New Diamine Ink Colors


Diamine Inks has announced the release of eight new colors:

  • Twilight
  • Asa Blue
  • Red Dragon
  • Syrah
  • Oxblood
  • Evergreen
  • Green/Black
  • Graphite

The swatches were posted today. Do any of them look destined for your ink collection?



  1. I ordered all of them before the color swatches were even posted! The names are pretty descriptive and fit mostly what I envisioned. I especially look forward to Twilight, Oxblood, Evergreen, & Green/Black. It’s hard to tell from the swatch if Graphite will be any different from a typical grey/black, but I love brownish greys & hope this may fall into that category. Diamine inks are so well behaved! I’m sure they will all be fun.


    • Wow, aren’t you adventurous. I look forward to your take on the new colors. If Diamine wants to send me samples, I’ll review them. Otherwise, my money is going toward inks I know I’ll like rather than gamble on inks I might not. Besides it’s not like I’ll run out of inks to review anytime soon. Heh!


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  3. I like Oxblood. 🙂


    • Oxblood looks like a really deep, saturated color. Lots of use for that one. I was hoping for a Penman Ruby replacement in this release but I don’t see one. Maybe someday…


  4. Red Dragon, Syrah and Evergreen look nice! Red Dragon looks like a great red and the other two have a vintage feel to them.


  5. I don’t think you should be reporting on new colors because the ink swatches will mislead people. You know, since they won’t match the real ink and all.


    • Ha! Glad to see you have a sense of humor, “H” from Illinois.

      Confused? “H” is trying to mock a recent post about online color representation. IME swatches posted by ink manufacturers like Diamine are more accurate than those posted by the rest of us so the joke kind of misses the mark anyway.

      Even with mediocre representation, it is possible to see color relationships as my post explained. For that reason alone, you will continue to see swatches on Inkophile. However, you won’t find me claiming to have represented color accurately or perfectly. Someday I hope technology is up to that task. It just isn’t there yet.

      BTW anonymous comments will not get approved in future. Capisce?


  6. It looks like they are focusing on some darker colors compared to the rest of their ink selection – i wonder if the reds (red dragon?) may be in response to the success of J. Herbin’s anniversary ink?

    Very exciting…wish I had a reason to buy more ink 🙂


  7. You are so dangerous (in such a good way)! 🙂 I just ordered Twilight, Syrah, Oxblood, Evergreen, and Green/Black, all in the smaller plastic bottles. I also ordered a small bottle of Sepia (I’m on a quest for a certain colour and don’t want to do ink mixing). Yay for free gifts of cartridges! 🙂


    • Glad to be of assistance. 😉


  8. I had sent them an email some time ago about creating a custom green/black ink for our pen club but I never heard back so I was intrigued by name “green/black” when I read this post. Unfortunately, the swatch does not do anything for me so I guess I will have to continue to look for that perfect green/black combination. In the meantime, I will continue to rely on the MB Racing Green (that I have left) and the Sailor Tokiwa Mat LE Winter 2009 Evergreen.


    • It is disappointing to learn there is another ink that could have been a replacement for MBRG but just isn’t right. Perhaps with enough demand, Montblanc will re-release it. Wouldn’t that make a lot of pen people happy!


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