Ink Review: Diamine Aurora Borealis

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.

Diamine Aurora Borealis

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