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Buy 3 Fountain Pen Inks, Get The 4th Free (30ml Ink from $13.95 + Free Domestic Shipping) @ Van Dieman's Inks

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Here's one for the ink fiends amongst us. Tassie's own ink maker, Van Dieman's Inks, are celebrating after a shortage of 30ml bottles they had for a while and giving you a free bottle of ink when you purchase 3 bottles. No code required, the deal applies to both 30ml & 50ml bottles and to all of their ranges on inks. This will also net you free domestic shipping as it will be well over the $30 minimum, our international friends will need to spend over $100 to get the same.

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    Good ink.

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    Ah damn, I've just bought a bunch of Diamine Inks, I'm wondering if I should just buy some of these now at this price instead of waiting a month or two before adding more to the collection. Any reviews on particular colours anyone?

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      What do you use it for? I've only bought two from them, Pepperberry and Hanging Lake as I wanted some deep blue-blacks. Both flow nicely through my pen and I haven't had any feed problems, even with the highly variable temperatures here in Tasmania, and I'm not getting any nib creep. The only issue I find is they can feather a bit on some very porous papers, but on a really smooth paper like Rhodia there's no feathering that I can detect. Colours are pretty intense, no idea how fast they are as everything I write is mostly jotted down and not kept for later. I haven't seen any reviews yet but I imagine a quick web search should fix that.

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        Ooohhh I do like a nice blue black, I thought I'd never go back to lighter or normal blues until I bought my first fountain pen ink, Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku, I fell in love straight away haha. That Hanging Lake looks gorgeous, a really blue blue-black, most are too black for my liking as I like that bit of blue to show off that it's something unique.
        They're just in cheapie, clear eyedropper fountain pens from AliExpress, I wanted to try a bunch of colours before commiting to one in a nice pen, and I love being able to see the ink in the pen.
        I think I'll pick up a few, starting with Hanging Lake.

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          Oooohhh…watch out, inks can be a real slippery-slope. You keep telling yourself you can stop any time you want to, then all of a sudden you count the bottles and realise you've stashed more ink than you'd ever reasonably use in a single lifetime. Your head will resolve to stop buying more, and your heart will say, "But, they're so nice, and the colours are so pretty! Besides, we don't have that colour in the collection yet."

          Oops…I said that out loud, didn't I? ;-)

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            @Chazzozz: I've only ever bought inks from Officeworks. The post/price encouraged me to try something different. Thank you for your Hanging Lake recommendation.

            These are the other 3 I went with.

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              @reyals: I really like how they’re quite affordable and, more importantly, locally made. If you’re interested in shimmering inks and like the idea of supporting Australian makers then check out Robert Oster Inks, which are made in SA. They’re a touch more expensive, but the range is bigger and I can personally attest to the quality of them.

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    what are highlight must try inks from this company ? I've only got 2 inks from Waterman Havana Brown & Waterman Serenity Blue.

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    Ummmm…all of them? ;-)

    That's a hard question to answer as everyone's taste is different. Like I said above, I'm into deep blue-blacks so I bought the two darkest ones they make and been really happy with them. Hanging Lake is especially nice with a super-dark quality that has enough blue to make it not-quite-black. Pepperberry has a slight purple tinge to it that makes it a tiny shade lighter, but it's still pleasing to my eye. Each of their ranges has a theme, so pick one that appeals and check out the online swatches to see if anything catches your interest.