inks unless I absolutely love one of the colors, then I buy the 80ml bottle. I purchased my bottle from Cult Pens. I know I've talked about this before, but Cult Pens is a great place to buy Diamine inks. I base a lot of my reviews off samples, just because it's too expensive to buy whole bottles of every ink. 30ml bottles in the US are usually around $7 or $8. You can get a sample of Diamine ink for about $2. If you buy a 30ml Diamine bottle from Cult Pens, it's about $2.55 So I own 30ml Diamine bottles in almost every color they make. So now let's talk about Grape:
Grape is a medium purple with some sheen. Seasonally I would use this ink in the fall.
The sheen switches colors depending on the lighting. Sometimes it looks more green and sometimes more gold.
Dry time: 40 seconds
Water resistance: low
Feathering: only a little bit on Baron Fig paper.
Show through: low
I used a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink flowed smoothly, and had no railroading or hard starts.
Overall, I liked this ink, but the dry time is a bit long. If you like Diamine, and you like purple, you can't go wrong with Diamine Grape, or if you like purples more on the bluish side, Diamine Bilberry.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.