on saleDiamine Enchanted Ocean - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-D9020

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on saleDiamine Enchanted Ocean - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-D9020

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2ml sample of Diamine Enchanted Ocean shimmering fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial. Dark blue with silver shimmer.

Ink Samples
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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Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Crystal P.
Beautiful color

Great flow nice shimmer. Great for fountain pens and use with watercolors.

J B.
Lovely, shimmering AND well-behaved

I bought a sample of this ink last Fall, and finally tried it in a pen (Pilot Parallel 1.5 mm) this month. It's a fairly deep color, muted by plenty of silver shimmering bits that are well-distributed. It rarely gummed up the pen (other shimmering inks are much worse), but I looked at the accumulation of silver in the feed with some trepidation. Well, I cleaned the pen yesterday, after having the ink in there for a month - and with a little pen flush, it cleaned up easily. SInce the feed is quite visible in the Pilot Parallel, I could monitor it well. I am very pleased. I'm so happy with this ink, I'm going to buy a whole bottle.

Beautiful Color

I wanted to compare this color to another that's similar to it. It's a beautiful ink with enough sparkle to keep you intrigued.

So Pretty!

So first of all, this was a much darker blue than I was expecting. This isn't necessarily bad, in fact it made the ink even more elegant, in my opinion. Also, I don't know if it was just my sample or if this is how the ink is, but the shimmer is more subtle than the other Shimmertastics I've tried. It seems to have a more even distribution, rather than overloading in the areas where the ink pools. I like that a lot. And it has a sheen! Not just from the shimmer, but there's an awesome red sheen to it as well, which I LOVE! All-in-all, it's an excellent ink!

Gorgeous Ink

After the Diamine Blue Pearl, this is my favourite Diamine shimmer ink. It has a very rich colour, with hints of reddish-purple as well as the primary blue colour, which, by the way, is also beautiful. If you want a very multi-dimensional ink, this is one of the best. Plus is looks gorgeous in demonstrators.

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.