Diamine Aurora Borealis is the second Diamine ink made in collaboration with r/fountainpens. It’s a pretty teal ink.
It’s not an overly saturated ink, and exhibits some really nice shading plus an attractive red sheen, although it isn’t a heavy sheen monster like Organics Studio Walden Pond.
I found it flowed well with all of the pens I tried it in, and lubrication was smooth across the page. It never felt dry to write with, although felt slightly less lubricated in my Lamy Al-Star with F steel nib.
My review was written on HP Premium Choice ColorLok 100gsm smooth coated paper from Staples. It’s not very absorbent, and I saw no spread, feathering, show-through or bleed-through.
Aurora Borealis is not sold as a waterproof ink and showed little water resistance.
- Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
- Start-up: Immediate.
- Dry time: Very quick, within 5 seconds on my test.
- Nib Creep / “Crud”: Not seen, even after several days in the pen.
- Clean-up: Easy from hands and pens.
- Clogging: Not seen.
- Available from Diamine Inks UK in 80ml and 30ml bottles and from many retailers worldwide.