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I153. Ecoline Liquid Watercolor
I153. Ecoline Liquid Watercolor

A free-flowing ink in a wonderful selection of very vibrant colors, which are transparent (except Black) and non-waterproof. The colors mix well. Especially popular for folded and ruling pens. For pen, brush, and airbrush. Recommended by Thomas Hoyer and numerous Instagram posts. Comes in a particularly cute 30ml (1oz) square jar.

Colors available:
700 Black, 548 Blue Violet, 411 Burnt Sienna, 318 Carmine, 602 Deep Green, 237 Deep Orange, 202 Deep Yellow, 656 Forest Green, 600 Green, 205 Lemon Yellow, 601 Light Green, 236 Light Orange, 201 Light Yellow, 337 Magenta, 580 Pastel Blue, 508 Prussian Blue, 545 Red Violet, 334 Scarlet, 416 Sepia, 578 Sky Blue, 522 Turquoise Blue, 506 Ultramarine Deep, 505 Ultramarine Light, 311 Vermillion, 100 White

Also available as sets (I153-S6, I153-S10) and sample size jars (SA-I153)




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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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I151. Spectralite Private Collection
I151. Dr. Martin's Spectralite Private Collection

Made from the finest ground pigments in the world, Spectralite Private Collection is a liquid acrylic that flows like watercolor. Excellent on paper and canvas; can also be used on wood and metal. Brilliant color, lightfast, and waterproof.

***Dr. Martin's discontinued the original Spectralite Acrylic, which included 8 metallic colors. Most of those metallic colors can be found in item I16 Dr. Martin's Iridescent Calligraphy Ink. The original Spectralite was packaged in slim plastic bottles; the Private Collection is packaged in glass dropper bottles.
Available in three metallic colors:
Copper - virtually the same color as the original Spectralite
Gold - the color is not quite as bright as the original 18 carat gold; there is more red to the color
Silver - the color is brighter than the original

Also available: Matte Black and White.




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I152. Dr. Martin's Black Star Hi-Carb India Ink
I152. Dr. Martin's Black Star Hi-Carb India Ink

Dr. Ph. Martin's Black Star India Inks are lightfast, permanent, and waterproof when dry. Hi-Carb is a gloss-finish ink with an extremely high carbon content.. It produces excellent results when used with technical pens or calligraphy dip pens. Also good for works on paper, illustration board, and canvas. While extremely opaque, this ink contains no varnish or shellac. Comes in a 1.0 oz (30 ml) bottle with dropper.



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I38. Dr. Martin's Bleed Proof White Ink
Dr Martin’s Bleed Proof White

A dense, opaque, smooth-writing white for your dip pen. Thin with water to the proper consistency. Tint with watercolor or gouache for pastel letters. Recommended by John Stevens and Peter Thornton. 1oz.

Diane Von Arx uses a similar product, Pro-white (I62).



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I37. McCaffery's Penman's Ink
I37. McCaffery’s Penman’s Ink
1 oz. jar.

Formulated for the pointed pen which is used for Spencerian, copperplate, etc, not for the broad-edged pen used for italic, blackletter (gothic), etc.

The black ink is an oak gall ink which was developed with the help of leading penmen of today to provide an ink similar to that used during America’s golden age of Ornamental Penmanship in the 19th and 20th centuries. With a newly opened bottle, The black ink writes brown but turns a dense black. Good for fine hairlines.

(Colors, whites and glossy black are not oak gall inks).

Choose from Ivory, White, Indigo Blue, Green, Brown, Red, Red-Violet, Black, Glossy Black.
Prices of colors vary.

I37. McCaffery's Ink color chart

Click to read what Michael Sull has to say about using McCaffery's



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I150. True Walnut Ink
I150. True Walnut Ink.

This rich, sepia-colored ink is made from the hulls of the Black Walnut tree (Juglans nigra), which is found throughout most of the eastern United States. A small amount of isopropyl alcohol is added to help prevent mold growth, but if mold forms, just scrape if off – the ink is still good. It is not suitable for use by children, but you can make your own without added alcohol (see I148. Dried Walnut Hulls or I149. Walnut Ink Kit). Wide-mouth, 1oz glass jar.



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SA-GOLD. Gold Ink Sampler Sets
SA-GOLD. Gold Ink Sampler Sets.

Instead of spending $7-10 per gold color, you can buy samples of gold ink! This allows you to actually try all of the inks and use the samples to make reference charts for yourself. Contains 1/2 ounce jar of the inks below:

Set #1
Dr. Martins Spectralite Ink Private Collection Gold
Dr. Martins Spectralite Ink 18 carat Gold
Dr. Martins Iridescent Ink (Copperplate) Gold
Kuretake Ink Gold
Emporer Sumi Ink Gold
WN Calligraphy Ink Gold

Set #2
FW Artist Ink Gold
FW Artist Ink Shimmering Gold
FW Pearlescent Ink Mazuma Gold
FW Pearlescent Ink Autumn Gold
WN Drawing Ink Gold



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SA-WHT. White Ink Sampler Set
SA-WHT White Ink Sampler

There are so many white inks out there and none are created equal. This set lets you try a small sample of each of 10 inks. You can make a reference chart and get a "feel" for each of the inks.

This set arrives in a wooden holder (Screw Top Dinky Dip).

Colors Included:
Dr. Martins Pen White
Dr. Martins Bombay Ink White
Moon Palace Ink White
FW Artist Ink White
Dr. Martins Spectralite (Private Collection) Ink White
Winsor Newton Calligraphy Ink White
Dr Martins Bleed Proof White
Ziller Ink Northwind White
McCaffery Ink White
McCaffery Ink Ivory



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