Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How to Write with Shimmering Inks

If you've been in the fountain pen world for awhile, chances are you've come across some of the new shimmering inks. At, we currently carry two varieties: J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary inks and the Diamine Shimmertastic collection. Both types are regular fountain pen ink with added sparkle for that glittery effect that is incredibly unique.

Some fountain pen users are hesitant to use this type of ink because they are afraid of damaging their fountain pens. Additionally, there is a lot of misinformation and supposition floating around out there about these inks and their affect on nibs and feeds. We've got good news for you! Since all of this ink is created for fountain pens, it will not damage your pens. You will need to take a bit more care when cleaning them, however, so we'll go into more detail about that below. We want to do a little myth busting in this video, as well as let you in on the secrets to getting the most mileage out of your shimmering fountain pen ink.