Summer is almost over, so before it leaves entirely I decided to tackle the Diamine Flowers Set. Usually this set is only available in 10-bottle sets, but I found that Cult Pens sells the bottles individually. Let's start out with Diamine Marigold.
Marigold is a bright yellow-orange.
In large swabs the ink looks more orange.
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
Both in the images above and below you can see the random blobs of ink. Multiple nib sizes showed the blobs, from extra-fine to flex.
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and some bleeding.
Overall, it's a nice color but I don't like the random blobs of ink. Robert Oster Peach and Papier Plume Sazerac are both good alternate options.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links.