on saleDiamine Frosted Orchid - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-D9027

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on saleDiamine Frosted Orchid - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-D9027

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2ml sample of Diamine Frosted Orchid shimmering fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial. Purple 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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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 4 reviews
Dr. J.M.A.d.C.
Beauty in Simplicity

I had always wanted to try this ink but never did simply because I have plenty of other inks that I enjoy. I picked up a sample for our 5-year old daughter to try in her pen and we both really enjoyed it so she is getting her own full bottle as a Christmas gift!We put this in both a Jinhao Shark pen with an Extra Fine nib and in a TWSBI Vac Mini with a 1.1 stub and had no trouble. Even with an EF, the features of this ink (the slight bit of shading and the ridiculous shimmer) were distinguishable, and more than prevalent with the stub nib.

Benjamin O.
Exactly what I hoped for

Beautiful purple with loads of shimmer, even in fine nibbed pens. The actual color is, in my experience, lighter than the swab shown, but it's still REALLY beautiful.

Pretty, but doesn't flow very well

I like the color of the ink - it's very shimmery with a silver shimmer. The ink itself is a bit more mauve than it looks on my screen. I tested it with a Lamy Safari 1.1 nib, and it isn't flowing very well. I think the shimmer is clogging things up.

Not my most favourite colour

Good ink which behaves well. Just not the colour I was looking for.

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.