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Diamine Have Brand New Bottles And Packaging

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#121 smiorgan


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 11:37

I don't like any of the new packaging, aside from the 30 ml bottles which are an improvement but will need decanting anyway. The old bottle was elegant and understated, the new one is garish with the combination of gold cap, pips and the new label with gold on black.


Also saying "it's the ink that matters" is disingenuous. Everything about the FP hobby is tactile and aesthetic, otherwise we'd all be writing with black ink in unbranded pens with IPG nibs on copier paper.

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 11:49

Having handled the new bottles while I was on vacation in the frozen north a few weeks ago, albeit a black cap rather than gold, I kinda like them. I didn't find the cap more difficult to open than the old caps and kind of appreciate that I could get better purchase on the cap to open it.

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Posted 16 September 2016 - 20:52

I was wondering why the store I usually order my inks from was all out of Diamine stock. When the inks finally came back, they had new bottles and labels, so I guess there was a transitional period during which Diamine wasn't able to ship to all retailers. Anyway, my thoughts on the new design are as follows:


More than anything, I got used to the ridges on the old glass bottles, so the new bubbles are something I'll just have to get used to as well. In other words, I don't really care either way, because on the practical side of things, the bottles are identical. Truth be told, I'm usually buying the plastic bottles. Diamine manufactures so many colours, and their plastic bottles are great samples. Enough ink to write with, low enough price for a decent size sample.


One thing I'm glad is gone are those small labels with colour names. It's great to finally have a coloured stripe with the name on it on the label itself.


There's something I'm puzzled by, though. The old label and packaging design was uninspired, to say the least. The new one is better, but it seems like something they've re-purposed from the Shimmertastic line. The label isn't rectangular, yet, the main logo is, leaving empty spaces on the sides, filled with ink blots.


Also, I'm kind of bothered by "Fountain Pen Inks by Diamine Inks". The second use of "Inks" feels redundant, and reminds me of those Marc Jacobs labels.

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 21:22

I like the new bottle design, and the packaging is much better.

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