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, Kei Haniya, and numerous other Instagram users. 30ml (1oz). Certain colors have been discontinued and have low stock; these colors have a discounted price in the dropdown menu.
Ecoline is transitioning; some colors will come in a square glass bottle, some in a round dropper bottle.
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
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 (widemouth jar)
6.0 oz (180ml)
15 oz (450ml)
60 oz bulk bottle (1.8L) -- Great for teachers, or buy and share the cost with a friend or two or three!
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
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.
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).
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 and whites are not oak gall inks. They are made with natural pigments).
Choose from Ivory, White, Indigo Blue, Green, Brown, Red, Red-Violet, Black, Glossy Black. Prices of colors vary.
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.
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:
Dr. Martins Spectralite Ink Private Collection Gold
Dr. Martins Spectralite Ink 18 carat Gold
Dr. Martins Iridescent Ink (Copperplate) Gold
Kuretake Ink Gold
Emperor Sumi Ink Gold
WN Calligraphy Ink Gold
FW Artist Ink Gold
FW Artist Ink Shimmering Gold
FW Pearlescent Ink Mazuma Gold
FW Pearlescent Ink Autumn Gold
WN Drawing Ink Gold
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).
Dr. Ph. Martin's Pen White
Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay Ink White
Moon Palace Ink White
FW Artist Ink White
Dr. Ph. Martin's Spectralite (Private Collection) Ink White
Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Ink White
Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White
Ziller Ink Northwind White
McCaffery Ink White
McCaffery Ink Ivory