Ink Dips: Diamine Apple Glory

Diamine Apple Glory writing sample

When I picked Diamine Apple Glory from the Box of Misfit Inks, I chose my Lamy Safari Apple Green with medium nib. The word “apple” was a big hint. And what a match they made: the colors are nearly identical, and Apple Glory’s flow is perfect for a Safari. The ink is lubricated for a nice writing feel. There is no startup hesitation.

Apple Glory behaves well on various papers, although admittedly a Safari isn’t a gusher of a pen. Dry time was reasonable. I see no feathering, not even on copy paper.

Apple Glory has nice shading. No sheen. The color is a cheerful but easy bright green.

Here’s a writing sample on white Rhodia paper. Words and music by R.E.M.

Diamine Apple Glory writing sample

And here is Apple Glory on cream-colored Tomoe River paper.

Diamine Apple Glory writing sample

I think Apple Glory looks absolutely wonderful on Tomoe River.

It’s an interesting color. It’s a lighter green, but not a typical light green. Here it is compared to Caran d’Ache Delicate Green (my favorite light green) and Diamine Meadow, which is similar to Pilot Iroshizuku Chiku-rin.

Diamine Apple Glory swab comparisons

Those aren’t close.

Maybe Apple Glory is better viewed as a substitute for a standard green, just younger and peppier. Here is Apple Glory compared to two standard greens.

Diamine Apple Glory swab comparisons

And since I happened to have a Palm Green writing sample, here they are together.

Diamine Apple Glory and Kaweco Palm Green writing samples

Palm Green feels more wintery, with Apple Glory being more of a spring green.

If I had to describe Apple Glory in one word, it would be “fun.”

7 thoughts on “Ink Dips: Diamine Apple Glory

  1. I am deeply in love, at the moment, with Private Reserve Ebony Green, which is quite the opposite of the cheerful apple glory. I order a sample, can´t wait to get my hands on it. Lovely review, thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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  2. I have both Diamine Meadow and Kaweco Palm Green. I really enjoy them both. Seeing the comparisons makes it obvious how different and lovely Apple Glory is in comparison to the two other “spring” inks I own.

    I have the same Safari and just maybe I “need” this ink for it. 😁

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  3. Excellent review and comparison. Apple Glory looks very pretty. (and cheery as you say!) I still have a little Kelly Green left in a 30ml bottle though. It is a little darker I think. It really shines with a flex nib. Lierre Sauvage is a great color, I’ve tried a sample of it before. Now the Palm Green is lovely too. I haven’t tried Palm Green yet, but I do have a pack of cartridges in green and brown now. (Kaweco)

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  4. This is a bright and cheery ink colour, that you do not often come across. As you say, it matches the Safari perfectly and shades nicely too. Would be fun for editing, if one’s job was re-working stacks of Hollywood movie scripts or such like, perhaps:). I enjoyed seeing the REM lyrics too.

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  5. I have Apple Glory and like it very much and have used it, off and on, for “years.” I also have an entirely different looking green ink that I also love, De Atrament Jane Austen.

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