There have been a ton of super sheeny inks lately, and Diamine recently released Maureen, which they call an “Iridescink.” I purchased my bottle of ink from Cult Pens.
Maureen is a medium bright blue with a ton of dark pinkish/red sheen.
In large swabs you can see the bright 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: High
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in every nib size, so it’s not an ink I would recommend for cheap paper. I did not see any sheen on this cheap paper.
I used a Lamy Safari Petrol with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. Similar to other monster sheening inks, the flow feels a bit sticky (I don’t know any other word to describe it), it just feels a bit sticky as you write. When it was freshly inked it wrote great, but over the next few days it started to feel rather dry. I was able to smear the writing after it had dried a few days, but it wasn’t as smeary as Organics Studio Nitrogen is.
Overall, it’s a very pretty ink, but I wish the flow was a bit wetter. Out of the monster sheeny blues, it’s one of the better behaved ones.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.