I've heard that the release date for these new inks is 4th November; Fountain Pen Day, so I'm posting separate reviews for them on here. I assume they will come in the same type of bottles as the previous set of shimmer inks, but I haven't seen the retail bottles yet.
- Currently I only have samples that Diamine very kindly sent me to test, and to review 'if I wanted to', but I've noticed that my samples don't need much shaking to mix the particles in, and the pens need very little shaking once they are filled.
- Generally speaking, I found all 12 of these new shimmer inks to be wetter than all of the other shimmer inks I have used.
- I have had these inks in these pens for over 2 weeks now. Every pen/ink combination has started straight away without a problem, and I have experienced no stopping or skipping.
- Some take longer to dry than others, and a couple just soaked into the paper straight away. The most saturated inks will show through and bleed through on cheap paper.
- None of them are waterproof inks.
Diamine Shimmer Golden Oasis is a bright green ink that is darker than Diamine Kelly Green. It's a reasonably well saturated ink with gold shimmer. The gold shimmer shows up really easily. I used a Parker Sonnet Moonbeam that has a M nib and I had no trouble seeing the excellent gold effect. This ink feels quite wet, and takes a little longer to dry than some. I have regularly used this Parker Sonnet with shimmer inks, but this one was the wettest that I have tried in this pen.