Ink Review #432: Diamine Misty Blue

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It's reader request week! Today's reader request is Diamine Misty Blue. If there's an ink you would like to see reviewed, use the contact me page or leave me an Instagram comment to let me know. I purchased my bottle of Misty Blue from Cult Pens.

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The color:

Misty Blue is a beautiful medium dusky blue.

Swabs:

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In large swabs there is just a little bit of shading, the color is pretty consistent.

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Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 20 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was just a bit but I think that's because I was using a really wet flex pen.

Other properties: Low shadingno sheen, and no shimmer

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering and bleeding in the larger nib sizes, M, B and Flex.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Diamine Majestic Blue, Diamine Misty Blue, and Diamine Florida BlueClick here to see the Diamine inks together. 

Robert Oster Blue Night, Birmingham Ceruean, and Birmingham CornflowerClick here to see the blue inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a broad Pelikan M600 Turquoise on an Apica CD Notebook. The ink had an average flow. There was some skipping, but it turns out that was the paper's fault, not the ink's (look for a review of this notebook later this week).

I used a broad Pelikan M600 Turquoise on an Apica CD Notebook. The ink had an average flow. There was some skipping, but it turns out that was the paper's fault, not the ink's (look for a review of this notebook later this week).

Overall, it's pretty well behaved, and I like the color. Diamine does a really great job, so it's rare that I find an one of their inks I don't like. This one's a winner for me.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and is not sponsored in any way.