Ink Review: Diamine Graphite

Graphite is a grey ink from the standard range. For me it wrote darker than a regular HB pencil. I would call it a dark grey ink.
I used a Lamy Safari pen with M nib with a filled converter.

It flowed very well and lubrication at the nib tip exhibited a little feedback. I enjoyed writing with it despite not being a great fan of grey inks.

It seems to lean slightly green and that makes it completely different to the more blueish/purplish shade of Diamine Earl Grey and the lighter shade of Diamine Silver Fox.

  • Flow Rate: Very good.
  • Lubrication: OK – some feedback noticed.
  • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
  • Start-up: Immediate.
  • Saturation: Not saturated.
  • Shading Potential: Not much shading seen.
  • Show-Through:
    • Clairefontaine Matris lined pad
    • Oxford 80gsm lined pad
    • Rhodia Dot Pad
    • Tomoe River 52gsm paper
    • Maruman Mnemosyne pad
  • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Not seen.
  • Nib Creep / “Crud”: Not seen.
  • Staining (pen): Easy to clean out.
  • Staining (hands): Clean after one wash.
  • Clogging: Not seen. Seems unlikely.
  • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof and shows no water resistance.
  • Availability: Available from Diamine Inks web-site and many other outlets.

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