Sunday, 24 February 2013

Fountain Pen Inks

Any ink designed for fountain pens is safe for use in your vintage or classic pen, but some inks contain more dye than others. Some inks, especially the very highly saturated “boutique” brands, may contain so much dye that the water cannot hold all of the dye in solution; in these inks, dye can actually come out of solution and fall to the bottom of the bottle as solid material. Inks that do this in the bottle can also do it in your pen, and the result will be a clog.

Diamine Fountain Pen Ink

Hepworth Dixon recommend the use of Diamine fountain pen inks.

Diamine 80ml Bottle
Diamine have been making ink since 1864 and are one of the last remaining manufacturers in the UK. In 1925 the company created a state-of-the-art production facility in Liverpool, and despite several changes of ownership, they have remained in the same area ever since. Throughout, the Diamine trade mark and the traditional production methods have survived and now in the 21st century their fountain pen ink remains the first choice of many pen connoisseurs. 

Diamine ink is a water-based ink perfect for any brand of vintage, classic or modern fountain pen. It is completely non-toxic and offers probably the widest range of quality fountain pen ink colours in the world - in both traditional and contemporary shades. 

By adding a secret ingredient to de-stress the surface, Diamine achieves vibrant colour with free flow that glides on the paper surface, and which will not clog your pen.

Hepworth Dixon Ink Colours 

With over 125 ink colours to choose from, Hepworth Dixon hold stock of the twelve most popular colours.

Visit to view accurate colour swatches of available inks.

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