Ink Review #221: Diamine Pink Glitz


It's the final day of pink week, so our sixth and final pink ink is Diamine Pink Glitz, from the 2016 Diamine Shimmertastic collection. I purchased my samples of ink from Goulet Pens.


The color:

Pink Glitz is a bright pink with gold shimmer.


There is a decent amount of gold shimmer, but I didn't notice any sheen.


Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 15 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: Low shading, no sheen, and gold shimmer. The shimmer is most visible in the flex nib (like most shimmer inks) and is a bit more sparse in the other nib sizes.

On 20 pound copy paper there was a little bit of feathering but other than that the ink behaved well. I also tried the flex nib on the cheapest paper I could find-a Mead lined notebook, and the ink bled and feathered.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Diamine Electric Pink, Diamine Pink Glitz, and Diamine Magenta Flash. All three of these are Diamine Shimmertastics, Electric Pink has silver shimmer, while Pink Glitz has gold shimmer. 


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Edison Nouveau Premier Seaglass on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.

The shimmer was strongest in the first line of the page, and then was very sparse until I rotated the pen again to redistribute the shimmer. 

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Overall, it's a well behaved ink. The shimmer is a bit sparse unless freshly rotated. I'm not usually crazy about gold shimmer, so I prefer inks with silver shimmer (if there has to be shimmer). The ink is a nice color, I do prefer it in the flex nib on white paper. Give it a try, you might love it.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.