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Diamine Shimmering Set (Half Of The Line) Overview



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Hi everyone!

I've got a chance to review some of Diamine's new Shimmering inks line!
Huge thanks to Bureau Direct and Diamine!
http://www.cultpens.com/files/cp/imagelibrary/brands/product/diamine.jpg1b4a240.png
I could choose what I wanted to try, so I chose what interested me the most. 5 out of 10.
Hopefully there will be separate reviews by me too! :P

The pen I used is a Cerruti 1881 Zoom, with a really wet stub nib.
If the photos wouldn't show up, take a try here.
Prepare for the photo-flood!

First of all, here is a scan:
Tomoe River
http://kephost.com/images/2015/09/22/433dd91fa4cb551203d58c0397bf5269.jpg
Sorry for the mistakes there ^

http://kephost.com/images/2015/09/22/8f81e02515d4962efca72df14123969d.jpg

http://kephost.com/images/2015/09/22/6d5382135564c6e2fe555ea6aaa6f1e2.jpg

Separate close-ups:
Blue Pearl
http://kephost.com/images/2015/09/22/415f84cfbfd2c552b3f7733ffbe3d5bd.jpg

http://kephost.com/images/2015/09/22/f73ad7ceaf5322d2864e72bd3e14ce87.jpg

Shimmering Seas
http://kephost.com/images/2015/09/22/6cf099e7fb50573678aa039ba95bb6a1.jpg

http://kephost.com/images/2015/09/22/538b46ca95c9e6ebdba5f9f550408ca9.jpg

Brandy Dazzle
http://kephost.com/images/2015/09/22/e4555cf958e892eba9bf9a3c9e5e14c4.jpg

http://kephost.com/images/2015/09/22/f5ba0402d5d5a7e6a1a479be17a201ba.jpg

Pazzazz
http://kephost.com/images/2015/09/22/ebf0e43ae35bd310c6182e75acb1db42.jpg

http://kephost.com/images/2015/09/22/f39a065c1fe303d75ee47f45192d6d40.jpg

Blue Lightning
http://kephost.com/images/2015/09/22/29538a9acc9d87d4f8211c9a0083fd1a.jpg

http://kephost.com/images/2015/09/22/f66f7457d6b2eb86ab9b48eeeb95e3b5.jpg

http://kephost.com/images/2015/09/22/959ca25d8b0a807d95bd6703b5736da3.jpg

http://kephost.com/images/2015/09/22/bce72415782a055b0fd38d595e848c80.jpg

My personal favorites are the Brandy and the Lightning :wub:
Thank you so much for looking!

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:yikes: :wub: :thumbup: Attika, you have done wonders with these stunning inks! I love your beautiful handwriting and certainly look forward to your reviews! Thank you for the sheen shots, they are truly legendary.

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:yikes: :wub: :thumbup: Attika, you have done wonders with these stunning inks! I love your beautiful handwriting and certainly look forward to your reviews! Thank you for the sheen shots, they are truly legendary.

Thank you so much! :happy:

I got these today and I just had to do an overview right on. So basically about 2 hours after getting them in my hand, all this was on paper, done with one pen! I'm crazy... :lol:

Photos took a little longer though. Haha

 

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WOW!!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!.... Can't believe you did not choose Golden Sands.... :glare: .... Hoping you get that next. ;)

 

 

Love the pics.... Thanks Attila!!!! :D

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oh wow - drools in here as well !!!

:happy: :thumbup:

 

 

Thank you so much, Claudia!

As for the Gold Sands...

http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff512/nat_har/GIFS/SNL%20and%20The%20Lonely%20Island%20GIFS/sorry.gif

:lol: :P

Too much Saturday Night Live lately....

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Attila your turn-around is impressive!

So how about the other five?? ;)

 

Review, photos, penmanship all magnificient :)

 

Love it, love it, love it

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You know Attila... I really don't like you... :roller1:

 

 

I was only liking the Golden Sands.... but now, that Brandy Dazzle is calling my name..... :puddle: :puddle:

 

 

Augh...... I can't stay angry at you... ;) ... Just keep showing more of the shimmering inks ... :wub: :wub:

 

 

 

C.

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As I thought; a wide, wet nib brings out the best in these inks. Great review.

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Attila your turn-around is impressive!

So how about the other five?? ;)

 

Review, photos, penmanship all magnificient :)

 

Love it, love it, love it

Thank you so much!

I got soo excited, I had to do it right on :lol:

Really happy you like it! :happy:

 

You know Attila... I really don't like you... :roller1:

 

I was only liking the Golden Sands.... but now, that Brandy Dazzle is calling my name..... :puddle: :puddle:

 

Augh...... I can't stay angry at you... ;) ... Just keep showing more of the shimmering inks ... :wub: :wub:

 

C.

Glad to hear that! ;)

Both that you like the Brandy and that you are no longer angry :lol:

The Brandy is a really beautiful one for sure!

The other 5 are coming my way soon as it seems!!!

 

As I thought; a wide, wet nib brings out the best in these inks. Great review.

Thank you! :happy:

That's absolutely true! I'd add Tomoe River to the list too!

 

Shimmer me timbers! A lovely presentation of these inks. Looking forward to the 2nd course.

Thank you so much! Round two is coming soon! :thumbup:

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Well done! I'm hoping that the Goulets will offer a complete set in sample vials.

Until you ink a pen, it is merely a pretty stick. --UK Mike

 

My arsenal, in order of acquisition: Sailor 21 Pocket Pen M, Cross Solo M, Online Calligraphy, Monteverde Invincia F, Hero 359 M, Jinhao X450 M, Levenger True Writer M, Jinhao 159 M, Platinum Balance F, TWSBI Classic 1.1 stub, Platinum Preppy 0.3 F, 7 Pilot Varsity M disposables refillables, Speedball penholder, TWSBI 580 USA EF, Pilot MR, Noodler's Ahab 1.1 stub, another Preppy 0.3, Preppy EF 0.2, ASA Sniper F, Click Majestic F, Kaweco Sport M, Pilot Prera F, Baoer 79 M (fake Starwalker), Hero 616 M (fake Parker), Jinhao X750 Shimmering Sands M . . .

31 and counting :D

 

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Thanks for the preview Attila. I like the look of all of these, but it seems the shimmer really drops off after the first couple of lines. Any idea why that is?

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Thanks for the preview Attila. I like the look of all of these, but it seems the shimmer really drops off after the first couple of lines. Any idea why that is?

I'd say it has a lot to do with my filling method. As these arrived in sample vials, I had to use a syringe to fill the converter of the pen. Then of course pushed the ink with the piston to flood the feed. I only used just enough ink to flood the feed, so I didn't have to waste too much with cleaning.

I think with a regular fill, the shimmer will be a bit more consistent. Of course there will be more just after filling and after the pen rested a little.

But of course, mostly the same things are true for getting the shimmer as for getting the most sheen and/or shading. Going slower, more stops in your writing (printing especially), good paper and a pen with good wetness.

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Hey Attila! These inks are totally gorgeous! Where were you able to buy them?

Hi there!

I got the samples from Bureau Direct (UK) to do this review. These inks are only coming out in early October.

 

Btw, I'll post a similar thread about the other 5 inks of the line soon.

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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/smile/big-cheesy-smile-smiley-emoticon.gif

 

 

 

Got the other 5 samples!
A similar writeup will be up soon!

Until then, here is a little something for you:
http://kephost.com/images/2015/10/01/274745e6f6a56d1d38fc057ff31bd317.jpg

fpn_1481652911__bauerinkslogo03.jpg
**** BauerInks.ca ****

**** MORE.... Robert Oster Signature INKS ****

**** NICK STEWART - KWZI INKs TEST ****

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it's the illusion of knowledge." -Stephen Hawking,

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