on saleDiamine Autumn Oak - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-D7102

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on saleDiamine Autumn Oak - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-D7102

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2ml sample of Diamine Autumn Oak 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 21 reviews
Marya R.
Beautiful color, not what I was expecting

This color looks much more vibrant in the Goulet pic than it does on my crappy notebook paper I get in the office at work. I liked this color, for art. But it's a little lighter in color than I prefer for work. It's a beautiful color.

beautiful shading!

I wanted to have an autumn-y ink for October, and I put this in an EF nib. It's beautiful! The thing that stood out most to me was the shading - this ink shades even w/ the EF nib on Leuchtturm paper, which doesn't show off ink properties a lot. On Tomoe River Paper it's absolutely gorgeous.Personally I wish this ink was a tiny bit wetter because I'm now realizing that the pen I put it in is on the drier side, but doesn't take away from my 5 stars. If you want a well-behaved, incredible shading orange, get Diamine Autumn Oak!

Jim H.
Pleasantly surprised, writes very nicely.

I am using this ink sample in a Pilot pen with a CM nib. The ink is drier than other Diamine I have tried, and gives some of the best line variation I have experienced with this nib. Though on the dry side, this doesn't have any problems with hard starts or skips, writes consistently, not too slick, no drag, just some nice smooth feedback. The color tends toward a more golden brown shade of orange, subdued autumn color rather than a saturated candy color. This could easily be an everyday ink and I will probably buy a bottle to go alongside my other daily drivers. Side note, I had checked out this orange ink as a substitue for J.Herbin 'Cornaline d'Egypte', which is awesome and in my opinion better than this Diamine, except I don't care for the glitter. This Autumn Oak is very close in color, has similar (but not quite as great) shading, but omits the gimmicky sparkle dust. Herbin wins on color and shading, Diamine wins on everyday use.

Joe B.
Great Ink!

Not much to say about this other than it is a great color and very very well behaved. I'll be getting a full bottle of this soon!

Cynthia R.
Vibrant and Flows Well

I have tried this ink in a fine nib, a medium nib, and a flex nib. Even in the fine nib it shows the variation in color. It is a beautiful flowing ink and is just a wonder to see on any paper.

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.