on saleDiamine Arctic Blue - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code D9030

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on saleDiamine Arctic Blue - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code D9030

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50ml Bottle

Part of Diamine’s Shimmertastic collection, this Arctic Blue turquoise fountain pen ink features added silver 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 9 reviews

There is a depth to this ink that I feel doesn't translate well in pictures. It's a beautiful pale blue that stands on the fringes between "lively" and "professional" with a very subtle green tinge. Looking at it straight on, you'll notice some nice shading which is where you'll most likely see the hints of green. It almost comes across as blue mixed with teal. You'll also notice a few glints of the shimmer. If you move the paper to allow for the light to bounce off the ink, you'll be amazed at how well the shimmer melds with the color. I am quite literally astounded at how beautiful it is. Every angle presents a new way to appreciate the ink. The ink itself comes out somewhat wet on a medium nib, but not as wet as something like Emeraude de Chivor, which typically likes to pool on top of the paper. With that in mind, the ink has a pretty reasonable drying time, which I was not expecting for an ink with such depth.Now, granted, this ink does require some extra care, as does mostly all other shimmering inks. The particulates do sink, so you'll need to rotate your pen as you're writing. I would say that you'd do well with using a demonstrator with this ink, as you'll really need to keep those particulates in suspension. The look of the ink is worth it to me, but that doesn't mean it will be worth it to you. If you use shimmering ink frequently, you'll be used to the upkeep. If you're not, maybe give it a go, anyway to see if it's your thing. I think this ink is good enough to convert a few people to the sparkly side!

Great Ink

I tried Arctic in a variety of pens with decent results. It's a pretty blue with great shimmer. Next time it came up in my rotation I tried it in a M Lamy Al Star and BAM!!! Arctic turned into a beautiful shade of blue with exceptional shading and good shimmer. I was thinking about tossing this ink but now it's at the top of my EDC list. What a difference a pen change makes!!!!

Excellent ink

This ink is a PERFECT pair with my Tropical Turquoise Vanishing Point, and I pretty much keep it in that pen all the time. I write with an EF nib, and this ink flows beautifully through it. Even with the EF or F nibs on my Vanishing Point, the shimmer comes through. I'll be buying more of this ink when I get low on this bottle, for sure.

Beautiful ink

Beautiful blue ink. It's becoming one of my favorites. I'm using it in my Diplomat Magnum medium pen and it looks so pretty and is a smooth flow. The color makes me happy.

Pretty Ink

The ink is beautiful on Tomoe River Paper, but it often cloggs while writing and the flow is somewhat inconsistent in a TWSBI Precision with Medium Nib.

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.