Moon Palace

Moon Palace Sumi Ink

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  • Moon Palace Sumi Ink
  • Moon Palace Sumi Ink
$6.15 - $75.00

I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink.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. …

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I70. Moon Palace Sumi Ink.

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. The ink is now in a bottle with a gold label.

"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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21 Reviews

  • 5

    Moon Palace Sumi Ink

    Posted by Bear Armstrong on Sep 19th 2023

    being a beginner in calligraphy. Found myself haveing used Moon Palace and then Yasutomo sumi ink. Had problems with Yasutomo that I didnt experiance with Moon Palace. Lesson learned not all inks are created equal. Will stick with Moon Palace

  • 5

    Moon palace sumo ink- great ink and can purchase in a 2 oz jar.

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 20th 2023

    Will continue to use John Neal Books.

  • 5

    Love it!

    Posted by Barbara on Jul 20th 2022

    Wonderful ink! Smooth as silk.

  • 4

    Waterproof on coated envelopes ?

    Posted by Melissa Smith on Mar 16th 2022

    I have been using Sumi Ink for years for my calligraphy. ( I do only a handful of weddings a year). For the second time a bride has sent envelopes with a pearlized sheen. When erasing my lines a slight bit of moisture from somewhere drug across a letter leaving an impressive smear. I was startled because it had dried for a day. I went back and tested several other envelopes on my stack of boo boos. They all smeared! Yikes. I raced here for product info as John Neal has always been my supplier. Waterproof. I then pulled out old samples (5 to 1 year old) of older weddings. The not coated envelopes did not smudge but I was shocked to see that a giant wedding I did in 2015 for former President G. W. Bush's niece was on these pearlized envelopes and smudged 5 years later!! Fortunately I had no complaints and must have been graced by dry delivery days. I still love the ink in general but will now attempt a quick fixative spray over this job.Does everyone know this about envelopes like this but me? The ink goes on beautifully all the same.

  • 5

    Best Sumi

    Posted by Patty Peters on Nov 24th 2021

    This is the best of the sumi inks. Some people don't like its fragrance, but I find it pleasant.

  • 5

    Moon Palace Sumi Ink

    Posted by Diane on Oct 28th 2021

    I like Moon Palace Sumi because it dries waterproof which is a plus for envelope address. I also like that it dries with a slight sheen. The 6 oz bottle has a spout, which makes transferring ink from bottle to dappen dish easy. The smaller sizes John Neal sells already come in wide mouth jars.

  • 5

    Moon Palace Sumi Ink

    Posted by Cindy on Oct 10th 2021

    Moon Palace is my favorite of all the sumi inks that I have tried.

  • 5


    Posted by SS on Aug 26th 2021

    With Moon Palace, I am able to scrape off small mistakes easily.

  • 5

    Gouache & Moon Palace

    Posted by Shirlee DiBacco on Aug 26th 2021

    If not using gouache, Moon Palace Sumi my go to ink.

  • 5

    Need to add a few drops of water

    Posted by Barry Morentz on Aug 26th 2021

    I find this ink a bit too heavy when using it straight, so I always add a few drops of water, and it then works just fine. It is also relatively forgiving, so if you make a small mistake you can usually remove it with a sharp blade.

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