Ink Review: Diamine Gerbera

Diamine Gerbera writing samples

Diamine Gerbera. This is an interesting and attractive orange ink from Diamine’s Flower Set, which looked so different in the two pens I tested it in that I am tempted to dramatically subhead this review A Tale of Two Pens.

Admittedly Diamine Gerbera isn’t really “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” It’s too nice an ink for that. And I’m from the Midwestern US, which is like being from Canada; we’re not that dramatic

But A Tale of Two Cities is slightly more exciting than the average ink review, what with the Reign of Terror going on, tumbrils rolling through the cobbled streets of Paris, and heads rolling into baskets. Heck, that’s the sort of atmosphere and tone that would liven up any ink discussion.

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5 thoughts on “Ink Review: Diamine Gerbera

  1. “And stop making me want to write with Orange inks… it never turns out the way I think it will, especially when it comes to whole pages.” This is so true!

    I tend to use orange ink for brief writing — notes, or circles for emphasis, as one would a red ink. Diamine Gerbera was great for that. My favorite orange currently available is Caran d’Ache Electric Orange, and I don’t mind it across a whole page, but it is bright.

    Have you tried Pelikan Edelstein Mandarin? That’s another good one, and I think of it as softer.

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  2. well… in the Pelikan, I really like the color 🙂 You were right, that’s really extremely different.
    But then, there is a reason I’m nearly exclusively buying wet writers as pens. I love that thick coat of ink laying down on the page, giving me a much darker version of the respective ink than with dry writers – and to me it feels smoother 😛
    Great review, as always. And stop making me want to write with Orange inks… it never turns out the way I think it will, especially when it comes to whole pages 😉

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