Ink Review: Diamine Woodland Green

Diamine Woodland Green Goulet Ink Drop - March 2015
Pen: Lamy Safari EF
Paper: Rhodia Dotpad 80gsm

Ink #2 in the March 2015 Ink Drop is Diamine Woodland Green.  Diamine has been around since 1864 and remains one of the largest manufacturers of fountain pen inks.  They have a wide range of colors to choose from, and are very well known for the Registrar's series of inks and their tendency towards deep saturation.

This ink reminds me a lot of the standard greens in some of the Pilot rollerballs and gel pens.  Almost a kelly green.  The shading isn't spectacular, but that's to be expected with a very saturated ink.  Feathering, ghosting and bleedthrough were all non-existent on the Rhodia dotpad.  It behaves very well in my Safari w/EF and cleans out very easily.  If you're into greens, especially ones that you're used to seeing in a lot of the common gel and rollerball pens, then this is definitely for you.

Another great feature of this ink is the hint of a deep red sheen that you get with a very wet writing pen.  When I did the trademark "Desk of Lori ink splatter" I got this great red sheen in the wetter areas.


Diamine Woodland Green is $12.95 for 80ml at Goulet Pens