on saleDiamine Denim - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-D7084

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on saleDiamine Denim - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-D7084

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2ml sample of Diamine Denim fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Ink Samples
Fast Drying

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Freeze Resistant

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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.


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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 25 reviews
A nice blue ink

I bought a sample of this ink. It is a nice blue ink and writes smoothly. Will purchase again.

My first blue

This is my first blue ink I've tried and I quite like it but it's not what I was expecting. It's a bit lighter than the very bottom of the ink sample picture. Being a beginner I can't say too much on how good it is compared to others but it certainly didn't give me any problems. I want something a tad bit darker but that's not a knock on this ink.

Chris C.
Diamine Denim for dip pen / watercolor paintings

I use dip pen in ink followed by watercolor washes to paint musicians during the Blues Jam held Monday nights at the Grisly Pear in NYC. I had just received a sample of the Diamine Denim ink and brought it with me to test. I like the richness of its dark tone as well as the color when diluted with water. I was exceptionally pleased with the way it bled into the watercolor when a stroke of paint met with wet ink. Unlike many blues, I can achieve a full range of values, from an almost black to a mere tint when using it with brush and water. I'm not usually a fan of blue inks, but this one is a winner.

From sample to full bottle

For my review of Diamine Denim please look at the color under ink samples. The fact that the day the sample arrived and I tried it out and then immediately ordered a full bottle should easily explain the 5-star rating.

Lee S.(.J.
Outstanding ink

This is growing to be my second favorite ink after Diamine Majestic Blue. The color isn't perfection like the Majestic, but it is a nice shade with one outstanding property I have discovered:On occasion, thoughtless waitstaff will bring me my credit card receipt on that terrible thermal paper with no ballpoint pen. When that happens, I sign with my fountain pen and let them deal with the mess. I feel a bit guilty, but I'm just doing the best I can. I don't have to feel guilty when using a pen with Diamine Denim because it is the only ink I have ever found that will dry on that paper in a reasonable amount of time. I write with broad nib pens, and it goes and stays right on that thermal type paper. It is exceptionally impressive to me, and that is why it will likely be a permanent fixture in my favorite pen (the Majestic goes in my second favorite pen).

FAQ about Ink Samples

How do I fill my fountain pen from an ink sample vial? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the fountain pen's filling mechanism.

Check out our blog post on How to Fill a Fountain Pen from an Ink Sample Vial.

How much writing can I do with 2ml of ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It really depends on how big or small you write, and the nib size you’re using. We find that usually you can get 2 good fills for a typical converter with our Ink samples, or one good fill with a piston-filling pen. How much writing depends on you more than anything else, so we recommend experimenting with different nib sizes to find what works best for you. 

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.

What's your return policy for ink samples? 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.