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Ink & Ink Sticks


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 into 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 (widemouthed jar)
6.0 oz (180ml)
15 oz
60 oz



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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 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.

I37. McCaffery's Ink color chart

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



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I28. Ziller Ink
I28. Ziller Ink

"I LOVE the new Ziller inks, pink and grey. I am especially happy to have the grey ink as I am doing a lot in graphite now and needed a grey ink to "match" the artwork." --Bonnie Noehr

Pigmented, lightfast, waterproof (acrylic) for dip pens (pointed & broad edge) & brushes. Stir well before using. Dip nib or brush in ink, wipe off excess ink on jar edge or shake pen. Thin ink with distilled water. Intermixable to create other colors. Clean up pen with Ziller Pen Cleaner, which is specially formulated for pigmented, acrylic inks and has better success than other pen cleaners. Glass jars.1oz.

Choose: Aqua Blue Green, Azure Blue, Buffalo Brown, Cardinal Red, Charcoal, Cranberry, Daffodil Yellow, Flamingo Pink, French Lavender, Glossy Black, Grass Green, Ivory, Lagoon Blue, Mauve Mist, Meadow Green, Midnight Blue, Nasturtium Orange, North Wind White, Peach Blush, Periwinkle Blue, Prairie Fire Orange, Soot Black, Spring Green, Sunflower Yellow, Tranquil Taupe, Wild Rose Pink, Wild Violet, Winter Sky Gray, and Wisteria.

Prices of colors vary.



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I155. Ziller Metallic Ink
I155. Ziller Metallic Ink

Ziller has always been a popular ink, and they are now offering metallic colors. Both are very bright and look as good on white paper as on black, and flow well through dip nibs. Stir frequently for best results. 1-ounce glass jar.

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Aspen Gold is a warm gold that can be mixed with Ziller Ivory to create a champagne gold.

Sterling Silver ink is very bright and looks as good on white paper as on black.



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SA-I160. Fox & Quills Ink Sampler
SA-I160. Fox and Quills Ink Sampler

Sampler Set 1- contains one of each of the following Fox and Quills small batch inks: Beetle Juice, Iron Throne, Peacock, and Balsamic Red. 1/2-oz jars.

Sampler Set 2- contains one of each of the following Fox and Quills small batch inks: Elephant Gray, Bali-Hai, Emerald Green, and Purple Rain. 1/2-oz jars.

These hand-mixed, small batch inks are smooth as silk and write like a dream. You can achieve superfine hairlines. The iron gall inks from Fox & Quills have a higher pH (less acid) than standard iron galls so your nibs won't corrode as quickly. 30ml (1oz) glass bottle.




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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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S449. Walnut Ink Crystals
Dissolve 1 teaspoon crystals in 1/2 cup distilled water, wait for 25-35 minutes, and then you will have a warm, rich walnut ink. The ink is lightfast, flows well and is highly recommended by many master scribes. Makes a wonderful brown or sepia ink for calligraphy, drawing, washes or antiquing paper. Non-waterproof Made from walnut hulls.

Choose Size:
1oz
2oz
4oz
8oz
16oz

The best price for walnut ink crystals is 4oz and larger.



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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, 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 in the process of changing their bottle design; some colors will come in the original square glass bottle, some in a round dropper bottle.

Colors available:
700 Black, 548 Blue Violet, 640 Bluish Green, 657 Bronze Green, 411 Burnt Sienna, 318 Carmine, 233 Chartreuse, 602 Deep Green, 407 Deep Ochre, 237 Deep Orange, 202 Deep Yellow, 654 Fir Green, 656 Forest Green, 231 Gold Ochre, 600 Green, 205 Lemon Yellow, 601 Light Green, 236 Light Orange, 361 Light Rose, 201 Light Yellow, 337 Magenta, 580 Pastel Blue, 666 Pastel Green, 381 Pastel Red, 390 Pastel Rose, 226 Pastel Yellow, 422 Red Brown, 545 Red Violet, 259 Sand Yellow, 334 Scarlet, 416 Sepia, 578 Sky Blue, 665 Spring Green, 522 Turquoise Blue, 506 Ultramarine Deep, 505 Ultramarine Light, 507 Ultramarine Violet, 311 Vermillion, 718 Warm Grey, 100 White.

Also available as sets (I153-S5, I153-S10) and sample size jars (SA-I153)




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