Diamine Burgundy Royale
We roll out the red carpet for the regal Diamine Burgundy Royale.
Burgundy Royale was part of the second installment of inks celebrating Diamine’s 150th anniversary. The Anniversary inks come in a unique 40ml glass bottle that is shaped like a slice of pie. When you put 8 of the bottles together they form a perfect circle! The bottle opening is large enough to accommodate any size pen. This review was done with a Sailor Pro Gear F, Lamy Aion B and on Rhodia blank No. 18 paper.
Burgundy Royale is an aptly named color, and it has a similar appearance in both a fine and medium nib. At its lightest the ink is a Merlot red. The ink then shades to darker blood and currant colors. At its darkest the ink is a rich mahogany. The ink doesn’t produce much in the way of sheening, but if you use a brush you might get some golden halos.
Diamine inks generally have good properties and Burgundy Royale is the rule not the exception. The ink has good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. The ink is nicely saturated but still has good dry times at 20-30 seconds. The ink doesn’t have much water resistance but clean up is easy.
Diamine makes so many colors that it’s amazing when they come out with new ones. That said, this ink is a nice addition to their color lineup. It’s a true burgundy color that writes and looks great. While perhaps not completely workplace appropriate, it’ll make a great companion for all your other writing needs.
As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the one for you.
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