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I54. Blots Iron Gall Ink
This hard to find Iron Gall ink is available again.
1oz Glass Jar.


In the medieval recipes there are only two methods of preparing ink; mixing gum with carbon or treating salts of iron with tannic acid. Iron Gall Ink was probably invented in the first centuries of our era. However, the earliest existing document written with iron ink is an Egyptian parchment of the seventh century. From then the use of iron inks spread to Europe. Iron Gall Ink is quite thin, slightly gritty but flows well and produces exquisitely fine hairlines It appears grey at first but darkens to a velvety blue black on exposure to light and air. Blot’s Iron Gall Ink is carefully prepared with reference to Palatino’s recipe of AD1540 and is a rare opportunity to experience this medieval ink.


"Blots is the most traditional and oldest formula for Iron Gall ink still being made commercially, albeit the most acidic. It's derived from the medieval Palatino formula of 1540. The viscosity is perfect. If you want to pull the hairlines and shades of the Old-Timers, Blots is the way to go, in my experience." - Nick D'Aquanno



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I116. Old World Oak Gall Ink
An oak gall ink made with period recipes and materials including oak galls, iron salts, logwood dyes and acacia gum (Gum Arabic). Oak gall ink was used for many medieval manuscripts and is very popular today for Spencerian and Copperplate. For paper and vellum. Dries waterproof. 2 oz bottle.

This ink can be reconstituted using distilled water and letting it sit overnight. Then stir well and break up any solids.

Old World Ink Product Help: https://www.johnnealbooks.com/product_help#Oldworld

"It is really nice and darker than regular iron gall ink." - Nan DeLuca.

"This ink is terrific! Smooth off the pen, it is jet black with hairlines as fine as any penman could want." - Bob Hurford



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I124. Special Offer: Iron Gall Inks
I124. Special Offer: Iron Gall Inks.

One each of our Iron Gall Inks.

I54. Blots Iron Gall Ink. 1oz wide-mouth glass jar.

I37. McCaffery's Penman's Ink. 1oz wide-mouth glass jar.

I116. Old World Oak Gall Ink. 2oz wide-mouth glass jar.




Your Price $31.20

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




Your Price $5.75

I53-2.5. Walnut Drawing Ink
I53-2.5. Tom Norton's Walnut (Color) Ink

A rich sepia ink. Thin with water to create a wash. For brush or dip pen. Already liquid. Non-waterproof (but not suitable for fountain pens).
70ml, 2.36 oz.




Your Price $10.49

I53-DRK. Walnut Ink Darkening Medium
I53-DRK. Walnut Ink Darkening Medium.
1oz (30ml).

The darkening medium is not an ink but an additive to be used to darken the original ink without losing the unique watercolor characteristics or the ability to lift color or lighten areas.

The darkening Medium is very heavily pigmented. It can also be used straight from the bottle. However, it is so heavily pigmented that it will behave like a sumi ink and stain the paper and not lift as easily as the original.




Your Price $10.49

I160. Fox & Quills Inks (small batch)
I160. Fox and Quills Inks (small batch)

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

Beetle Juice Iron Gall Ink. Iron gall ink with added Cochineal, making it a warm reddish/black color.

Iron Throne Iron Gall Ink. Iron gall ink with Indigo added to make a deep black with bluish overtone.

Peacock Ink. A fortuitous mix of 15% Iron Gall Ink and 85% pigment ink for a deep blue-green hue that is quite opaque.

Balsamic Red Ink. A daring mix of 20% Iron Gall Ink and 80% pigment ink for a dark, brownish red.

See also: SA-I160 Fox & Quills Ink Sampler.



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I135. Ox Gall
I135. Winsor Newton Ox Gall, 75ml (2 ounces)

Add this medium to your watercolor or gouache for better flow. The recommended method is to use 2 drops Ox Gall into each ounce water. Mixed into the water that you will use to thin gouache allows a small amount of Ox Gall to be added whenever you add water to the paint.



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

This sampler contains one of each of the following Fox and Quills small batch inks:
Beetle Juice, Iron Throne, Peacock, and Balsamic Red.

These hand-mixed, small batch inks are smooth as silk and write like a dream. You can achieve superfine hairlines, and they have a higher pH (less acid) than standard iron galls so your nibs won't corrode as quickly.




Your Price $14.95

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