Ink Sample Package - Diamine Shimmertastic (Set 1)

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2ml samples of each of the first 10 Diamine Shimmertastic sheening fountain pen ink samples. Note: you'll need a really wet nib and high quality paper (like Tomoe River) to see a sheen. This set includes: Diamine Blue Lightning, Blue Pearl, Brandy Dazzle, Golden Sands, Magical Forest, Night Sky, Purple Pazzazz, Red Lustre, Shimmering Seas, and Sparkling Shadows.
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Ink Sample Package - Diamine Shimmertastic (Set 1)

2ml samples of each of the first 10 Diamine Shimmertastic sheening fountain pen ink samples. Note: you'll need a really wet nib and high quality paper (like Tomoe River) to see a sheen. This set includes: Diamine Blue Lightning, Blue Pearl, Brandy Dazzle, Golden Sands, Magical Forest, Night Sky, Purple Pazzazz, Red Lustre, Shimmering Seas, and Sparkling Shadows.

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Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
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Brand
Goulet
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Ink Samples
Ink Sample Package - Diamine Shimmertastic is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than Expected I picked up the sampler the minute these went up for sale and my only regret is that now I can't choose which full sizes to buy. I tested them all with a dip pen and the amount of sparkle I got out of them was a delight--they're like those gelly roll pens I used in middle school, but for grown ups (particularly the Blue Lightning, it is the exact same turquoise I remember.) I've been warned about using the J. Herbin anniversary inks in pens for the damage the particulate can cause and was leery of the same with Diamine. I've had the same Jinhao inked up for about three weeks now, and it still writes at first stroke and lays down a good sparkle. So far, I'm finding these to be extremely well-behaved inks. They're a little slower to dry than my usual inks, but as a lefty I need things to dry fast, and that's a forgivable sin in a novelty ink. Particularly one that will look great on Christmas cards. Laying the ink on real wet results in a lot of sparkle, but for normal writing I find the inks to be just glimmery enough to warrant a second glance.
Date published: 2015-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO pretty. I expected these to be like the decidedly more finicky, less glittery J. Herbin 1670 line. Instead, they are like a mica explosion in my pen. Does best on paper that isn't particularly absorbent (the glitter is all but invisible on absorbent paper), but the wetness of the pen seems to matter very little. Flex pens are obviously a little more dramatic, as they dump a ton of ink, but even fine lines sparkle. The reds are somewhat similar to one another, but otherwise these are all very distinct and interesting. No clogging, across a range of nibs and feeds. Really cool ink.
Date published: 2016-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Now can't decide... I agree with Sam Is Too Short on their review, I now don't know which ink to get as they're all amazing! I ordered these right when I got home from school when I heard about them being back in stock, and now they're here. Tested them all with a Speedball nib and absolutely love the shimmer that they all give! I'm probably going to lean towards Magical Forest, Red Lustre and Golden Sands, though I can never go wrong with any of these!
Date published: 2015-11-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not what I was expecting The pictures make it look like they behave more like a sheening ink (and it's in the description) which is not really the case. The shimmer is distributed throughout with very little variation. With some of the lighter shades, I felt a flashback to Lisa Frank! All that being said, the inks behaved well in my Ahab and some of the colors had great shading. They just weren't my cup of tea and not what I was expecting. I'd still recommend them for anyone who enjoys a bit of glitter in their life!
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I had problems with this ink It may be my cheap Jinhao pens, or it could be because the samples aren't exactly representative of the ink if you had the full bottle and shook it before loading, but the Diamine Shimmering Seas ran through my pen within about 10-20 minutes of loading my cartridge with the ink. I've been hesitant to try any of the other colors until I can setup a "test" environment (jar) for a couple of pens to make sure I don't have the same problem.
Date published: 2016-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lovely sample set These are great inks. Dynamic and versatile!
Date published: 2016-06-14
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