Diamine Kelly Green
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we go strolling through the Irish countryside
with Diamine Kelly Green.
Diamine has the largest selection of ink on the market and a reputation for quality and consistency. Their ink is a great bargain at $15 for an 80ml bottle. Many of their colors are also available in 30ml bottles, and all their ink is available in 3ml samples. Kelly Green is a vibrant light green that pairs perfectly with your favorite green pen. This review was done with a Pilot Metro F, Lamy Safari B, and on Rhodia No. 18 blank paper.
Kelly Green is a fun, vibrant lime green. It isn’t a very saturated ink, but this lead to higher shading that brought out a nice range of color. The ink can appear very bright – nearing a chartreuse green – but shades to more subtle lime and pear colors.
As with most Diamine ink, Kelly Green was well behaved. There was good flow, low feathering, low saturation, and easy clean-up. Dry times were a little longer at 20-30 seconds. What I liked most about the ink was the high shading that brought a great variety of color.
While Kelly Green may not be a workplace ink, it is a fun color that performs well. I’ll often use bright inks like this to highlight and make notes in books that I’m reading. If you’re looking to try something bright an fun, give Kelly Green a shot.
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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