Ink Review: Deep Dark Green by Cult Pens (Diamine)

An overview of the inks within this review series is available here.  This ink is a dark green with grey under tones that is perfect for the workplace. If you want something a little more unique than blue or black but don't want to stand out too far from the crowd, this ink should be on your short list.

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Cult Pens
80 ml 30 ml
Price / Bottle £5.90 (£4.92 ex VAT) £2.35 (£1.96 ex VAT)
Price / ml £0.07 (£0.06 ex VAT) £0.08 (£0.07 ex VAT)
Writing Sample on Rhodia 80 gsm

Writing Sample on Rhodia 80 gsm

Writing Sample on 20lb copy paper

Writing Sample on 20lb copy paper

Back of 20lb copy paper

Back of 20lb copy paper

Writing Sample on Field Notes - Front and Back shown

Writing Sample on Field Notes - Front and Back shown

Ink Properties

Shading: Subtle shading on ink resistant papers with broad nibs, Absorbent papers show nothing.
Bleed Through: Field Notes is a mess, even down to EF nibs, but Copy paper is more resilient. 
Show Through: Absorbent papers will exhibit show through.
Saturation: While dark, I would still consider this to be an ink with average saturation.
Sheen: None.
Water Resistance: No useful water resistance.
Drying Time: Long dry times, up to 40 seconds using an EF nib on Rhodia.
Flow: Average flow. Average lubrication. 
Cleaning: Average.

Colour Make Up

Chromatography Sample

Chromatography Sample

As can be seen above, the ink trace is lead by a band of vibrant teal green which is under pinned with a tawny brown.

Similar Inks (Images Courtesy of Goulet Pens and Cult Pens)

While I have shown similar inks above, please note that the colour swatches are from different sources and may not have received the same level of colour correction.

Conclusions

As I mentioned above, I can see getting a lot of use out of this colour in a work setting. While I wished that it had better permanence, I won't let that stop me from using it. It performs well on most paper even if Field Notes is a mess. While there is some shading on Rhodia, I wouldn't select this ink for this property. It is simply a good solid every day ink for a good price. There is nothing wrong with that. 

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