on saleDiamine Damson - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-D7049

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on saleDiamine Damson - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-D7049

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2ml sample of Diamine Damson fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Ink Samples
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

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.


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 19 reviews
A Safe Purple

I'm trying to find a replacement for De Atramentis Aubergine since it bleeds. This one has a similar color tone although has less red in it. It's a bit of a dusty grey-purple and is a little too dark and color lacking. It almost looks like a default color similar to how black, blue-black, and blue are common colors. Nevertheless it behaves well in a Faber Castell Loom w/ M nib. No bleed through noticed. It rights slightly dry but has no issues.


Color is darker than pictured, even in a relatively dry nib. Slight hint of feedback, good dry time, pretty saturated.

Very intriguing color... Beautiful

I hover around Indigo, but maybe entering into safe purple territory with Diamine Eclipse and Lilac Night (Love both), but this Damson is absolutely beautiful and draws you in to the beauty a little more purple can possess. Evoked emotions of calm and even a bit of tranquil curiosity. A very complementary ink into creative writing.Excellent flow and consistency and is wonderful at lighter hues/inkflow without being to light and having a bridled boldness in wetter inkflow that shows a poise in its assertive darkness.

Excellent purple ink

Compared to my current purple ink, this is a drier ink with more purple tones and less grey. I think this would be a better fit for daily use for me (all the purples!) and I look forward to getting a bottle.

Josh T.
Decent Ink for Work

The color is very easy on the eyes. Dusty, darker-shaded purple. I keep it in a Pilot Metropolitan (F-nib) at my desk and use it on sticky notes.

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.