Van Dieman's Inks - The Complete Collection

Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Azure Kingfisher - Shimmer Ink
Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Azure Kingfisher - Shimmer Ink
Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Azure Kingfisher - Shimmer Ink
Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Azure Kingfisher - Shimmer Ink

Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Azure Kingfisher - Shimmer Ink

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The color was inspired by the stunningly beautiful Tasmanian Azure King Fisher, whose plumage is a remarkably entrancing blue with a unique deep red sheen, while his breast has golden fiery orange tones. This complex and multifaceted ink was built to replicate all the beauty in the kingfisher’s coat, with shades from light aqua, to teal green and dark royal blue, and a golden shimmer that plays with the light to create greenish tones, all bordered by a vibrant red sheen. This ink is decadent, eye-catching and a true delight to write with.

Van Dieman's Wilderness Series is ten fountain pen inks inspired by the majestic, beautiful and ofttimes humbling wonders that await in the Tasmanian wilds. As an extension of our original Van Dieman's Colours of Tasmania, and as a series unto itself, we created the Wilderness Series to encapsulate the natural colours of this awe-inspiring and untouched southern land. Try the other inks in this series:

  • Azure Kingfisher (Shimmer)
  • Black-Tongue Spider Orchid
  • Devil's Kitchen
  • Eucalyptus Regnans
  • Federation Peak
  • Firetail Finch
  • Hanging Lake
  • Hastings Caves (Shimmer)
  • Huon Pine
  • Spotted Sun Orchid

 

  • This is a 30ml bottle of Dye Based Ink
  • This ink is suitable for dip pens, brushwork and all fountain pens

 

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Van Dieman's The Midnight Series Blackened Seas - Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's The Midnight Series Blackened Seas - Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's The Midnight Series Blackened Seas - Fountain Pen Ink

Van Dieman's The Midnight Series Blackened Seas - Fountain Pen Ink

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Blackened Seas This blue-black ink has mottled green tones and a dark red sheen. Inspired by Louie and Claudia’s travels on the nocturnal Mediterranean, in the ‘94 film Interview with the Vampire.

Van Dieman's Midnight Series are eight fountain pen inks inspired by the dark and sombre hues that come out when the sun has gone away. Try the other inks in this series:

  • Midnight Sky
  • Enchanted Woods
  • Sailor's Delight
  • Twilight Mist
  • Howl at the Moon
  • Enchanted Woods
  • Eclipse

 

  • This is a 30ml bottle of Dye Based Ink
  • This ink is suitable for dip pens, brushwork and all fountain pens

 

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Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Bass Strait Cobalt Blue
Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Bass Strait Cobalt Blue
Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Bass Strait Cobalt Blue

Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Bass Strait Cobalt Blue

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Van Dieman's Bass Strait Cobalt Blue is a deep and stormy ink, with much to say about the treacherous waves that separate the two islands of this southern land. The Bass Strait, with a dark and tumultuous reputation, gives its hue to this ink, which is somewhat darker and deeper than most blues, with even a hint of indigo-violet. Guaranteed not to clog or clot, you will be very happy with this salty little bottle of turbulence.

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Van Dieman's Underwater: Parrot Fish - Shimmer Ink
Van Dieman's Underwater: Parrot Fish - Shimmer Ink
Van Dieman's Underwater: Parrot Fish - Shimmer Ink

Van Dieman's Underwater: Parrot Fish - Shimmer Ink

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Van Dieman's Underwater is the 7th series from Van Dieman’s Ink. Inspired by the Flora, Fauna, regions and mystery of the ocean, this collection of sixteen fountain pen and shimmer inks contains some of our most unique and experimental inks to date. 

The Parrot Fish is one of the most colourful fish imaginable that live in our oceans, and it was the inspiration for this bright and bubbly ink. This ink has a perfect turquoise base colour and a vibrant purple shimmer.

30ml Box

50ml Box

  • This is a bottle of Dye Based Shimmer Ink Ink
  • This ink is suitable for dip pens and brushwork
  • Check your fountain pen manufacturer for compatibility with shimmer inks
  • Shake bottle before use
  • This ink has particulate matter - exercise extreme care and maintenance when using in a fountain pen, and flush regularly.

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Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Devil Black
Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Devil Black
Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Devil Black

Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Devil Black

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Van Dieman's Devil Black is a rich and decadent midnight black with royal purplish hues in bright light, just like our own Tassie Devil. This ink really bites the page and flows sumptuously from nib to paper. Guaranteed not to clog or clot, you will be very happy with this scary little bottle of attitude. 

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Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Black-Tongue Spider Orchid (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Black-Tongue Spider Orchid (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Black-Tongue Spider Orchid (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Black-Tongue Spider Orchid (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink

Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Black-Tongue Spider Orchid (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink

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Reformulated and Improved

We have reformulated the entire Wilderness Series, utilizing new technology and higher quality ingredients, keeping the same beautiful colours, inspired by Tasmania's majestic wilds. All our reformulated inks now contain a minimum of 95% Australian ingredients and are, as ever, handmade in micro batches in Launceston Australia. Our reformulated inks now have better flow, less feathering and bleeding, and higher quality dyes. We have also minimized the number and quantity of additional chemicals added, and all our dyes and additives are approved for food and cosmetics. Give your pen a try of the new reformulated Wilderness Series.

Black-Tongue Spider Orchid

This color was inspired by the exotic and enticing Black tongue spider orchid (Caladenia caudata). Tasmania’s orchids are some of the most beautiful in the world this species is found only in Tasmania. The Black Tongue Spider Orchid, with a gorgeous shade from black to deep magenta, is under conservation and listed as vulnerable due to agricultural expansion and disturbance in burning in certain regions.

Van Dieman's Wilderness Series is ten fountain pen inks inspired by the majestic, beautiful and ofttimes humbling wonders that await in the Tasmanian wilds. As an extension of our original Van Dieman's Colours of Tasmania, and as a series unto itself, we created the Wilderness Series to encapsulate the natural colours of this awe-inspiring and untouched southern land. Try the other inks in this series:

  • Azure Kingfisher (Shimmer)
  • Black-Tongue Spider Orchid
  • Devil's Kitchen
  • Eucalyptus Regnans
  • Federation Peak
  • Firetail Finch
  • Hanging Lake
  • Hastings Caves (Shimmer)
  • Huon Pine
  • Spotted Sun Orchid

 

  • This is a 30ml bottle of Dye Based Ink
  • This ink is suitable for dip pens, brushwork and all fountain pens

 

Ink Data

Surface Tension: 44.2mN/m


What is this?Surface Tension affects the flow of an ink through a pen, and how quickly it is absorbed into paper. Ink with a high surface tension generally flows and dries slowly, while a low surface tension causes faster flow and dry time, but can cause ink to gush, and also feather or bleed. Water has a surface tenstion of 72mN/m. Most inks are in the range of 40-60mN/m



pH: 7.6


What is this?The pH of an ink defines it's alkalinity or acidity. The pH is important for the dye in the ink to achieve the correct colour. Inks with a pH between 6.5 and 8.5 are generally neutral and safe to use in all pens.



Saturation: Low to Moderate


What is this?The saturation of an ink is the percentage of pure dye content in the mix. Generally but not always, higher saturation increases sheening and decreases shading, while also improving flow wetness but causing slower drying time. Very light inks can have as little as 2% dye content, while extremely saturated inks have upwards of 20%.



Sheen: None


What is this?The sheen of an ink is the secondary, often shiny colour that appears when the ink is swatched heavily or pools in script. The sheen colour depends on the specific dyes in the ink, while the intensity depends on the saturation of dye. Some inks will never sheen, while some will sheen on almost any paper in any amount.



Shading: Moderate to High


What is this?Shading is an ink's ability to create a range of different tones, from light to dark, depending on how heavily it wets the page. Generally but not always, inks with a lower saturation of dye are more effective at producing shading effects, but the kind of dye used also impacts this.



Shimmer: None


What is this?Shimmer is a pigment added to inks to create a sparkly effect. There are a wide variety of shimmer forms and colours, each with its own qualities. Most inks contain no shimmer, and those that do can contain shimmer in differing quantities. Highly shimmered inks do carry the potential of clogging pens, especially ones with finer nibs. Van Dieman's only uses extremely high quality shimmer pigments that lower (but do not completely remove) the risk of this.



Flow Wetness: Moderately wet


What is this?This, quite simply put, is how well an ink flows through a pen, but also dictates how quickly an ink will seep into a page. Flow is affected by both the surface tension and saturation of an ink, but also by other additives such as humectants and surfactants. Inks with a high flow wetness can sometimes, but not always, feather and bleed more than other.

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Van Dieman's Underwater: Bioluminescence - High Saturation Shimmer Ink
Van Dieman's Underwater: Bioluminescence - High Saturation Shimmer Ink
Van Dieman's Underwater: Bioluminescence - High Saturation Shimmer Ink

Van Dieman's Underwater: Bioluminescence - High Saturation Shimmer Ink

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Van Dieman's Underwater is the 7th series from Van Dieman’s Ink. Inspired by the Flora, Fauna, regions and mystery of the ocean, this collection of sixteen fountain pen and shimmer inks contains some of our most unique and experimental inks to date. 

Bioluminescence is named after the phenomenon of an incredible blue glowing algae that blooms regularly around Tasmania. This ink is a rich dark blue ink that appears black on almost all papers, with an outstanding red sheen that almost outshines the undercolour on acid free papers, and vibrant blue shimmer. The saturation, under hue, sheen and shimmer combine to become a complex multilayer ink that mimics the appearance of bright blue glowing sea shimmer on a dark blue near-black ocean reflecting the last red light of dusk.

30ml Box

50ml Box

  • This is a 30ml bottle of High Saturation Dye Based Shimmer Ink Ink
  • This ink is suitable for dip pens and brushwork
  • Check your fountain pen manufacturer for compatibility with shimmer inks
  • Shake bottle before use
  • This is a high saturation ink with particulate matter - exercise extreme care and maintenance when using in a fountain pen, and flush regularly.

Try all 16 inks in this series.

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Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Devil's Kitchen (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Devil's Kitchen (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Devil's Kitchen (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Devil's Kitchen (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink

Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Devil's Kitchen (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink

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Reformulated and Improved

We have reformulated the entire Wilderness Series, utilizing new technology and higher quality ingredients, keeping the same beautiful colours, inspired by Tasmania's majestic wilds. All our reformulated inks now contain a minimum of 95% Australian ingredients and are, as ever, handmade in micro batches in Launceston Australia. Our reformulated inks now have better flow, less feathering and bleeding, and higher quality dyes. We have also minimized the number and quantity of additional chemicals added, and all our dyes and additives are approved for food and cosmetics. Give your pen a try of the new reformulated Wilderness Series.

Devil's Kitchen

The Devil’s kitchen, where The Great Southern Ocean smashes into scattered inlets lining the Eagle Hawk Neck cliff face on the eastern side of the Tasman Peninsular, creating a violent churn and the rich vibrantly cool teal which inspires this colour. Tasmania’s wilderness of this caliber is breath taking.

Van Dieman's Wilderness Series is ten fountain pen inks inspired by the majestic, beautiful and ofttimes humbling wonders that await in the Tasmanian wilds. As an extension of our original Van Dieman's Colours of Tasmania, and as a series unto itself, we created the Wilderness Series to encapsulate the natural colours of this awe-inspiring and untouched southern land. Try the other inks in this series:

  • Azure Kingfisher (Shimmer)
  • Black-Tongue Spider Orchid
  • Devil's Kitchen
  • Eucalyptus Regnans
  • Federation Peak
  • Firetail Finch
  • Hanging Lake
  • Hastings Caves (Shimmer)
  • Huon Pine
  • Spotted Sun Orchid

 

  • This is a 30ml bottle of Dye Based Ink
  • This ink is suitable for dip pens, brushwork and all fountain pens

 

Ink Data

Surface Tension: 46.0mN/m


What is this?Surface Tension affects the flow of an ink through a pen, and how quickly it is absorbed into paper. Ink with a high surface tension generally flows and dries slowly, while a low surface tension causes faster flow and dry time, but can cause ink to gush, and also feather or bleed. Water has a surface tenstion of 72mN/m. Most inks are in the range of 40-60mN/m



pH: 7.5


What is this?The pH of an ink defines it's alkalinity or acidity. The pH is important for the dye in the ink to achieve the correct colour. Inks with a pH between 6.5 and 8.5 are generally neutral and safe to use in all pens.



Saturation: Low to Moderate


What is this?The saturation of an ink is the percentage of pure dye content in the mix. Generally but not always, higher saturation increases sheening and decreases shading, while also improving flow wetness but causing slower drying time. Very light inks can have as little as 2% dye content, while extremely saturated inks have upwards of 20%.



Sheen: None


What is this?The sheen of an ink is the secondary, often shiny colour that appears when the ink is swatched heavily or pools in script. The sheen colour depends on the specific dyes in the ink, while the intensity depends on the saturation of dye. Some inks will never sheen, while some will sheen on almost any paper in any amount.



Shading: Moderate to High


What is this?Shading is an ink's ability to create a range of different tones, from light to dark, depending on how heavily it wets the page. Generally but not always, inks with a lower saturation of dye are more effective at producing shading effects, but the kind of dye used also impacts this.



Shimmer: None


What is this?Shimmer is a pigment added to inks to create a sparkly effect. There are a wide variety of shimmer forms and colours, each with its own qualities. Most inks contain no shimmer, and those that do can contain shimmer in differing quantities. Highly shimmered inks do carry the potential of clogging pens, especially ones with finer nibs. Van Dieman's only uses extremely high quality shimmer pigments that lower (but do not completely remove) the risk of this.



Flow Wetness: Moderately wet


What is this?This, quite simply put, is how well an ink flows through a pen, but also dictates how quickly an ink will seep into a page. Flow is affected by both the surface tension and saturation of an ink, but also by other additives such as humectants and surfactants. Inks with a high flow wetness can sometimes, but not always, feather and bleed more than other.

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Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Eucalyptus Regnans (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Eucalyptus Regnans (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Eucalyptus Regnans (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Eucalyptus Regnans (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink

Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Eucalyptus Regnans (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink

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Reformulated and Improved

We have reformulated the entire Wilderness Series, utilizing new technology and higher quality ingredients, keeping the same beautiful colours, inspired by Tasmania's majestic wilds. All our reformulated inks now contain a minimum of 95% Australian ingredients and are, as ever, handmade in micro batches in Launceston Australia. Our reformulated inks now have better flow, less feathering and bleeding, and higher quality dyes. We have also minimized the number and quantity of additional chemicals added, and all our dyes and additives are approved for food and cosmetics. Give your pen a try of the new reformulated Wilderness Series.

Eucalyptus Regnans

This ink is based on the colour of the tallest flowering trees in the world. With a mottled kakhi green tone, the magnificant Tasmanian Mountain Ash, or Eucalyptus Regnans, grows up to lengths of 100 meters. Growing in such places as the "Valley of the Giants", these iconic Tasmanian Eucalyptus trees have a lustre and beauty within their own right and are a lost wilderness themselves.

Van Dieman's Wilderness Series is ten fountain pen inks inspired by the majestic, beautiful and ofttimes humbling wonders that await in the Tasmanian wilds. As an extension of our original Van Dieman's Colours of Tasmania, and as a series unto itself, we created the Wilderness Series to encapsulate the natural colours of this awe-inspiring and untouched southern land. Try the other inks in this series:

  • Azure Kingfisher (Shimmer)
  • Black-Tongue Spider Orchid
  • Devil's Kitchen
  • Eucalyptus Regnans
  • Federation Peak
  • Firetail Finch
  • Hanging Lake
  • Hastings Caves (Shimmer)
  • Huon Pine
  • Spotted Sun Orchid

 

  • This is a 30ml bottle of Dye Based Ink
  • This ink is suitable for dip pens, brushwork and all fountain pens

 

Ink Data

Surface Tension: 47.3mN/m


What is this?Surface Tension affects the flow of an ink through a pen, and how quickly it is absorbed into paper. Ink with a high surface tension generally flows and dries slowly, while a low surface tension causes faster flow and dry time, but can cause ink to gush, and also feather or bleed. Water has a surface tenstion of 72mN/m. Most inks are in the range of 40-60mN/m



pH: 7.3


What is this?The pH of an ink defines it's alkalinity or acidity. The pH is important for the dye in the ink to achieve the correct colour. Inks with a pH between 6.5 and 8.5 are generally neutral and safe to use in all pens.



Saturation: Low to Moderate


What is this?The saturation of an ink is the percentage of pure dye content in the mix. Generally but not always, higher saturation increases sheening and decreases shading, while also improving flow wetness but causing slower drying time. Very light inks can have as little as 2% dye content, while extremely saturated inks have upwards of 20%.



Sheen: None


What is this?The sheen of an ink is the secondary, often shiny colour that appears when the ink is swatched heavily or pools in script. The sheen colour depends on the specific dyes in the ink, while the intensity depends on the saturation of dye. Some inks will never sheen, while some will sheen on almost any paper in any amount.



Shading: Moderate to High


What is this?Shading is an ink's ability to create a range of different tones, from light to dark, depending on how heavily it wets the page. Generally but not always, inks with a lower saturation of dye are more effective at producing shading effects, but the kind of dye used also impacts this.



Shimmer: None


What is this?Shimmer is a pigment added to inks to create a sparkly effect. There are a wide variety of shimmer forms and colours, each with its own qualities. Most inks contain no shimmer, and those that do can contain shimmer in differing quantities. Highly shimmered inks do carry the potential of clogging pens, especially ones with finer nibs. Van Dieman's only uses extremely high quality shimmer pigments that lower (but do not completely remove) the risk of this.



Flow Wetness: Moderately wet


What is this?This, quite simply put, is how well an ink flows through a pen, but also dictates how quickly an ink will seep into a page. Flow is affected by both the surface tension and saturation of an ink, but also by other additives such as humectants and surfactants. Inks with a high flow wetness can sometimes, but not always, feather and bleed more than other.

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Van Dieman's The Midnight Series Enchanted Woods - Shimmer Ink.
Van Dieman's The Midnight Series Enchanted Woods - Shimmer Ink.
Van Dieman's The Midnight Series Enchanted Woods - Shimmer Ink.

Van Dieman's The Midnight Series Enchanted Woods - Shimmer Ink.

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Enchanted Woods This is a dark and verdant green, with an earthy red sheen, illuminated by a silvery shimmer, suggestive of moonlight scattering on autumnal frost on the forest floor.

Van Dieman's Midnight Series are eight fountain pen inks inspired by the dark and sombre hues that come out when the sun has gone away. Try the other inks in this series:

  • Midnight Sky
  • Enchanted Woods
  • Sailor's Delight
  • Twilight Mist
  • Howl at the Moon
  • Enchanted Woods
  • Eclipse
  • Blackened Seas

 

  • This is a 30ml bottle of Dye Based Shimmer Ink
  • This ink is suitable for dip pens, brushwork 
  • Check with your fountain pen manufacturer for compatibility.

 

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Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Hanging Lake (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Hanging Lake (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Hanging Lake (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Hanging Lake (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink

Van Dieman's Wilderness Series Hanging Lake (2022 Reformulation) - Fountain Pen Ink

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Reformulated and Improved

We have reformulated the entire Wilderness Series, utilizing new technology and higher quality ingredients, keeping the same beautiful colours, inspired by Tasmania's majestic wilds. All our reformulated inks now contain a minimum of 95% Australian ingredients and are, as ever, handmade in micro batches in Launceston Australia. Our reformulated inks now have better flow, less feathering and bleeding, and higher quality dyes. We have also minimized the number and quantity of additional chemicals added, and all our dyes and additives are approved for food and cosmetics. Give your pen a try of the new reformulated Wilderness Series.

Hanging Lake

Situated within the isolated east Arthur ranges of Tasmania’s South West Wilderness is Hanging Lake, one of the highest altitude melt-water tarns, a serene majestic dark blue lake hidden within the rugged back drop of Federation Peak. Van Dieman’s wanted to take our time with this colour to do this untouched wilderness justice. This ink is a dark blue-black ink with a strong mahogany sheen, and is an excellent everyday writing.

Van Dieman's Wilderness Series is ten fountain pen inks inspired by the majestic, beautiful and ofttimes humbling wonders that await in the Tasmanian wilds. As an extension of our original Van Dieman's Colours of Tasmania, and as a series unto itself, we created the Wilderness Series to encapsulate the natural colours of this awe-inspiring and untouched southern land. Try the other inks in this series:

  • Azure Kingfisher (Shimmer)
  • Black-Tongue Spider Orchid
  • Devil's Kitchen
  • Eucalyptus Regnans
  • Federation Peak
  • Firetail Finch
  • Hanging Lake
  • Hastings Caves (Shimmer)
  • Huon Pine
  • Spotted Sun Orchid

 

  • This is a 30ml bottle of Dye Based Ink
  • This ink is suitable for dip pens, brushwork and all fountain pens

 

Ink Data

Surface Tension: 52.7mN/m


What is this?Surface Tension affects the flow of an ink through a pen, and how quickly it is absorbed into paper. Ink with a high surface tension generally flows and dries slowly, while a low surface tension causes faster flow and dry time, but can cause ink to gush, and also feather or bleed. Water has a surface tenstion of 72mN/m. Most inks are in the range of 40-60mN/m



pH: 7.3


What is this?The pH of an ink defines it's alkalinity or acidity. The pH is important for the dye in the ink to achieve the correct colour. Inks with a pH between 6.5 and 8.5 are generally neutral and safe to use in all pens.



Saturation: Moderate


What is this?The saturation of an ink is the percentage of pure dye content in the mix. Generally but not always, higher saturation increases sheening and decreases shading, while also improving flow wetness but causing slower drying time. Very light inks can have as little as 2% dye content, while extremely saturated inks have upwards of 20%.



Sheen: None


What is this?The sheen of an ink is the secondary, often shiny colour that appears when the ink is swatched heavily or pools in script. The sheen colour depends on the specific dyes in the ink, while the intensity depends on the saturation of dye. Some inks will never sheen, while some will sheen on almost any paper in any amount.



Shading: Moderate


What is this?Shading is an ink's ability to create a range of different tones, from light to dark, depending on how heavily it wets the page. Generally but not always, inks with a lower saturation of dye are more effective at producing shading effects, but the kind of dye used also impacts this.



Shimmer: None


What is this?Shimmer is a pigment added to inks to create a sparkly effect. There are a wide variety of shimmer forms and colours, each with its own qualities. Most inks contain no shimmer, and those that do can contain shimmer in differing quantities. Highly shimmered inks do carry the potential of clogging pens, especially ones with finer nibs. Van Dieman's only uses extremely high quality shimmer pigments that lower (but do not completely remove) the risk of this.



Flow Wetness: Moderately dry


What is this?This, quite simply put, is how well an ink flows through a pen, but also dictates how quickly an ink will seep into a page. Flow is affected by both the surface tension and saturation of an ink, but also by other additives such as humectants and surfactants. Inks with a high flow wetness can sometimes, but not always, feather and bleed more than other.

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Van Dieman's Underwater: Blue Ringed Octopus - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Underwater: Blue Ringed Octopus - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Underwater: Blue Ringed Octopus - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink

Van Dieman's Underwater: Blue Ringed Octopus - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink

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Van Dieman's Underwater is the 7th series from Van Dieman’s Ink. Inspired by the Flora, Fauna, regions and mystery of the ocean, this collection of sixteen fountain pen and shimmer inks contains some of our most unique and experimental inks to date. 

The Blue Ringed Octopus is the most venomous creature in the world, living in the rock pools and shallow waters of Tasmania, and smaller than your hand. Usually a well hidden light brown, it shows off distinct bright blue rings all over its body when threatened. These rings are so bright that they are almost luminescent and often have red around the edges. This ink is our most saturated blue ink to date, with a magnificent red sheen on most paper types.

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  • This is a 30ml bottle of High Saturation Dye Based Ink
  • This ink is suitable for dip pens, brushwork and all fountain pens

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Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Styx Valley Forest Green
Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Styx Valley Forest Green
Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Styx Valley Forest Green

Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Styx Valley Forest Green

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Van Dieman's Styx Valley Forest Green is a deep, darkened ink, with a moss and foliage hue. The Styx River Valley, in south central Tasmania, is an old growth forest, often named The Valley of the Giants, as it is home to Australia's tallest trees and the tallest flowering trees in the world. The sense of ancient reverence that this hallowed place instils is the inspiration for this arboreal ink. Guaranteed not to clog or clot, you will be very happy with this organic little bottle of wilderness.

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Van Dieman's Underwater: Royal Starfish - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Underwater: Royal Starfish - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Underwater: Royal Starfish - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink

Van Dieman's Underwater: Royal Starfish - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink

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Van Dieman's Underwater is the 7th series from Van Dieman’s Ink. Inspired by the Flora, Fauna, regions and mystery of the ocean, this collection of sixteen fountain pen and shimmer inks contains some of our most unique and experimental inks to date. 

We wanted to create a high saturation sheening purple, and this ink is it. A bolder, deeper, more saturated version of Tasmania Vine Purple from the original series but sporting a bright green-gold sheen on good quality paper, Royal Starfish is named and designed after the bright and beautiful sea star of the same name.

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  • This is a 30ml bottle of High Saturation Dye Based Ink
  • This ink is suitable for dip pens, brushwork and all fountain pens

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Van Dieman's Underwater: Ghost Ship (2022 Reformulation) - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Underwater: Ghost Ship (2022 Reformulation) - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Underwater: Ghost Ship (2022 Reformulation) - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Underwater: Ghost Ship (2022 Reformulation) - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink

Van Dieman's Underwater: Ghost Ship (2022 Reformulation) - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink

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*We have reformulated Ghost Ship and it now has a better flow quality with less feathering, bleed through or ghosting, and we have substituted one of the dyes used, which now produces a slightly more noticeable sheen, and reduces the inky smell in the previous formulation.

Van Dieman's Underwater is the 7th series from Van Dieman’s Ink. Inspired by the Flora, Fauna, regions and mystery of the ocean, this collection of sixteen fountain pen and shimmer inks contains some of our most unique and experimental inks to date. 

Ghost ship is a highly saturated ink, combining two high quality dyes to create a deep, dark true Indigo, and a rusty sheen on good quality paper.

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  • This is a 30ml bottle of High Saturation Dye Based Ink
  • This ink is suitable for dip pens, brushwork and all fountain pens

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Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Apple Island Green
Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Apple Island Green
Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Apple Island Green

Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Apple Island Green

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Van Dieman's Apple Island Green is a fresh and juicy ink that is bound to keep the doctor away. Taking a bite out of this ink will give you a taste of the cool crisp, pure air and fertile rolling countryside that Tasmania has in reserve. This ink will flavour your pages as sweetly as its namesake pleasures your palate. This is definitely a softer, lighter green. Guaranteed not to clog or clot, you will be very happy with this crunchy little bottle of local produce.

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Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Leatherwood Honey Amber
Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Leatherwood Honey Amber
Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Leatherwood Honey Amber

Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Leatherwood Honey Amber

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Van Dieman's Leatherwood Honey Amber takes its colour and name from, as any true Tasmanian Apiary will tell you, the best darn honey in the world. The blossoms of the leatherwood tree, which only grows in Tasmania, produce a honey rich in flavour and aroma, deep in colour and high in sticky viscosity. This ink's vibrant amber hue and smooth sumptuous writing feel match its namesake well. Guaranteed not to clog or clot, you will be very happy with this sweet little bottle of deliciousness.

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Van Dieman's Underwater: Sea Turtle - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Underwater: Sea Turtle - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Underwater: Sea Turtle - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink

Van Dieman's Underwater: Sea Turtle - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink

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Van Dieman's Underwater is the 7th series from Van Dieman’s Ink. Inspired by the Flora, Fauna, regions and mystery of the ocean, this collection of sixteen fountain pen and shimmer inks contains some of our most unique and experimental inks to date. 

This Ink is Van Dieman’s highest saturation green to date, with a gorgeous red sheen appearing on almost all paper types. Slightly on the cool side, almost a verdant green, and named after one of our own personally most loved ocean creatures.

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  • This is a 30ml bottle of High Saturation Dye Based Ink
  • This ink is suitable for dip pens, brushwork and all fountain pens

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Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Freycinet Aquamarine
Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Freycinet Aquamarine
Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Freycinet Aquamarine

Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Freycinet Aquamarine

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Van Dieman's Freycinet Aquamarine is a serene, tranquil blue, named after the mountainous, coastal national park on the far eastern coast of Tasmania. Freycinet beach, with its gentle azure waters, pure white sand and forested mountainous backdrop gives the impression of a tropical paradise to match any in the northern states. This ink takes its cerulean hue from this remote and untouched haven. Guaranteed not to clog or clot, you will be very happy with this colourful little bottle of tranquility. 

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Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Tasmania Vine Purple
Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Tasmania Vine Purple
Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Tasmania Vine Purple

Van Dieman's Fountain Pen Ink, Tasmania Vine Purple

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Van Dieman's Tasmania Vine Purple is a deep and sumptuous purple, bordering on violet. The Tasmania Vine, which bears fruit of the same, deep rich purple hue, gives this ink its colour. This purple is dark enough to use even as a blue substitute. Guaranteed not to clog or clot, you will be very happy with this little bottle of royalty.

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Van Dieman's Tassie Seasons (Winter) Morning Frost - Shimmer Ink
Van Dieman's Tassie Seasons (Winter) Morning Frost - Shimmer Ink
Van Dieman's Tassie Seasons (Winter) Morning Frost - Shimmer Ink

Van Dieman's Tassie Seasons (Winter) Morning Frost - Shimmer Ink

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Winters in Tasmania are cold, bitter and moist and, although snowfall is regular in the high country, much of the state wakes each morning to a thick blanket of crisp, crunching ice on every blade of grass, fallen leaf and car windscreen. This ink starts with a bitter cold blue grey, and dries to a shining shimmering silver, which blends with the underlying ink colour to become almost metallic, resembling the dewy sheen on blades of grass in early winter mornings that crunch under your feet.

About Tassie Seasons

Tassie Seasons is the fifth series in Van Dieman's expanding collection of Tasmanian Fountain Pen Inks. These sixteen inks encapsulate the changing colours of Tasmania, with four inks dedicated to each season. Tassie Seasons is a mix of dark and light, warm and cool, every-day writing worthy and artistically minded colours, including two shimmer inks.

Tasmania is the only state in Australia with a truly temperate climate. Winter exhibits colourful festivals in the south, generous snowfalls in the central highlands, and foggy days in Launceston from July through to September. Cool and breezy spring days unveil a kaleidoscope of native flowers, vibrantly plumed birds and stunning butterflies. An abundance of local produce arrives in the summer, to be enjoyed with a day at the many beaches, and followed by the ominous summer storm. In Autumn enjoy late seasons figs and pepperberries and marvel at Australia's only native deciduous tree at the turning of the fagus.

Spring

  • Native Cornflower
  • Pink Fairy Orchid
  • Cloudburst
  • Macleay's Swallowtail Butterfly

Summer

  • Tiger Snake
  • Wineglass Bay
  • Tassie Salmon
  • Hailstorm

Autumn

  • Pepperberry
  • Deciduous Beech
  • Tassie Salmon
  • Hailstorm

Winter

  • Black Truffle
  • Launceston Fog
  • Morning Frost (Shimmer)
  • Huon Midwinter Festival (Shimmer)

 

  • This is a 30ml bottle of Dye Based Ink
  • This ink is suitable for dip pens, brushwork and all fountain pens

 

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Van Dieman's The Midnight Series Bonfire Night - Shimmer Ink.
Van Dieman's The Midnight Series Bonfire Night - Shimmer Ink.
Van Dieman's The Midnight Series Bonfire Night - Shimmer Ink.

Van Dieman's The Midnight Series Bonfire Night - Shimmer Ink.

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Bonfire Night This hot red ink is engulfed in a golden shimmer, like the licking flames of a bonfires, surrounded by dancing, merriment and celebration of the night.

Van Dieman's Midnight Series are eight fountain pen inks inspired by the dark and sombre hues that come out when the sun has gone away. Try the other inks in this series:

  • Midnight Sky
  • Enchanted Woods
  • Sailor's Delight
  • Twilight Mist
  • Howl at the Moon
  • Enchanted Woods
  • Eclipse
  • Blackened Seas

 

  • This is a 30ml bottle of Dye Based Shimmer Ink
  • This ink is suitable for dip pens, brushwork 
  • Check with your fountain pen manufacturer for compatibility.

 

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Van Dieman's Underwater: Twilight Zone - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Underwater: Twilight Zone - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Underwater: Twilight Zone - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink

Van Dieman's Underwater: Twilight Zone - High Saturation Fountain Pen Ink

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Van Dieman's Underwater is the 7th series from Van Dieman’s Ink. Inspired by the Flora, Fauna, regions and mystery of the ocean, this collection of sixteen fountain pen and shimmer inks contains some of our most unique and experimental inks to date. 

Just below the sunlight zone, where very little light reaches, the twilight zone still mystifies scientists as they still have not discovered most of the sea life in this zone. This is the older, bigger brother of Blackened Seas from the Midnight Series, with twice the saturation and sheen.

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Van Dieman's Hollywood Series: Elizabeth's Violet Eyes - Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Hollywood Series: Elizabeth's Violet Eyes - Fountain Pen Ink
Van Dieman's Hollywood Series: Elizabeth's Violet Eyes - Fountain Pen Ink

Van Dieman's Hollywood Series: Elizabeth's Violet Eyes - Fountain Pen Ink

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Elizabeth Taylor was one of the most beautiful women in the world. Beginning her career in acting at a very young age, the gifted actor went on to star in films that were timeless classics, including Cleopatra in 1963, and Cat on a hot tin roof. Elizabeth’s grace and beauty was exquisite and she charmed audiences around the world with her amazing talent and her gorgeous violet eyes.

  • This is a 30ml bottle of Dye Based Ink
  • This ink is suitable for dip pens, brushwork and all fountain pens

 

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