Let’s tackle one more red ink before moving onto some new inks, Diamine Poppy Red. I purchased my bottle of ink from Cult Pens.
Poppy Red is a medium red bright red.
In large swabs there is some pretty shading and just the tiniest hint of gold sheen.
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
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering and bleeding.
Diamine Poppy Red is pretty close to Direct Sun. Click here to see the Diamine inks together.
Overall, it’s a nice bright red, but has a little bit of bleeding. It dries pretty quickly and is at a really affordable price.
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.