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New Ink Review Diamine Shimmertastic Night Sky

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#1 Chrissy


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Posted 28 August 2015 - 06:27

Following on from my thread announcing the launch of Diamine Shimmertastic inks I am happy to post my reviews of them.


This one is Night Sky.  This ink is black with a great silver sheen


My reviews show you my experiences with these inks in several of my pens. I’ve experimented by having these inks in my pens for weeks, and have intermittently written with them to see how they start, and how they write. I must say I’m pleasantly surprised. I’ve experienced no feathering with any of them, and they have all behaved really well for me.


Diamine recommend that you gently agitate the bottle to mix the particles through the ink before filling your pen. They also recommend that you gently agitate your pen to mix the particles with the ink in your pen when starting a new writing session.


I recommend good FP maintenance when using ink that contains particles. I suggest you clean your pens out a little more frequently than you might do with normal ink.


These inks will come in 50ml glass bottles, and they have either gold or silver particles in them.



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Posted 28 August 2015 - 07:26

Hi Chrissy, thanks for the review.


Is the Night Sky ink more of a dark grey than a black?

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 14:00

This one doesn't grab me so much. I love J. Herbin Stormy Grey because I think the gold is a nice contrast. This silver looks a little flat to me.

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 14:41

I, on the other hand, LOVE the silver.  I don't generally like gray/black inks, but with silver shimmer?  sign me up!

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 15:14

I, on the other hand, LOVE the silver.  I don't generally like gray/black inks, but with silver shimmer?  sign me up!


Me too!

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Posted 28 August 2015 - 16:05

Nice pioneering review. I actually prefer the silver sheen to gold.


I hope Diamine will be very successful with this line.

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