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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 Enchanted Ocean is a blue-black ink that is similar to Diamine Twilight in that it leans a little towards the green end of the colour spectrum. It's a well saturated ink with silver shimmer. The silver shimmer shows up quite easily. I used a Waterman Man 200 that has a M nib and I had no trouble seeing the silver effect. This ink is quite wet.

The first picture is a scanned review form, and the second is a photo. These have been adjusted with Photoshop to get the colour you see to look as close as possible to the actual ink colour.

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What's this look like after a day or three, in a good Blue Black changes color, mostly with in a day or so, as Richard said.

Would the shading still be there?

 

Bhavna's didn't come out having Blue Pearl here instead.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

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Seeing the photos of these inks on the 2017 ink review photos made me search for reviews of this ink. Look at that gorgeous color and the nice water resistance! On my to-buy list now. Thank you for this review.

 

Although I do wonder if the dark lines left behind after the water test were due to the test paper being more absorbent compared to the paper in this review of the same ink:

http://blog.andersonpens.com/thinkthursday-diamine-shimmertastic-enchanted-ocean/

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What's this look like after a day or three, in a good Blue Black changes color, mostly with in a day or so, as Richard said.

Would the shading still be there?

 

Bhavna's didn't come out having Blue Pearl here instead.

 

This is a dark ocean type green leaning blue-black and is nothing like Blue Pearl. The blue-black reference is because it looks closer to Twilight Blue and other green leaning blue-black inks than it does to a straightforward dark green ink

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Seeing the photos of these inks on the 2017 ink review photos made me search for reviews of this ink. Look at that gorgeous color and the nice water resistance! On my to-buy list now. Thank you for this review.

 

Although I do wonder if the dark lines left behind after the water test were due to the test paper being more absorbent compared to the paper in this review of the same ink:

http://blog.andersonpens.com/thinkthursday-diamine-shimmertastic-enchanted-ocean/

You're welcome :)

 

It comes out lighter on some papers. My paper is very thick at 100gsm and has a very smooth surface that has little absorbency

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I've never been interested in shimmering inks- I ordered about 40 ink samples and didn't realize I ordered Enchanted Ocean. Or maybe it was a bonus, or maybe it was a fulfillment mistake. Anyway, fired it into my L2K without knowing what it was and it's kind of fun. But I'm a little worried it might clog the pen.

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I think I prefer nemosine blue snowball nebula, that ink has bonkers shimmer and still somehow flows beautifully, you turn the page and the ink goes from dark blue to solid silver.

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Anyway, fired it into my L2K without knowing what it was and it's kind of fun. But I'm a little worried it might clog the pen.

 

Don't worry, it should be fine after flushing. -_-

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Don't worry, it should be fine after flushing. -_-

Yeah had some glitter mixed in with my next fill of standard ink, but two swaps down the road and its all good. I think. Still working through samples do for all I know its half clogged and my samples dont suck.

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Bhavna's didn't come out as Enchanted Ocean....what popped up instead was having Blue Pearl here instead of Enchanted Ocean. So his review don't count....wrong ink listed.

German vintage '50-70 semi-flex stubs and those in oblique give the real thing in On Demand line variation. Modern Oblique is a waste of money for a shadow of line variation. Being too lazy to Hunt for affordable vintage oblique pens, lets you 'hunt' for line variation instead of having it.

RIP...200's once great nib, now a double ball.:crybaby::wallbash:

 

The cheapest lessons are from those who learned expensive lessons. Ignorance is best for learning expensive lessons.

 

 

 

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Bhavna's didn't come out as Enchanted Ocean....what popped up instead was having Blue Pearl here instead of Enchanted Ocean. So his review don't count....wrong ink listed.

 

This ink reviewed here is Enchanted Ocean. :)

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