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Diamine Have Brand New Bottles And Packaging

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#1 Chrissy

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 15:30

Diamine Inks now have brand new, 80ml glass ink bottles, and new packaging, that has been specially designed by Inkymole to go with the packaging that they used on their range of Shimmer inks. This packaging was created by Inkymole using Diamine inks and a fountain pen.  :)

 

The old 80ml bottles have been discontinued, because they are no longer available in sufficient quantity to satisfy demand, so Diamine had to find a new bottle. They took the opportunity of having their packaging for their new bottles redesigned at the same time.

 

The new bottles are the same basic shape but have studs or dots, not ridges, and although some of you may have already seen the new bottles, they have so far been issued during an interim period with original Diamine plastic caps, in the original Diamine grey and black boxes.

 

Some of these interim bottles have already been pictured and talked about on another forum, where many liked them, some referred to them as looking like Daleks. :D

 

Nevertheless, they are here to stay, and now they are launched in all of their new glory with their new gold caps and their new packaging:

 

The first thing you will notice is that the box is shorter.

The old box was 78mm high x 59mm wide x 59mm deep. The new box is 70mm high x 56mm wide x 56mm deep.

The design is completely different being black with gold splashes and writing. They also have a colour coded square label showing the ink inside the box.

 

The new bottles are virtually the same overall size as the old bottles, being a mere couple of mm taller overall. So the bottles now fit more snugly inside their boxes, making them less prone to bounce around. The new bottles also have more of a neck from the shoulders of the bottle. The bottle labels are the same shape but are redesigned and include a colour coded bar detailing the ink inside.

 

The caps are now gold coloured metal like some of the caps on the Shimmer inks bottles. They are less deep than the old plastic caps, and are smooth. I think they look very classy. I didn't find them at all slippery to unscrew and screw on.

 

Here are some pictures:

 

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 15:33

My favorite feature is the color coded section with the ink name! I have several that had the little tag on the top that are unreadable now!


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 15:41

Makes it look like they're vintage. I suppose that fits in nicely with their caption "ink makers since 1864"

 

The studs will make the bottle easier to grip.


Edited by Bluey, 27 July 2016 - 15:42.

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#4 Chrissy

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 15:50

My favorite feature is the color coded section with the ink name! I have several that had the little tag on the top that are unreadable now!

 

I agree with you. I have some of those too.  :)



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 16:05

EXTERMINATE!!!

#6 Chrissy

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 16:06

EXTERMINATE!!!

 

I knew there would be at least one.   :lol:



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 16:11

As I expressed dislike of these new bottles in another forum, I wonder if I'm the "regular antagonist" you refer to? If so, how funny.
Yes, I've always thought Diamine amongst the least aesthetic bottles on the market, and really do think the new bottles are ugly. The overly busy packaging design is not my taste either, however swirly & gold is a popular look.
Overall a thumbs down from me then, but it doesn't matter as I don't buy them anyway and taste is such an individual thing. Many will be happy with them. So plus ça change....

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 18:04

Why does Classic Green and Oxford Blue have gold caps?.... DO they have gold shimmer in them??   :unsure:

 

 

I actually think they are confusing...  They look like part of the shimmer line.    :huh:

 

 

I prefer the old ones.

 

 

 

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 18:07

Hmm, good and bad.

Good that the ink colour is now on the label.

Bad - they didn't seize the opportunity to come up with a bottle shape that is more user friendly when down to the last third of the bottle. A missed opportunity.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 18:14

I think the new design is classy and more appealing to customers. But actually it's more important what's inside the bottle, not the bottle itself.

Since I finish inks one by one I still can write a lot of letters with inks from my old diamine bottles.


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Posted 27 July 2016 - 18:24

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 18:31

Why does Classic Green and Oxford Blue have gold caps?.... DO they have gold shimmer in them??   :unsure:

 

 

I actually think they are confusing...  They look like part of the shimmer line.    :huh:

 

 

I prefer the old ones.

 

 

 

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Classic Green and Oxford Blue are just the two regular 80ml bottles I have. All of them will have gold caps and no they aren't part of the shimmer line. The Shimmer inks have Shimmer ink on them, and they aren't 80ml bottles like these.



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 18:34

Classic Green and Oxford Blue are just the two regular 80ml bottles I have. All of them will have gold caps and no they aren't part of the shimmer line. The Shimmer inks have Shimmer ink on them, and they aren't 80ml bottles like these.

 

 

I know...  I was just stating my thoughts.   I am pretty sure I won't be the only one who will find them confusing.  

 

 

 

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 18:40

Hmm, good and bad.

Good that the ink colour is now on the label.

Bad - they didn't seize the opportunity to come up with a bottle shape that is more user friendly when down to the last third of the bottle. A missed opportunity.

 

 

Good point VftL, the bottle design is a problem for large open nibbed pens when it is still 2/3 full. The narrow neck doesnt help either. Pity that Diamine didnt look at Parker, Waterman, MB and other designs.

 

If the bottle design means that the boxes are now filled there may be a risk of the neck of the bottle being broken when the bottles are stacked in trasit or storage, hope not!



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 19:01

I like the new bottles.

My opinion is that the Diamine bottles (old and new) are still WAY better than some of the other brands.

The broad neck is very nice. Some of the other brands fall short ( I'm looking at you J. Herbin )

The bottle is nice and stout and not overly tall like some other names (aurora and noodlers) so more of the inks volume is accessible easily from the neck, and less of a danger of tiny objects like converters falling through and disappearing beneath the surface of the liquid.

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The bottle is bottom heavy and not so easy to tip over.

There are corners where you can get the ink to pool when the gas level gets low. It's not as good as the little indentation at the bottom of the Iroshizuku bottles but it still works well.

These are all plus points about the Diamine bottles that make them one of my favorites.

Aesthetics and design likes and dislikes are totally a subjective matter. I liked the plainness of the old ones but the new ones aren't bad. The label on the bottle indicating the contents of the bottle is definitely a plus compared to the old where only the cap carries the name of the ink.

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 19:28

Almost all of my Diamine bottles have the dots, I thought it was standard, but mine have the old labels.  Really excited about the new labels, better that the name sticker on the old ones.



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 19:42

I think that the old boxes and labels were unattractive, I prefer the new ones, although there is still some room for improvement.  :) I appreciate the effort and the artistic skills of the author.



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 19:42

The bottle I'm neutral on, but the box and labels are a huge improvement. You can finally tell what's in the box/bottle!

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 20:08

Ugly bottle - but about time they put the color on the label.



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 20:09

Thank you for  the update Chrissy.

The bottle's not bad but the cap....?  Though I never keep boxes, the new Diamine box is a lot nicer looking than the old one.


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