What is an Inkwell?

You've dipped your toes into the enchanting world of fountain pens, and you're loving every moment of it. But here's the thing: your trusty pen needs a sidekick, a partner in crime, if you will. That's where inkwells come into play. These unsung heroes are the behind-the-scenes champions that keep your fountain pen inked up and ready to write. In this post, we're going to spill the ink on inkwells and share some secrets you might not have known about these essential companions to your fountain pen journey.


Diving into the World of Inkwells

Inkwells, for those who aren't in the know, are nifty little containers designed to hold fountain pen ink. They come in various shapes and sizes, each with its own unique features. Think of them as the fountain pen's equivalent of a cozy home for their precious ink. Even ink bottles are considered inkwells and empty ink bottles can be reused for the same purpose.


Portable Partners in Crime

Pineider Pen Filler and box on wooden background

Visconti Traveling Inkwell and eyedropper on wooden background

Now, what if you're always on the move and your fountain pen thirsts for ink refills at the most inconvenient times? That's where portable inkwells come to the rescue! The 10ml Pineider Pen Filler and 5.5ml Visconti Traveling Inkwell are designed with jet-setters in mind. No more messy ink accidents in your bag – these portable inkwells ensure your pen gets the drink it deserves without a drop wasted.


Ink Miser: The Inkwell Transformer

Ink Miser Ink-Shot Inkwell and box on wooden background

But wait, there's more! Ink Miser is here to shake things up. With products like the Intra Bottle and Ink Shot, turn regular ink bottles into user-friendly inkwells or keep an easy filling method on your desk. It's like giving your ink bottle a superhero costume or a sidekick, making ink refills a breeze. Why settle for the ordinary when you can have extraordinary?


The TWSBI Diamond 50 Inkwell: A Versatile Gem

5 TWSBI Diamond 50 Inkwells with TWSBI Diamond pen in the middle one on grey wooden background

The TWSBI Diamond 50 Inkwell is like the rock star of inkwells – versatile, stylish, and ready to cater to your fountain pen needs. Ever struggled to get the last drop of ink from your bottle? This bad boy can be used as a standard inkwell or with the integrated metal straw, giving you the freedom to choose how you want to fill your pen from the 50ml of ink inside. Check out our Diamond 50 video here

The metal straw allows you to reach the very bottom for full fills with the TWSBI Diamond 580, Classic, Mini, or Precision fountain pen, ensuring you get the most out of your precious ink. Plus, it fits standard international converters, making it a fantastic addition to your fountain pen arsenal. Additionally, the top of this Diamond 50 Inkwell is also interchangeable with the top of the TWSBI 70ml ink bottles.


Vac 20A Bottle: A Full Fill for Your Vac Pens

5 TWSBI Vac 20A Inkwells with TWSBI fountain pen and ink behind the inkwells, all on grey background

If you're a fan of vac-filling pens, you'll want to pay attention to the Vac 20A bottle. Similar to the TWSBI Diamond 50 Inkwell, but this gem is designed to enhance the value of vac-filling pens by providing a satisfyingly full fill. No more half-full vac pens, as you'll be filling your pens to the max! See more in our Vac 20A video here.

You can use the specific upper cap design to cleanly and directly fill your TWSBI Vac 700, Vac700R, or Vac Mini fountain pen, or simply unscrew the upper cap to fill any fountain pen from the 20ml inkwell itself.

Inkwells might be the unsung heroes of the fountain pen world, but they play a vital role in keeping your writing experience smooth and enjoyable. From versatile options like the TWSBI Diamond 50 to portable companions like the Pineider Pen Filler, there's an inkwell for every fountain pen enthusiast. So, the next time you're filling your pen, remember the inkwell that quietly makes it all possible. Cheers to smooth, uninterrupted writing!


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