Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Inks offer the widest colour range available for use with a Dip pen or Fountain pen.
Calligraphy is a noble, old art-form and we were determined to do it justice - these inks are made in 18 lightfast colours with carefully chosen pigments to ensure colour brilliance. 14 vibrant colours covering the colour spectrum and 4 extra colours - Matt Black, White, Gold and Silver. All colours are available in 30ml bottles.
All the inks have been formulated with carefully chosen pigments to ensure maximum brilliance of colour. Single pigments have been used wherever possible to make clean colour mixtures.
The formulations of the Inks are non waterproof ensuring they are non clogging and have good flow characteristics when used in a Fountain or Dip pen.
Paper for Calligraphy Inks
For practice work with Calligraphy Inks, layout paper is recommended. For finished pieces, any paper that will not feather, bleed, scratch or wrinkle is suitable. Smooth cartridge paper or hot pressed water colour paper will allow a pen or brush to move evenly and smoothly over the surface with minimum breakage. However, rough surface papers will also give a broken effect and ragged edge to the pen or brush stroke which may be desired by some Calligraphers.
First of all, for some reason the bottle says it's suitable for fountain pens, but I 100% wouldn't put it near my fountain pens. It's thick, really sticks to the dip pen, which is good. The biggest problem is how chalky it is. When it dries it just sits on the paper as a bump and will chip off and smudge. Maybe it's the paper I'm using. Also when I open the cap, small chalky pieces fly out and they're hard to clean. A bit annoying to use, but good for practice Onni Leinonen (Oulu, Finland) on 5 Jul 2018
Wonderfull colour, indian red, very nice to Work with Connie Heitmann (Snekkersten, Denmark) on 18 Dec 2013
I have experimented with various inks and these are the best I have found so far. They run smoothly and work well. Janet (Leamington Spa, United Kingdom) on 5 Mar 2017