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Ink for Broad Edge Calligraphy

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Black Ink  Color Ink  Sumi Ink  Walnut Ink  White Ink 
Acrylic Ink  Ink for Pointed Pen  Waterproof Ink  Metallic & Iridescent Ink 
Fountain Pen Safe Ink  Sample Size Inks  Ink Additives/Cleaners  Ink Sets   


I08. Higgins Eternal Ink
I08. Higgins Eternal Ink.

A non-waterproof, carbon black ink for dip pens. Our most popular ink for classes. Recommended for copperplate (add a few drops of gum arabic). Perhaps the best ink for calligraphy for a beginner; it will cause the beginner the fewest problems. This ink will bleed more readily than other inks. If bleeding is a problem try Sumi Inks. 2.5 oz.

Quantity discounts start at 6 & 12.

"For broad-pen writing, I add gouache to Higgins Eternal. Gouache gives Eternal some needed body. It doesn't necessarily have to be black gouache. Indigo or a dark red add an interesting hue to the result. In a quarter ounce of Eternal, I add about a 3/8 inch bead of gouache from a tube. Eternal doesn't give me the hairlines I want in pointed pen work, so for that I much prefer iron gall or walnut ink". - Bob Hurford




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I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink
Moon Palace Sumi
The Ink is now in a bottle with a Gold Label

While the packaging is a bit different , this is the highly sought after and highly recommended Japanese Sumi Ink. For both broad edge and pointed pen work. Dries waterproof. A great calligraphy ink.

"I like Moon Palace better, but both Moon Palace and Best Bottle are beautiful inks. The Moon Palace has a slight sheen to it, which I like. Michael suggested this ink to me so please tell him I said "thank you". I just finished a job of 200 invitations with Moon Palace and the ink is beautiful. I did not dilute the ink.
A client just brought me invitations (slick paper) to address. This bride knew going in to this that I probably couldn't do pointed pen. However, for fun, I tried the Sumi inks and to my surprise they worked pretty darn good. I usually have to use a sharpie on slick envelopes, yikes!!!"

--Clair F., Jan 2011.

Four sizes available:

2.0 oz $5.95 (widemouth jar)
6.0 oz (180ml) $12.95

15 oz (450ml) $19.95

60 oz bulk bottle (1.8L), only $75.00.
You save $54.95 (10 six ounce bottles cost $129.50).
Great for teachers, or buy and share the cost with a friend or two or three.



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I43. Best Bottle Sumi Ink
Best Bottle Sumi Ink

This popular Japanese sumi ink is good both for beginners and for professional work. Smooth, rich black. Hard to find. One of the popular sumi inks for calligraphy. 6.75 oz, 200 ml bottle.

"The Best Bottle Sumi Ink truly is the best bottle. You can write three to four times longer with a pointed pen nib before the ink dries between the tines enough to alter the writing (this compared to Moon Palace)." C. M.

My test for any ink is to see if it will produce sharp thick and thin strokes at less than one sixteenth inch body height with a #6 Mitchell nib. Stick ink passes that test while most bottled inks don't, especially waterproof inks including sumi ones. The brown bottle sumi [Best Bottle] is non-waterproof, and I find it is better than others. –S.W.



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I59-S6. Winsor Newton Calligraphy Ink Set of 6
I59-S6.W&N Calligraphy Ink Six Color Set.

Black, Crimson, Dark Blue, Green, Sepia & Gold. Pigmented, non-clogging, non-waterproof, lightfast ink for fountain pen, dip pen & brush EXCEPT the Metallic Gold, which is ONLY for dip pen & brush.

Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Inks:
Blue cap safe for fountain pens.
Red cap for dip pen & brush only.




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I04. Pelikan 4001 Ink
I04. Pelikan 4001 Ink.

A superior dye ink primarily for fountain pen use. Will flow dependably. If ink has dried in pen, soak the pen in plain water. Non-waterproof.

Choose from these colors in a 2oz glass bottle: Brilliant Black, Royal Blue, Brilliant Brown, Violet, Brilliant Red, Turquoise

Choose this color in a 1oz glass bottle: Dark Green

I04. Pelikan 4001 Ink Color Chart




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I109. Bombay India Inks
Bombay India Inks

Bombay India Inks are highly pigmented, dry waterproof and lightfast. Black & White are opaque. Like most color inks, the other colors have varying degrees of opacity.
This ink works well with brush and pen and can also be used for background washes. Adheres to almost any surface including paper, wood, plastic, vinyl, and board.

24 colors 1 oz. dropper bottle.

Pen cleaner is 2 oz in plastic (non-dropper) bottle. Bombay Pen Cleaner is a general purpose pen cleaner for dye and pigmented inks, watercolor or acrylic. Non-corrosive & non-toxic. Dip or soak pen parts and nibs.

Colors available:

Aqua
Black
Blue
Bright Red
Brown
Cherry Red
Crimson
Golden Yellow
Grass Green
Green
Magenta
Orange
Red
Red Violet
Sepia
Tangerine
Teal
Terra Cotta
Turquoise
Van Dyke Brown
Violet
White
Yellow
Yellow Ochre
Pen Cleaner (see above for description)

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I110-HALF. Bombay Ink Set 1/2oz Bottles
110-HALF. Bombay Ink Round Set 1/2oz Bottles

Bombay Ink Set 1 - Includes twelve 1/2 oz dropper bottles of ink in Red, Magenta, Bright Red, Yellow, White, Black, Violet, Blue, Grass Green, Brown, Teal, and Green.

Bombay Ink Set 2 - Includes twelve 1/2 oz dropper bottles of ink in Golden Yellow, Orange, Tangerine, Crimson, Cherry Red, Red Violet, Aqua, Turquoise, Yellow Ochre, Terra Cotta, Van Dyke Brown, and Sepia.

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I110-S12. Bombay Ink Round Set 1oz Bottles
Bombay Ink Round Set 1 - Includes twelve 1 oz dropper bottles of ink in Red, Magenta, Bright Red, Yellow, White, Black, Violet, Blue, Grass Green, Brown, Teal, and Green.

Bombay Ink Round Set 2 - Includes twelve 1 oz dropper bottles of ink in Golden Yellow, Orange, Tangerine, Crimson, Cherry Red, Red Violet, Aqua, Turquoise, Yellow Ochre, Terra Cotta, Van Dyke Brown, and Sepia.

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I13. FW Artists Ink
FW Acrylic Artists Ink. 38 colors. For dip pen, brush, and technical pens (but not fountain pens). Pigmented, water-resistant. Lightfastness: either 3 (permanent) or 4 ( highly permanent) star rating. Fully intermixable. Can be thinned (with water) for washes which dry water-resistant and additional painting or lettering can be done on top without bleeding or intermixing of colors. In addition to paper & board, will bond to glass, leather, ceramic & wood.

1oz (30ml) glass bottle.

Lemon Yellow 651
Process Yellow 675
Indian Yellow 643
Flame Orange 687
Scarlet 567
Flame Red 517
Process Magenta 412
Purple Lake 437
Prussian Blue 134
Rowney Blue 119
Indigo 127
Process Cyan 120
Turquoise 145
Marine Blue 151
Sap Green 375
Olive Green 363
Emerald Green 335
Light Green 348
Flesh Tint 578
Yellow Ochre 663
Raw Sienna 669
Antelope Brown 222
Red Earth 554
Burnt Umber 223
Sepia 251
Cool Grey 053
Black (India) 028
White 011
Gold 701 (order this color for metallic gold)
Payne’s Grey 065
Brilliant Yellow 607
Crimson 513
Dark Green 326
Velvet Violet 454
These shimmering inks are a pearl white with an iridescence of the color.
Shimmering Blue 711
Shimmering Red 713
Shimmering Gold 709
Shimmering Green 714

New Fluorescent Colors: Click here to see the fluorescent FW colors.
Blue 100
Orange 653
Pink 538
Red 544
Yellow 681

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I14. FW Pearlescent Ink
FW Pearlescent Acrylic Ink. 22 colors. For brush, dip & ruling pens. For dip pens, you may need to thin with alcohol and you may also want to bend the reservoir to allow more ink to flow. Pigmented, water-resistant. Lightfastness: either 3 (permanent) or 4 ( highly permanent) star rating. Fully intermixable. These shimmering pigments seem to work best when put down freely rather than built up with successive layers. In addition to paper & board, will bond to glass, leather, ceramic & wood.
1oz (30ml) glass bottle.


Bell Bronze 110
Hot Mama Red 114
Platinum Pink 118
Sun-Up Blue 122
Birdwing Copper 111
Macaw Green 115
Silver Pearl 119
Volcano Red 123
Galactic Blue 112
Mazuma Gold 117
Sundown Magenta 120
Waterfall Green 124
Sky Blue 130
Hot Cool Yellow 113
Moon Violet 116
Autumn Gold 126
Sun Orange 121
Silver Moss 129
Genesis Green 128
White Pearl 125
Dutch Blue 127
Black 032

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