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About Diamine

Country: England

Diamine has been making fountain pen inks for over 150 years since 1864. Diamine has been successful creating inks using traditional formulas and methods in their production.

They relocated to Liverpool England in 1925 but has since been sold and is now located near the Aintree race course. Diamine continues to create the finest quality fountain pen inks, calligraphy inks and stamp pads.

Diamine inks have been used by many notable persons including his Serene Highness Prince Rainier III of Monaco and the Grimaldi family as a limited edition fountain pen and Presidents Obama and Medvedev who signed the nuclear arms treaty at Prague Castel. Also the special edition ink W.E.S Imperial Blue was introduced as a request for the 25th Anniversary for the Writing Equipment Society.

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Diamine Reviews

Bottled Ink(80ml)
This is a beautiful color!
Theresa
Tucson, AZ
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Bottled Ink(80ml)
This Syrah ink is a very nice purply marroon color with excellent, velvety flow and superior shading (as I often find with Diamine inks). I have it in two pens right now and both the F and the stub nib give interesting shading on Rhodia and Clairfontaine papers, and a very color-saturated line on cheaper papers but without feathering.
Patrick
Norwalk, CT
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Bottled Ink(80ml)
Great red ink
James s
Ruffin, NC
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Shimmering(50ml)
Beautiful ink and great service!
hanbo
HAYWARD, CA
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Bottled Ink(80ml)
The slow dry time causes some smears here and there, especially on the Clairefontaine paper I use. But the shading and the deep rich color are great.
Kyle
Westerville , OH
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Bottled Ink(80ml)
This has become my favorite of the blue inks. It really atds out well and has a beautiful color. I write by kerosene lamp light a lot and this takes on the most awesome appearance in the dim, flickering light.
Charlie
Olive Hill, KY
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Bottled Ink(30ml)
This is a beautiful ink and writes really well. I truly enjoy it. I do not care for the tiny opening for the top. It is difficult to get pen in to fill. It might be a good idea to have a spare bottle, cleaned and washed just for storing this ink in this size. It really works wonderfully, even on cheap paper.
Charlie
Olive Hill, KY
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Bottled Ink(30ml)
I use this ink to make notes or mark up documents. Great color and I would recommend.
Mike
Loveland, OH
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Bottled Ink(80ml)
I inked up when it arrived. I like the color--blue/black. This was the most prevalent color when I was young so it brought back a melancholic feeling as it flowed from the nib. Nice ink. Nice value.
Alfred
CHARLESTON, SC
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Shimmering(50ml)
I LOVE these inks. Extra flare with out a high price. Subtle glitter in some--the ink color/glitter combination really makes a difference. Cocoa shimmer is my ultimate favorite out of the colors I have (purple pazzazz, moondust, and blue flame). Next step will be to get some very fountain pen friendly notebooks to really enjoy these beauties.
Zenovia
Washington, DC
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Ink Cartridge(18pk)
Great color for us "blue ink" lovers. Seems to be of great quality.
Anita
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
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Bottled Ink(80ml)
I have the Blue-Black and Majestic Blue. 2 great blue/blue-black inks.
Sunny
St Paul, MN
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Bottled Ink(30ml)
Great fountain pen ink.
Mark
Phoenix, AZ
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Bottled Ink(80ml)
One of the most beautiful blue black fountain pen inks out there. It gives a deep turquoise black shading when dry and looks great on Clairefontaine paper journals. This is one of my favourite blue black inks.
Gerald
Coquitlam, BC
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Ink Cartridge(18pk)
Overall Diamine is my favorite brand of inks. They have a great selection of colors and perform well. I've never had any problem with any of the Diamine colors I've used in any of my pens. I usually use bottled inks and a converter, but I have one pen that is too small for a converter. These work very well in it. These are international standard size cartridges which many fountain pens accept. Some brands, however, only take their brand and size of cartridge and converter. As long as these fit your particular brand of pen, I recommend them without reservation. They are reasonably priced, too. I bought the Imperial Purple which I like.
June K
Newnan, GA
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Shimmering(50ml)
Love this fountain pen ink and who could resist with this great price!
Theresa
Tucson, AZ
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Ink Cartridge(18pk)
Really nice color, like the leaves in Fall.
Lynn
Brooklyn , NY
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Shimmering(50ml)
Diamine is one of my favorite ink brands, and I love using these shimmer colors. I've used Magical Forest, Night Sky, and Red Lustre on my Christmas cards and envelopes, using pens with 1.1 mm stub nibs. I recently also ordered Blue Pearl and it has become an instant favorite. The silver shimmer is very consistent in a Pilot Metropolitan with a Plumix M stub nib. I plan to use this ink for special notes throughout the year; it's just a beautiful ink. I do shake the bottle to mix in the sparkles before inking my pens, and I gently agitate the pen from time to time as I'm writing. I've used these shimmer inks for two Christmases and have had no problems when cleaning them from my pens. They are well behaved inks and the shimmer adds just a bit of uniqueness to your writing. I plan to order one of the newest set of shimmer colors as well when I can make up my mind which color.

Pen Chalet's price is the best I've found, and the shipping was extremely fast.
June K
Newnan, GA
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Bottled Ink(80ml)
I love this ink, its color and the way it flows from my FP nibs and dries quickly with absolutely no feathering. Its color is also a nice match for my Delta MOMO design Alumina FP.
Norman
Stony Point, NY
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overall rating 2.5 out of 5
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Ink Cartridge(18pk)
Diamine--one of the most reliable ink brands as their product is very unlikely to cause ink-related fountain pen problems!
Howard
Saint Petersburg, FL
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Bottled Ink(80ml)
This was a "no brainer" for me since I have used the Ancient Copper cartridges. Liked them so much I had to have the bottled version. Vibrant color with great shading. It is not one of those weak colors but is strong and bold and makes a really nice statement. Try it and I am sure you will like it. I have not experienced any of the clogging that some folks talk about but I don't usually leave a pen unused for long periods of time so if you do just clean the pen periodically.
Alberta
Croton on Hudson, NY
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Bottled Ink(30ml)
In case you're wondering, this is a plastic bottle, so if you're traveling and need to take ink with it would be perfect sealed inside a plastic bag.
Cassandra
Tampa, FL
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Bottled Ink(30ml)
I'm probably biased because I love purple, and as a newbie, I don't have anything to compare this ink to but I love the color and how the ink writes. It is smooth and fast drying. No complaints. I will be buying more from this brand. Ranked 4, not because of anything wrong, but because i know that I do not know much about bottled ink generally.
Zenovia
Washington, DC
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Shimmering(50ml)
I really like this ink. The gold flecks are cool. I'm new to this stuff so I don't know much but this ink great.
Marc
Kildeer, IL
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Bottled Ink(30ml)
I have tried a number of grey inks and did not want to go with anything that could potentially leave a residue in my pens. This is a rich, dark grey and flows well. Drying time is not fast but good enough for me as a right handed person. I bought the 30ml to see if I liked it and will now buy the full size. Pen Chalet did a great job with shipping - it was fast and well packed.
Alberta
Croton on Hudson, NY
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