De Atramentis

Document Ink




  • 45ml glass bottles.
  • Waterproof, permanent, lightfast, fast-drying.
  • Made in Germany.
Made in Germany, these 45ml bottles of De Atramentis Document Ink are waterproof, lightfast, and fast-drying: perfect for adding watercolor washes over the top!
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Before you start your adventure, fill your fountain or refillable pens with waterproof, permanent ink to suit your style or subject! We are now offering a selection of De Atramentis Document Inks in four colors to enliven your sketchbook:

  • Black: A rich, crisp black and a favorite of urban sketchers
  • Urban Grey: A warm grey for softer mark-making
  • Blue Grey: An elegant, medium blue
  • Brown: A warm, classic sepia

To use the Document Ink on the go, simply fill your converter with ink and load it into your favorite pen! The Platinum Desk Pen has its own ink converter. We also offer a Pilot CON-40 Fountain Pen Converter, compatible with our Pilot Parallel Pens and Kakuno Fountain Pens.

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