It's grey week! Today's grey is Diamine Grey. I purchased my bottle of ink from Cult Pens. Cult Pens is my favorite place to buy Diamine inks. They are super affordable ($2.55 for 30ml) and have almost every Diamine color made.
I love 30ml bottles-enough to play with and use, but not so much that you are stuck with the bottle for a long time.
Grey is a medium, cool tone grey.
In large swabs the ink turns black, not quite sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 40 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering in every nib size and just a little bit of bleeding.
I used an extra fine Kaweco Sport Mint and then switched to a Pelikan M400 White Tortoise with a vintage 400N nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.
Overall, this is a great basic, affordable grey. For less than $3/bottle, you really can't go wrong.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.