Well, there’s a pretty good chance that if you’re a teacher, and you want to make your students know how bad they did on an exam, nothing says “this is wrong” better than Diamine’s Wild Strawberry. Now, don’t take that comment as a bad thing, because this is a super bright, vibrant red ink that’s well behaved and cleans out relatively easily. It goes on the paper nicely, but it’s very transparent. There’s some shading, but it’s not typical to what you think of when you hear the word shading. It’s a super bright red that is not going to be for everyone, but there’s no mistake that this is pretty much as red as they come. I feel like I’m being repetitive at this point, but as with every Diamine ink I have tried, this stuff has good flow, writes smooth, and is well behaved with no feathering or bleed through on Rhodia. It’s also worth noting that Diamine Wild Strawberry was pretty easy to clean out of the Lamy 2000 I had it in. No staining, and after a few minutes, the water was running clear out of the pen. While I don’t see myself buying an entire bottle of it, it was nice to try out a sample with a few fills worth.
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