Diamine Soft Mint – Handwritten Ink Review

Diamine Soft Mint Fountain Pen Ink 2Pen: TWSBI Diamond 540, Medium Nib
Ink: Diamine Soft Mint
Paper: Rhodia dotPad, No. 16 – Top Spiral Bound

Notes:

Wow, I took a lot of pictures for this review. I received a sample of Diamine Soft Mint in this month’s Ink Drop, and I figured it would be a good fit for a demonstrator. Into the TWSBI it went, and out came the review. I feel a bit repetitive at this point, but it performed well like every Diamine I have tried. At this point, I’ve tried dozens of their inks and own several bottles and I can say with confidence that Diamine makes some of my favorite inks. Soft Mint was smooth, had good flow, and there was some nice mild shading in the pen I was using. The only thing I could list as a negative is the name, I’m not a huge fan of “soft mint”, but it does describe the color well. I feel like the dry time was a bit on the slower side, but that all depends on what pen/nib/paper it’s on. While not an everyday color, and not something I’ll be buying a bottle of, I definitely enjoyed my sample. Enjoy the pictures, there’s a lot of them.


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12 thoughts on “Diamine Soft Mint – Handwritten Ink Review

  1. I like this – it’s somewhat strange and unusual, but still a usable color. I don’t care much for the name either, although it does capture the color I picture when I think of “soft mint”. It makes me think of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

    1. I think if they somehow worked food into the name of the ink like you did, I would like it more. It’s definitely a mint chocolate chip ice cream color (sans chips, that would be weird).

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