Diamine Shimmertastic Magenta Flash
Get your writing done in a jiff with Diamine Shimmertastic Magenta Flash.
If you like your writing to have some pop and pizzazz then you’ll love Diamine Magenta Flash. The ink is a beautiful magenta with a generous amount of silver shimmer. Shimmertastic ink comes in a round and tall 50ml glass bottle. With a small opening, the bottle can be difficult to fill from, but for most pens, it’s not an issue. This review was done with a Pilot Prera F, Lamy Safari B and on Rhodia blank No. 18 paper.
Magenta Flash is an aptly named color that has silver shimmering particles suspended in it. In a fine nib, the ink writes in a uniform magenta color. With a broad nib, one gets more shading which introduces more colors. At its lightest, the ink is a bright fuchsia pink. This then shades to a magenta that then shades to a dark pinkish plum. The silver shimmer particles do a nice job of catching the light without overpowering the color of the ink.
Shimmertastic inks have the same great properties that most of the Diamine inks enjoy. Magenta Flash has good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. While the ink is fairly saturated, its dry times are still good at 20-30 seconds. Generally, shading is low, but in a broad nib the ink displays a nice range of color. Water resistance is low, but it does leave behind a ghost image of the letters in silver shimmer particles. Clean up is moderate just because it can take a little extra work to remove all the shimmer particles from the feed.
Magenta Flash is fun color that works well for all non-work related writing. The ink is easily legible making it perfect for adding a little flair to your journaling or everyday notes. The shimmer is only noticeable when it catches the light so the ink isn’t overly showy.
As with any ink review, the pen, paper and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the color for you.
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