Ink Review: Diamine Spring Green

Today I’m reviewing Diamine Spring Green ink.
Spring Green is a light green, yellow leaning ink from the standard range. It used to be called Light Green but Diamine changed it’s name to Spring Green a few years ago.

For me it wrote quite light and the flow occasionally felt a little dry in my Lamy pens. I part filled all of their converters and noticed that this ink is one of those that sometimes has a tendency to “stick” at the top of the converter, thus affecting it’s flow through the pen, until I tapped the ink down to the bottom of the converter.

Once the ink was at the bottom of the converter it flowed well enough and lubrication at the nib tip felt nice and smooth, not scratchy. I saw some lovely shading and enjoyed writing with it but found it difficult to read on those letters and words where it shaded towards yellow most. It’s easier to read when writing with broader, wetter nibs.

I also think it’s easier to read on white papers, and only tried it on one cream paper to show the difference.

  • Flow Rate: Good – occasionally felt dryish.
  • Lubrication: Smooth.
  • Nib Dry-out: Occasionally noticed see notes above.
  • Start-up: Immediate.
  • Saturation: Not saturated.
  • Shading Potential: Lot’s of shading seen.
  • Show-Through: Hardly any on the papers I used.
  • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Not seen.
  • Nib Creep / “Crud”: Not seen.
  • Staining (pen): Very easy to clean out.
  • Staining (hands): Clean after one wash.
  • Clogging: Not seen. Seems unlikely.
  • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof but shows some water resistance.
  • Availability: Available from Diamine Inks web-site and many other outlets in 30ml plastic and 80ml glass bottles.

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