on saleDiamine Writer's Blood - 30ml Bottled Ink

Product Code D3110

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on saleDiamine Writer's Blood - 30ml Bottled Ink

Product Code D3110

In Stock

out of stock

$8.00

30ml plastic bottle of Diamine Writer's Blood fountain pen ink.

This color was chosen by members of the /r/fountainpens reddit subcommunity.

Condition
New
Brand
Diamine
Type
Bottled Ink
Color
Red
Bottle Material
Plastic
Bottle Opening Diameter
11.9mm (0.47in)
Fast Drying
No
Fluorescent
No
Shimmer

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

No
Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

No
Volume
30ml
Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.

No
Lubricated

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.

No
Pigmented

Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

No
Scented
No
Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.

No

Customer Reviews

Based on 48 reviews
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(45)
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J
Jeanne N.

Love the new ink and great advice from Brian.

T
Todd
Like the ink, HATE the bottle

The fact that the bottle is opaque is very frustrating. The bottle neck is barely larger than my pens so when trying to fill a pen I am sticking the nib down into the bottle blind. I cant tell how deep the nib is and I end up dipping the entire barrel of the pen into the ink making a mess. I only took one star off for this as I absolutely love the ink itself. Its more of a brown/sepia on the paper to me but its dark enough to use for everyday writing. It dries quickly and flows beautifully. I am using it in my TWSBI Diamond 580AL and my Pilot Kakuno. Both have fine nibs.

K
Kimberly

Just what I needed

A
Anonymous
Favorite Ink

This ink worked really well in a pen that I'd been having starting problems with and was a beautiful color on the page for both writing and drawing. It does smear pretty easily if exposed to moisture but this hasn't caused any serious issues.

A
Anonymous
An absolutely lovely ink

I have had a wonderful time using this ink and writing in my journal everyday. For what the name of this ink is called it really does what it is advertised. So if you are ever feeling in your blood thirsty writer era I would definitely suggest this ink.

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.