Ink Review #322: Diamine Soft Mint


We are almost done with teal week, which has been lovely. Teal seems to be a reader favorite color. Today's teal is Diamine Soft Mint. I've had a bottle of this for quite a while since I love the color. I purchased my bottle of ink from Goulet Pens.


The color:

Soft Mint is a gorgeous light mint color. It's not quite blue but not quite green either, almost a seafoam. 



In large swabs the ink has lots of shading and depth.


Writing samples:

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

Dry time: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low

Other properties: medium shadingno sheen, and no shimmer

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was some feathering and bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Diamine Marine, Diamine Soft Mint, and Kaweco Paradise Blue. Click here to see the Diamine inks together.

Robert Oster Tranquility, Krishna Peacock, and Diamine Spearmint DivaClick here to see the teal inks together. Spearmint Diva is the closest to Soft Mint.


Longer writing: 

I used a broad Conklin Duragraph Forest Green on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.


Overall, I adore this ink. It's a gorgeous color, well behaved, and has some lovely shading, perfect for springtime.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.