Diamine is my ink company of choice for lots of reasons:
1 They have a huge range of colours - including shimmer inks.
2 The bottles come in 30ml or 80ml sizes
3 The 30ml bottles are under £3.00
4 They are made in the UK
The ones that float my 'pink' boat are these ones:
And as if that wasn't all splendid enough, Hope Pink raises money for Cancer Research when you buy it, so everybody wins!
I sent some questions off to Diamine about the ink. Diamine said: "Hope Pink was introduced in 2009. After the loss of a family member we thought it would be a nice idea to make a contribution to cancer research for each bottle we sold through our website.
"Sadly, Pink is not one of our most popular colours, but pleased to say, to date, we have accrued £864. We have taken the view that whichever is reached first, either the 10th Anniversary, or £1000 the cheque will be forwarded."
Isn't that a really worthwhile reason to buy a bottle of ink?! Well, I HAD to buy it.
I recently ordered a bottle of Hope Pink in 30ml and have been pootering around with it with my brand spanky new dip pen (thank you Ania!) and gosh - aren't dip pens fabulous?
Here's some pix: Well, there would have been pix if I hadn't lost my Sony Cybershot somewhere. Gutted.
Edit: Found camera in most unexpected place in the car! Here are pix:
Pink can be sweet and powderpuffy, but this is most definitely the sort of pink that kicks ass. If it was a flower, it would be a gerbera.
(Imagine pix of magnificently calligraphied alphabet, name, price, company, quick brown fox etc) :D
If you have a fountain-pen friend who needs a little hopeful pep in their pen, buy them a bottle of this.
What are you waiting for?