Alright, buckle up for a cozy ride with Diamine Winter Spice ink! Picture a warm mug of spiced goodness, and that's exactly the vibe this ink brings to your writing. Let's dive into its quirks and charms across different scenarios.
- LAMY AL-star with medium steel nib
- Rhodia No. 16 dot pad, 80g white paper
- Tomoé River 52 gsm white paper
- Leuchtturm1917 80g notebook
Smear Test (Dry Time):
- 15 seconds – Oddly fast for such a dark ink! Winter Spice shouldn't cause any issues unless you're using a very large nib.
Drip Test (Water Resistance):
- Low – No water resistance here, but it does wash to a nice reddish brown coloration.
- High – Nice and dark with deep coloration, the brown can sheen a nice green color on the right paper and with the blue shimmer, it really pops off the page.
Ease of Cleaning:
- Hard – Not the easiest of inks to clean from a pen; the shimmer and dark coloration will give you a bit of trouble, but it's not impossible. As always, make sure you are willing and able to fully clean this pen.
- Low – Some shading can be coaxed out under the right circumstances but the results on Tomoe or Rhodia show more of a dark uniform coloration.
- Medium – Diamine inks have nice flow and their darker colors are among some of the wettest. With the added shimmer and the saturation for the sheen, the flow is slightly stifled but still lovely.
Packaging and Aesthetics:
The Diamine Red edition inks have one of the best bottle designs we carry! With a not quite square shape and stout legs, this bottle has a very whimsical appearance great for display. The bottle opening is wide enough to fill most pens from as well.
If you're interested in similar colors, check out our Swab Shop where you can compare colors side by side.
In a nutshell, Diamine Winter Spice ink is your laid-back companion for a chill writing session. With a medium dry time, mild sheen, and blue shimmer, it's the subtle spice you need to add a bit of warmth to your pages without stealing the show.