Diamine Brandy Dazzle (50ml Bottled Ink)

$20.00
Product Code D9007
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Part of Diamine’s Shimmertastic collection, this red-orange fountain pen ink features added gold shimmer. Works best with broader nibs on high quality paper to really see the shine. 50ml glass bottle.
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Diamine Brandy Dazzle (50ml Bottled Ink)

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

Availability
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Type
Bottled Inks
Brand
Diamine
Condition
New
Bottle Material
Glass
Fast Drying
No
Fluorescent
No
Freeze Resistant
No
Ink Color
Red
Iron Gall
No
Lubricated
No
Pigmented
No
Scented
No
Shimmer
Yes
Volume
50ml
Water Resistant
No
Diamine Brandy Dazzle (50ml Bottled Ink) is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It didn't Dazzle me I bought this ink owing to the sparkle effect, but it just doesn't do so. I shook the bottle well, quickly putting in my pen to get as much of the metallic particles in as possible. The result was writing where I can barely see any sparkle at all. The metallic particles also settle very quickly in the bottle, so if you want any of it in your pen, you'd better be quick. The ink is a good color, but you can get similar colors without paying a premium for the glitter. It clogged up my Cross, so I had to use it in a wet-writing Italian pen (no name dropping here). It functioned and flowed fine, with good shading, but isn't worth the premium for "dazzle" that doesn't deliver.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Ink I first got a sample of Brandy Dazzle along with several other Diamine Shimmertastic inks and this was my favorite, so I ordered a bottle. Looks like molten antique gold viewed with my Goulet Lighted Loupe when dry. Flows very well. I think the shimmer particles in the ink don't settle as fast as the similar J. Herbin inks, but I have not really done a test. It just seems like they take longer to settle in the bottle. I tried it out in a 1.1mm Twsbi Eco pen and gently shook the pen as I wrote to keep the particles from settling out to the feed too fast. I got good results on all types of papers from inkjet copy paper to Tomoe River to artists' vellum. Flowed well. Did not clog the pen. Did not dry out in the nib. I also tried it in a 1.5mm Pilot Parallel pen and got mixed results, depending on the paper I used, but generally the Parallel performed beautifully with this ink on most papers. All in all a winner for me, I am using it in my Christmas cards along with J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor and J. Herbin Rouge Hematite inks. Be sure to gently shake your pen every few words as you write to keep the glitter suspended uniformly. And shake up the bottle very well before opening it. I use a Goulet Pipette, stirring as I draw the ink into it, then transfer the ink to a vial. Then use the vial to fill the cartridge/converter using an ink syringe. I recommend this ink for wet, wide nibs, but have not used it in fine or medium nibs yet. Wonderful flow, reasonable dry time. One photo shows this ink written with the 1.1 Eco pen, the other with the 1.5 Parallel pen. Both on Rhodia Dotpad paper.
Date published: 2015-12-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great color, not as sparkly as I had hoped. I bought this to match my Lamy LX in rose gold. It's a good combination, and flows smoothly enough, though the sparkle is not as obvious as I had hoped. Maybe I just need to shake it up better, but it is a terrific color to work with my Lamy.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I wanted! My daughter, a woman of discerning tastes, gave me this ink. It is the most gorgeous shade of coppery red. So far, I have had no problems with drying out or clogging--all of which I had kind of worried would be the case. Diamine does it again! I am a fan for life.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Ink I got this sample along with several other Shimmertastic inks and this was my favorite. Looks like molten antique gold when dry. Flows very well. I think the shimmer particles in the ink don't settle as fast as the similar J. Herbin inks, but I have not really done a test. It just seems like they take longer to settle in the bottle. I tried it out in a 1.1mm Twsbi Eco pen and gently shook the pen as I wrote to keep the particles from settling out to the feed too fast. I got good results on all types of papers from inkjet copy paper to Tomoe River to artists' vellum. Flowed well. Did not clog the pen. Did not dry out in the nib. I also tried it in a 1.5mm Pilot Parallel pen and got mixed results, depending on the paper I used the pen on. These results were different from those I got with the 1.1 Eco pen and I don't know why. This ink performed very well on all papers when used with the Eco pen. All in all a winner for me, I am using it in my Christmas cards along with J. Herbin Emerald of Chivor and J. Herbin Rouge Hematite inks.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Shake! I gave it a 4 because I anticipate cleaning issues. It's sparkly and fun without looking childish. It even shades.
Date published: 2016-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad but not my favorite The ink was a nice reddish brown but I had a hard time keeping it shimmering on Tomoe River paper with a Pilot Metro 1.0mm pen. It dried very quickly and had lovely shading but I had to continue to shake my pen as the shimmering seemed to settle quite quickly along the edges of the pen as I write with a slant and I would loose the shimmer quality. It may write more shimmery in a wetter pen or with a more upright style of writing.
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A really nice brown with some flavor added I bought this in a four pack with other shimmertastic inks, and this is definitely one of my favorites. I've got all the 1670's, both nemosine, and 7 of these shimmertastics. Firstly, this is a solid shimmer ink. Some (like rouge hematite) can be absolute sludge, plugging up everything they touch. This one has thusfar had no problems in a pilot extra fine nib or a pilot stub. Flow is good and consistent. Obviously you shouldn't ink this into an expensive and/or difficult pen to clean, since the shimmer does stick around on the inside of pens and feeds. But something like a TWSBI or wing sung demonstrator is this ink's signature. The shimmer is very present in all letters, it doesn't pool as hard as some and remains consistent throughout the stroke. It's a nicely subtle contrast in color and doesn't scream "GLITTER INK". Still, stick with Schaeffer skrip brown or Noodlers Kiowa Pecan if you want a solid work appropriate brown. Why one star off? Well, I honestly was hoping this might have some darker or black sheen like robert oster bronze or khaki, or some shading like Lie de thé or the aforementioned kiowa pecan. thusfar the only shimmering inks with real sheen are nemosine's blue snowball nebula, the awful rouge hematite (great dip pen ink, but awful in fountain pens, though I'd adore it without the glitter) and the simply perfect emerald of chivor. Still, it's a well behaved, fairly quick drying (1-5 seconds with a wet pilot EF, 5-10 with a super wet stub) shimmer ink that looks REALLY good in a demonstrator and is nice and legible on the page. You definitely can't go wrong with brandy dazzle!
Date published: 2017-08-14
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