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Diamine 30ml Ink (5-Pack)

Diamine 30ml Ink (5-Pack)

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No Diamine Marine?
I like Midnight a lot. It's a good Blue-Black that leans towards a dark blue.
I'm a blue-black ink guy, and like prussian blue color, but it's a bit unsaturated. I also find prussian blue a bit dry. What would you suggest? Is Denim any good ?
arda
I like Midnight a lot. It's a good Blue-Black that leans towards a dark blue.
Of all the inks I’ve tried, all my Diamine inks continue to be the stand-outs. Always consistent good writing ink in a variety of pens. Very happy to see a repeat of this 5 bottle drop to add to my collection. These usually sell for $7.50 a bottle or $37.50 for a set of 5, meaning this drop is an excellent savings, love it!
Here’s what I’m picking up this time around:
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I wish Massdrop would update the ink selections. It looks like they still haven’t added some of the new colors added over the past year, like Earl Grey.
It would be even better if they could procure some of the European exclusives, such as skull and roses or November rain. Diamine makes a whole lot of new inks, but this drop’s variety is getting stale.
Somehow I find the colours really alluring...
This is almost twice the price of Cult Pens. lots of their stuff is cheaper. they have international free shipping over some total amount
itzhakishahar
Shipping to the US is free with a purchase over £70 - about $92.00! Otherwise add £10 shipping...about $13.00
cd55
yes but you are not giving out the money... It is not like you pay $93 for 5 Diamine ink bottles. Most western pens and inks are cheaper through EU retailers than via US retailers. Fill the gap by buying other products that you probably would have bought here spontaneously otherwise. For example: a Lamy Safari costs ≈$15.8 in Cult Pens instead of almost 29$ in US stores; a Herbin ink bottle costs ≈$7.8 there instead of $12 in the US. The competition in pen related commerce is stuck in the US, prices are usually frozen and matched between competitors automatically; prices, when they change, goes only up, never down. Buying pens from abroad will stir life into this market. Patriotism is not a parameter for me when choosing my pen source as there is no pen store in my country, so I only go for the best prices, while accepting to pay more for retailers that support the pen community (sponsoring reviewers or producing content).
my previous order:
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the previous drop hasn't shipped yet, yall already doing another drop??
CalvinLimuel13
And it looks like there are more color selections this time.
Autumn oak is a very nice shading ink.
garychen
I'm going to include an Autumn Oak, ty for the tip!
My first ink ever was diamine asa blue. Happily using Iroshizuku primarily now with 1 bottle of sailor black. Tried noodlers for its colors but was disappointed it was so runny. Looking forward to writing with these inks again.
Which is closest to black out of these? eclipse, midnight, twilight or jet black
psdnc
jet black, the other three are dark blues. see the ink images from JetPens accessed via this page: https://www.jetpens.com/Diamine-Jet-Black-Ink-30-ml-Bottle/pd/13587
(personally, I really like trying out Goulet's 2 mL ink samples before buying bottles, but I'm in the US so buying inks from JetPens or Goulet might not make sense for you.)
I love Diamine ink and would be all over this drop if you offered cartridges instead of bottled ink. All I ever manage to do with bottled ink is make a huge mess.
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How about no? Does no work for you? I want cartridges.,.
DWoody
Works very well.
So Massdrop what is up with my order. Per your email.....
Due to an unexpected delay, these orders may ship later than the original estimated ship date. Our apologies for any inconvenience. If we find that the drop is going to be delayed by more than 30 days, we will let you know. If you would prefer to cancel your order, please contact Community Support using the “Contact Support” button on your transactions page and our Community Support Team will be able to help cancel your order up until it is ready for shipment.
I reached out to cancel my order. No response, no info on status, no confirmation of my cancelation???????
For the drop ending in March 2018, my drop was shipped on time and received on April 20.
Extremely happy with this drop. The bottle neck is small, but I can deal with it. I much prefer a smaller bottle and sample a wider variety of colors. I've purchased Earl Grey in the past (LOVE IT), and have sampled others as well. After this drop, I have become a solid fan of Diamine inks as they are inexpensive and perform extraordinarily well in my pens (the only Diamine ink I am not a fan of so far is Registrars, which is not part of this drop).
My order: Eau de Nil, Majestic Blue, Sargasso Sea, Sherwood Green, Kelly Green
So, these have actually been sent out? Or some of them?
Mine arrived yesterday. Absolutely beautiful. I will post a photo of my initial test page soon.
What is the latest on expected ship date, now that it is delayed?
Yesterday, after reading GonzoTGreat's comments below, I ordered 10 30 ml bottles (woo hoo!) at CultPens in the UK for $41.72 shipping and tracking included. Massdrop is not always right on the money. Love Diamine inks!
Sxd123
awww wish I had seen this comment. I will look at cultpens next time. Meanwhile I ordered: -green black -ancient copper -light green -damson -eclipse
Not a fan of these wimpy little bottles, but I will say Diamine is one of my favorite brands of ink. Have lots of colors and like 'em all. Compatible with old pens (and I mean before you were born, old) and new pens--they don't clog up and the formulas won't harm your pen's internals (like some New England-based brands occasionally do--and you know who you are!). I'm partial to all the blues, but you will like whichever you chose--I promise.
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You are safe with most of the name brand inks, especially if you're buying them from reliable Pen stores (or most of what I've seen on MD). There are several flavors of older ink that were problematic--Parker made a nice ink years back that ended up staining every pen you filled with it--they changed the formula afterwards. Noodler's Baystate Blue dissolved to feeds on a couple of my Lamy pens. There are other Noodler colors that have a bad rap, but none that I've personally experienced. Plenty of good info on the major Pen Forum sites--lots of people do tests on Youtube. You'll certainly be safe with this drop.
RayF
Thanks for the reply!
I got mine last weekend.
Has anyone heard anything about this drop? I haven’t had any updates since I initially got in this drop last month.
jcr41g
I received an email with this message: "Due to an unexpected delay, these orders may ship later than the original estimated ship date. Our apologies for any inconvenience. If we find that the drop is going to be delayed by more than 30 days, we will let you know. "
I'm in! I chose... Amethyst Blue Oxblood Blue Black Merlot Green Black ...I haven't tried these colors before so it will be fun to test drive them!
I didn’t see the new earl grey ink in the list. Is that available?
JKnepper
Doesn't look like it. I was disappointed, too.
Got my ink today, love the ink HATE the little bottle, overflows without much provocation at all. However the ink it really good. so use a paper towel under the bottle when filling those pens!
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Eau de Nil is Eau de Best.
DonnieDelaware
Definitely. It's such a beautiful ink.
Any update on the shipping for the most recent drop? Looks like the order was sent to vendor but nothing since.
trom2k
Sorry about the delay on this drop. Our warehouse has been doing an inventory count that has taken longer than expected. Unfortunately, that has resulted in a delay getting drops out the door. We're looking to ship out these inks asap this week. Thanks for your patience!
UPDATED @ 9:00pm on Thursday, August 31, 2017: Added basic info about CONUS retailers and amended/clarified my sentiments about the drop. This is my last update for this round. If I do so again, it will be for a future drop and I will refer to this post at that time.
Hi folks.
I thought I'd do a comprehensive price comparison on this one, because:
1. I'm due for some more ink within the next month or 3 2. I'm curious what everyone is charging these days (including USA retailers) 3. This is great ink and I want everyone to be able to get the best value* for their money. (*= "value" is often seen subjectively. It isn't always straight price, but can also include ease of ordering, speed of shipment, etc.). 4. How all of these compares with Massdrop's currently advertised price. 5. I'm curious if MD can negotiate a better price.
This might end up as a lengthy post. I'll include links and references where I can. I live in CONUS, so this post will be CONUS-centric, but I'll note world-wide shipping when I can.
1. Current Massdrop price is $23.99. Is this with or without shipping included and, if included, to where?
2. Cult Pens (UK retailer): £1.96 w/o VAT for each 30ml. Shipping is £10 flat unless you go over 2 kilos. Exchange rate is $1.29 = £1.00. Total for 5 is: £1.96 x 1.29 £/$ = $12.64 + $12.90 for shipping (5-7 days according to their website) = $25.54 (with shipping from UK to almost anywhere, I think).
3. Retailers (online and brick & mortar): if you live in CONUS and you're interested in getting 1,2,5,10+ of the 30 ml. bottles from a retail outlet here, the price will be much more than joing this drop. In this particular case, joining the drop would make sense.
To be honest, this deal isn't terrible. It's fine. It's great ink at a fair price, IMO. If you don't want to deal with Cult Pens or Diamine directly, this is the next best thing.
Please note, I'm calling this stuff as I (and others) see it. As is probably obvious, I LIKE Massdrop. As time permits, I comment on topics and drops. If you want to join this drop, please do. I just want people to have as much info as reasonably possible.
As i intimated earlier, I hope Massdrop continues to have this drop in rotation and can negotiate a better deal next time.
That's all for the drop ending early September, 2017.
Hope this helps.
Cheers.
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ps. In all seriousness, if people find the "hidden humor" offensive or inappropriate in any way for inclusion in my periodic posts, I shall delete it and (most) other attempts at humor (except stuff that originates from my own mind like puns, alliteration, language-based humor, etc).
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Nope. You just click on join drop and it'll show you. You don't actually have to join the drop if you click on it. It takes you to a checkout page where you can see shipping costs and all the options, etc. and then you can just close the window instead of joining.
TanvirK175
Okay.
But that's still a drag about the extra shipping cost. Just checking Cult Pens, we have a cheaper and faster alternative for those in CONUS and U.K.
Also a shame Massdrop wasn't more upfront about the shipping cost. They often include the shipping cost in the primary description of the drop.
So far, I can't recommend this drop. Perhaps they'll be able to negotiate a better price next time.
As as for the ink: love it. I have 4-6 Diamine colors in regular use right now.
Now this is quite nice. I travel often, and bringing glass bottles of fountain pen ink on luggage has always made me nervous. This is a good solution.
I just have to check to make sure the price is decent, but if so I'm going for it.
Bombenhagel
Having already compared, the price difference of ordering from Massdrop and ordering directly from Diamine, you only pay about $1-2 more through Diamine. However, that's without paying for tracking so if you don't mind waiting longer, Massdrop will at least put you at ease with tracking instead of blindly hoping it makes it to your doorstep.
Personally, I ordered from Diamine because I wanted more than 5 but less than 10, so even with paying for tracking, I ended up saving about $10 ordering 8 bottles from Diamine directly with the added tracking, instead of ordering 10 from Massdrop and having to choose 2 more, which wouldn't exactly have been tough given the vast selection.
Just FYI for those waiting on the May delivery, my package (shipped 7/6/2017 ) arrived today (from Folcroft PA to Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Good luck with your packages!
Also ordered in May and haven't received the ink. Very little communication about when we might expect it. I know Massdrop doesn't charge you until they ship the package, but I wish there was a way to cancel the order.
trdruber
The ink's weren't supposed to ship until July 3. I got an email on June 30 saying the order from the vendor wasn't scheduled to arrive until July 5 and we'd be getting an update on July 7. Still not happy but the order may only be a few days behind schedule. I'm learning with Massdrop you place an order and then just forget about it until it arrives at your doorstep. Even without delays the lead-time for delivery is often 1-2 months. Although , in MD's defense, I ordered a stainless Lamy 2000 at the end of June and it's already shipped.