INK REVIEW: Diamine Poppy Red

It feels like it’s been awhile since I’ve been able to say this – I LOVE this ink.

Diamine Poppy Red fountain pen ink is a pure, bright red ink with a teeny tiny bit of potential for shading.  The ink dries faster than average on the page and doesn’t feel dry (nor too lubricated) in the pen. There is not much water resistance, but I didn’t expect there to be. There were no hard starts, no ghosting, no bleeding, no problems.  Just plain ole happy red RED saturated ink.

Check it out . . .

The swabs above are 1, 2, and 3 passes with a super-soaked cotton swab.

And here’s a close-up of some handwriting with it . . .

Seriously, I have nothing but good things to say about Poppy Red from Diamine.  This review is from a sample I bought from Goulet Pens. I will have a full bottle of it in the very near future.  Love, love, love.

Here’s the full review . . .

If you want to see the full-sized version of the handwritten review, here’s a link for you.  (It’s huge.)

What do you think? Love it? Maybe you have another go-to favorite red ink?

How was your Thanksgiving? Mr. Pentulant and I were at the beach for the long weekend. We had a great time. So relaxing.


2 thoughts on “INK REVIEW: Diamine Poppy Red

  1. Beautiful ink. I am not sure it is something for me.. Not really enough shading for me.. But that is not to say I won't try it! I may have to order some from Goulets also! Doesn't hurt to try! Our thanksgiving was wonderful! Lots of great food and family to spend time with 🙂

  2. Haha, I love how we both stated the same facts about this ink (good behavior, no water resistance, super intense straight up red color) and came to totally different conclusions about it! 😛 Glad you had a good Thanksgiving – my manfriend came down and we had our first holiday together without a bunch of family around, which was a nice change of pace.

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