on saleDiamine Seasons Greetings - 50ml Bottled Ink

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on saleDiamine Seasons Greetings - 50ml Bottled Ink

Product Code D-DIA2025

In Stock

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50ml Bottle

Initially launched as part of the 2019 Diamine InkVent calendar and now a part of the regular Diamine Blue Edition collection, this Seasons Greetings dark teal fountain pen ink features a red sheen. Works best with broader nibs on high quality paper to really see the sheen. Comes in a 50ml glass bottle.

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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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Customer Reviews

Based on 15 reviews
Andy G.
Couldn't be happier

Goulet pens & Diamine inks delivered! I am in love with this ink. I am a huge blue/black fan and when I ordered this ink I was hoping it would be a bit more subdued than it looked in the photo. I was pleasantly surprised as this ink writes very much like a green/black with only a hint of the reddish sheen. Just an absolutely gorgeous ink. Goulet shipped expediently and gave great care and thoughtfulness with the packaging. I will definitely buy again from Goulet pens!

Carrol H.J.
Diamine Seasons Greetings

High quality, smooth flowing ink. Love the look and line! Highly recommend!

Doris L.M.
Wonderful ink

I love this ink! It has a lovely subtle sheening to it when used on high quality paper. The color itself is a lovely deep blue-ish. It flows well and makes a decently broad line in my Lamy Safari pen. I use it regularly.

Beth W.
Teal with an almost-black sheen, long dry time, very wet

It's odd for me to think about this as a Christmasy ink, because it's so very dark. It's a monster sheener, so when writing with it you can see that very little of the teal comes through, and the sheen appears red in some areas and black in others. As a monster sheener, the ink smears easily and takes a very long time to dry. I think I'd prefer to use it on non-fountain pen paper, given that, so that it has a chance to absorb a bit- I haven't tried this, so feathering might occur with that. It's worth noting that the medium nib on Narwhal pens is more like a broad nib. In a finer-nibbed pen this might be less black/red and more teal. Overall, it's not bad but to me it's more hassle than the colors warrant. The attached photos show a swatch on Clairfontaine 90gsm paper, and the letter was written on cream Yamamoto Cosmo Air Light 75gsm paper using a Narwhal Schuylkill fountain pen with a medium nib.

Roger R.
Nice dark green sheening ink

The base color is a dark green, with a red-black sheen on quality paper. Flow is average, so it should work well in most pens. On quality copy paper, it is just a dark green ink, but still attractive. Another winner from Diamine for a sheening 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.