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Caran d'Ache Divine Pink


And here it is. The last of the Caran d'Ache inks. Divine Pink is much more of a red than it is a pink, I think. Magenta, maybe? Either way, it's a nicely saturated ink that flows really well. No hard starts or stutters with this ink.

This isn't going to be an ink for everyone. It's not going to fit in at the board room and it's not going to be the ink that you sign your mortgage with. It's not an ink for guys who are too "bro" to cop to using an ink called "Divine Pink". It is an ink for people who want their words to really stand out. It works for me in writing notes and for grading papers. It's well-behaved, and it looks good on the page. No behavioral issues except on the cheapest papers.


There's some shading evident on this Rhodia paper, but I haven't seen any elsewhere. You're not likely to see it on regular papers.


I didn't have any real reds to compare to this "pink" one. Fireball gets more orange as it ages in your pen, and Toucan's Scarlet is a fairly orangy-red as well.


This one is almost monochrome, and I'm not used to seeing that from these inks. There are some hints of a flamingo pink in there, but the combination ends up very close to red. Not much left of the original ink spot on the right end of the strip.

Copy Paper Tests

A few dots are showing through, but not a much in the way of bleed.

Video Review and Water Drop  Test

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The ink for this review was provided free of charge by Anderson Pens. The review was all mine, however.
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