For now, I LOVE this ink! It's a fabulous yellow color with great shading. I've always wanted a yellow ink, and for now, this is it. Again though, I have 5 +- other yellows I need to try before I get a full bottle... :)
Diamine Sunshine really looks like the sun. It's a bright yellow with orange undertones, and is actually not to hard to read. I agree, for a 15 page letter it might be a bad choice, but for quick notes, special cards, and doodling for fun - it's awesome!
Here is the type-version of my review as usual:
Ink Review: Dimaine Sunshine Yellow
Pen and nib: TWSBI Diamond 540 - B nib
Color: The sunshine! It's a really gorgeous yellow/orange with great shading.
Dry time: 15 - 20 seconds. Do note: The TWSBI B nibs are known to be extremely wet writers. I'll test this ink in another pen later and retry the dry-time...
Smear when dry: NO
Lubrication: Low/medium. This ink is very watery, which is not a bad thing to me. A watery ink means it will be easier to clean out during flushing.
Shading: Pretty good! Not massive amounts, but enough to add a lovely aspect to the ink.
Feathering: None, at least on any decent paper.
Bleedthrough: None at all! This ink seems very well-behaved in this respect.
Notes: I really love this ink! It's pretty well-behaved, and the color is fabulous! I love the shading too. Overall this ink really does look like the sunshine.I would highly recommend this ink to anyone who likes yellows and oranges!
Important notice! The color in this scan is NOT accurate.
The scan is just to show the written review. Please check out the images below for an accurate depiction of the true-color of this ink.
I believe the following pictures are pretty accurate to the color of this ink. I will say this: it looks even better in person. :)
Overall I really like this ink. I am currently keeping it in my TWSBI, since the pen is a demonstrator. This ink is very pretty in whatever it is contained in! I forgot to mention - This ink would work pretty decently as a highlighter ink. It's a little bit "shaded", and I would prefer a more straight up yellow for highlighting. But, it would work if you wanted it too. In short - I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good yellow with shading.
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777 - Tyler Dahl