on saleDiamine Blue Flame - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code D9012

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on saleDiamine Blue Flame - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code D9012

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50ml Bottle

Part of Diamine’s Shimmertastic collection, this Blue Flame fountain pen ink features added gold shimmer. Works best with broader nibs on high quality paper to really see the shine. Comes in a 50ml glass bottle.

Due to the amount of particulate in this ink used to achieve the sparking look, you may experience restricted ink flow in some of your pens. We recommend shaking the ink thoroughly before filling and gently rolling the pen in your hands often to keep the shimmer effect consistent. This will also help prevent clogging. You will also want to be diligent about cleaning and maintaining your pen when using this ink.

Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
14.6mm (0.57in)
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

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

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.


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


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

Water Resistant

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


Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Tiffany T.
Most reliable blue shimmer I own!

I have many, many shimmer inks in my repertoire (probably hitting 3 dozen now... mostly Diamine and Colorverse) and Blue Flame has been the most consistently non-clogging shimmer ink. I'm not saying it never clogs, but giving my Platinum Preppy a quick shake and a roll and the pen unclogs itself without me needing to use brass sheets or a wet paper towel to wipe down the nib!Also, the COLOR. It shades, very similar to the product pictures above, but also, the SHIMMER! It's a decently consistent gold, but I admit that I like to color drawings with Blue Flame too and I'm secretly pleased that I get some heavier streaks of gold in some places.

After a year ...

I haven't used this ink for about a year and wanted to write a follow up review. I was disappointed with the flow of this ink and the shimmer becomes almost non-existent by the end of a letter, despite agigation. The colour is just too bland for my taste. While it looks lovely in the bottle and as it is being applied, it dries to a lighter shade. So, I will not be buying another bottle of this colour and will perhaps even give it away as a gift to a friend.

Decent but could be more saturated

Not too bad. Nice shimmer but only really noticeable in direct light rather than when reading. Not as much sheen as other inks (Emerald of Chivor comes to mind). Blue could be more saturated and deep.

Beautiful blue ink, hit or miss shimmer

I love shimmering inks, and for the most part, the Diamine Shimmertastic inks that I've tried so far (Blue Pearl, Blue Lightning, Blue Flame, Shimmering Seas, Enchanted Ocean) provide a good mix of color, performance, and beautiful silver or gold shimmer. Blue Lightning and Shimmering Seas seem to show the silver and gold, respectively, the best and most consistently. Blue Flame is somewhere in the middle. The base ink color, however, is gorgeous. Somewhat reminiscent of Diamine Blue Velvet, it is a deep, rich, medium blue. On good paper with a medium- or broad-tipped pen, it shows a very pleasing line with medium shading. The shimmer shows at the right angle in the right light, but it's certainly not obtrusive. The ink is well-behaved, but like all shimmering inks, tends to clog your feed if left too long unattended or if too many shimmering particles go through the pen at once. Be sure to agitate the ink in your pen before each use. And always shake your ink bottle well before filling a pen, and fill swiftly after shaking. If you're looking for a beautiful blue ink with a more subtle gold shimmer, this is the ink for you.


Fun ink that adds pizzaz to letters and notes...or even a mundane grocery list! I use it in fine/extra fine nib pens with clogging problems only in a kaweco sport extra fine. Love 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.