on saleDiamine Eclipse - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-D7081

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on saleDiamine Eclipse - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-D7081

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

Ink Samples
Fast Drying

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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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Water Resistant

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Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
I really love this color, but...

I have had problems with this ink feathering and bleeding on many different papers. I can only recommend for high-grade papers such as Maruman, Tomoe River, Rhodia and other smooth surfaces. "Toothier" papers, even premium inkjet, will feather and possibly bleed if the paper is not very thick.Having said that, if you are using this on the right paper, it's gorgeous. Also fun to water it down a bit, as it becomes more purple when diluted!

Not one I will use but it performs well

I used this ink in a Monteverde Regatta Sport with a Fine nib on Midori Travelers Notebook paper. It performs well, comes out dry, doesn't smear, has no ghosting or feathering, and gives a very dark and saturated fine line. I have used several flashlights over this and cannot see any purple at all. It just looks black on the page. I didn't take any stars away from my rating because of that since the ink performs well on the paper (better than wetter inks I've used). It's just no different than a black ink with the pen/paper combo I'm using so I'm not likely to purchase more.

Diamine Eclipse: Extremely dark and very dry

Although it has a cool name and the idea of a violet-black ink is intriguing, Eclipse disappointed me for two reasons. First, it is very dark indeed, which can be a nice feature if you need an ink that will fly under the radar of Very Serious People at Work, but while I love deep, dark inks like Diamine Oxford Blue, I'm not very interested in colors that can't easily be distinguished from black unless you examine them closely under a bright light. Second, this is a very dry ink (I think it's the driest Diamine I've encountered) to the point that it makes my writing feel a bit draggy. It might be interesting with a very broad or flex nib (which I haven't tried yet) because it does show some significant shading on ink-resistant paper, but for a dark gray-violet I would instead recommend checking out Diamine Damson, which is more visibly colorful (while still being subdued) and has a wetter flow so it writes more smoothly.

Very Beautiful!! A soft black that draws you in by its purple.

An instant favorite. This may have purple, but this is for anyone IMO. It's like writing with a soft or even gentle black without being light on the darkness... But there's more... The deep purple brings life to the black with a relaxing yet awakening hue that is intriguing and assuring.Not the wettest ink so, but it does have excellent consistency IMO.

Interesting colour

It is a very dark grey with a little bit of purple to itVery interesting colour

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.