Sheeny inks seem to be all the rage lately, and Diamine has come out with quite a few recently. Let’s take a look at Diamine November Rain, a German exclusive. I purchased my bottle of ink through a group buy from Germany. Update: I just found out this ink is available on Amazon! You can find it here!
November Rain is a pretty green with a blue undertone and lots of red sheen.
In large swabs the sheen looks more like a dark pink and there is lots of it.
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 feathering and bleeding in the large nib sizes.
I used a Lamy Safari Petrol with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.
Overall, it’s a lovely sheeny ink. Robert Oster Spearmint is a good alternative if November Rain is too hard to get, or if you prefer a similar ink with a little less sheen.
Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by a pen friend, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.