I70 - Moon Palace Sumi Ink

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Sep 17, 2020  |  Posted By Bane Valentine from Lexington, KY United States

I have been using this sumi ink for years now and it has only grown on me over time. Contrary to other comments, Moon Palace is indeed waterproof. I have been wet mounting my artworks in as little as 24 hours after painting, perfectly, without even the hint of runny ink. However, that doesn't mean that you can run a brush over the wet ink or smear it with your finger, at least not until the ink has fully cured over the space of several months.


Jun 2, 2017  |  Posted By Michelle from

This ink is a dream to write with! I've used it with the Leonardt PrincipalEF, Blue Pumpkin, and Brause 66EF nibs and the ink glides silky smooth across my paper. As others have mentioned, it's a dark, rich black, and there's a satin sheen on it when it dries. I don't care for the bit of chemical smell, but it's not unbearable. Unfortunately, it's not waterproof. I ran a clean, wet brush over some writing I had done a couple of weeks prior and it carried a bit of the ink across the white paper.


Mar 20, 2016  |  Posted By Randy from

This is my go to and it's a dream. Not even close to as corrosive as iron gull. Clean with water and wipe. Dark black very thin or thick lines and behaves on all the papers my other inks work on. Try it!

Moon Palace Ink

Jan 30, 2013  |  Posted By Deborah Kaplan from

I love this ink! Moon Palace Ink is my new choice, after decades of dealing with Higgens Eternal's leaky bottles and greyish ink. Moon Palace ink is black-black, doesn't easily smear, and writes beautifully, whether for copperplate or broad pen.

Favorite Sumi Ink

Sep 25, 2012  |  Posted By Lori C. from

I use this for nearly all my pointed pen work super fine hairlines and solid broad strokes. I love the the sheen, but that's me. I clean my nibs carefully when I'm through and my good vintage nibs are still doing just fine. Love this stuff!!!

My Favorite Sumi Ink

Sep 24, 2012  |  Posted By L.A. Carr from

I began using this for my pointed pen calligraphy and have been delighted!! I am careful about cleaning my nibs after working so I've had no problems... even my best vintage nibs are still fine. Nice scent, love the sheen.

not so waterproof

May 3, 2012  |  Posted By Angela Fehr from

I love the rich black hue of this ink and the slight gloss of the finish, but it's not waterproof. A damp finger will smear the ink and I wouldn't even attempt putting a watercolour wash across it like I'd originally intended.