Diamine Tropical Green
Relax under the shade of your own palm frond with Diamine Tropical Green.
Diamine offers a huge selection of inks at a great value. Tropical Green is part of the 150th Anniversary series that they began 4 years ago. These inks come in a smaller package than their regular line, a 40ml triangular bottle. When you put 8 of them together, they form a circle. This review was done with a Pilot Explorer F, Lamy Safari B and on Rhodia blank No. 18 paper.
Tropical Green is a fairly true green that has a little mint to it. It is a well-saturated ink that looks similar in both a fine and broad nib. At its lightest, the ink is a seafoam mint color. From there, it shades to a rich fern green. The ink then goes into dark pine hues that can appear to be nearly black at first glance.
Diamine inks have consistently good properties and Tropical Green is no exception. The ink had good flow, with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. The ink is fairly saturated which doesn’t produce a lot of shading. Dry times were good at 20-30 seconds. The ink had no water resistance, but clean up was easy.
While Tropical Green didn’t stand out from a handful of similar green inks, it wrote beautifully and looks great. If you’re looking for a nice workhorse green, then give Tropical Green a try.
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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