Diamine Salamander, Emerald and Teal – All three of these inks behave in a similar way. They bleed easily when added to water with a mottled sediment at the breakdown of the wash suggesting more colour pigmentation in solution. All three inks respond dramatically when subjected to bleach. The Teal (could also be included in the blue palette) has both red and yellow hues to it and turns a more redish gold. Ideal for painting as they appear to behave like watercolours. As writing inks they flow well, dry fast and look good. For writing and illustrating journals these are just gorgeous. If I had to choose I’d go for the Teal but only by a whisker. What’s not to like about all three?
Ink samples kindly supplied by Ross at www.purepens.co.uk