on saleDe Atramentis Document Ink Cyan - 45ml Bottled Ink

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on saleDe Atramentis Document Ink Cyan - 45ml Bottled Ink

Product Code DA1084

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45ml Bottle

De Atramentis fountain pen inks are exclusively handmade in Germany by Dr. Franz-Josef Jansen, and come in a 45ml glass bottle. This pigmented turquoise ink is part of the Document series and is permanent and waterproof.

All of the inks in the Document series can be mixed together to create a unique waterproof color. Great for sketching with fountain pens!

Note: This color was originally known as Document Ink Turquoise.

Note: De Atramentis is in the process of changing their bottled ink lids. What is pictured might differ from what you receive. We cannot honor special requests.

De Atramentis
Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
18.5mm (0.73in)
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.


Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
Very pretty but difficult to clean

very pretty color and writes well, but it is *very* annoying to clean pens used with it. Made the mistake of loading up my safari with it and it kinda stained the Surface of the plastic. Getting it off is a massive pain and takes a lot of scrubbing with IPA. Soap kinda helps but only so much. Would reccomend using with pens that are easier to disassemble and clean. thankfully soaking the safari in IPA seems to have helped clean it.not sure what the paper in my notebook is, but it feathers pretty bad, so probably not gonna use it a ton

I like wet inks, but there is such a thing as too wet.

I've decided I just need to try this in all of my pens and see if any have a fine enough nib for this ink to not just annoy me. I tend to have sweaty palms and the the motor skills of a 5 year old, so water resistant ink is a minimum requirement for me, but actually water proof is a bonus to survive spilled drinks in addition to preventing my sweaty hands from smearing ink all over the page. Unfortunately, this ink ghosts like crazy, which really bothers me. It hasn't completely bled through the 90 gsm Midori MD paper I'm primarily writing on, but there are spots where my pen might linger for a half second to long, and the ink is nearly as visible on the reverse side as it is on page I wrote on. Simply by writing normally, the ghosting is substantially worse than any ink I own or can ever remember using. By comparison, one of my pens spurted out a giant glob of Sailor Seiboku on the same MD paper, and is about a 1/4th as visible on the reverse side as the Document Cyan is from writing normally. If I don't currently own a pen with a fine enough nib to tame this ink, I might just have to purchase an EF from one of the big Japanese makers to see if it makes it usable. Especially, since like a 5 year old, I don't learn my lesson very easily and currently have a bottle of the Document Moss Green on it's way, which appears to have similar behavior based on some reviews I've read online. I still think it's a decent ink, but is probably only suitable for the finest of fine nibs, which I don't think I currently own.

A nice fat, waterproof blue

I've been using this in a Faber-Castell E-Motion, medium nib, on Midori MD notebook. It's a nice blue, close to Iroshizuku kon-peki, but with a more subtle shading and it seems to have an almost a matte appearance -- nice character, actually. Smooth writing, it lays down a very thick line -- the medium line looks close to that from the Benu Briolette broad. It's waterproof -- I can lay down heavy highlighter on top of this with no smearing. There is some ghosting, and feathering on this paper (feathering was not a problem on Rhodia or TR gsm 52), but not enough to not use this ink. Other inks I've tried have had not had feathering like this on the Midori MD (Pilot standard blue, Noodler's Liberty's Elysium, J. Herbin Emeraude du Chivor, Iroshizuku kon-peki & ku-jaku). I quite like the color -- the feathering and possibly the thick line might limit my use to Rhodia and TR.

Great archival ink

Working in a courthouse I needed archival ink. This works fantastic for me. Almost instant dry times. Waterproof. Works on low quality papers with no feathering and very minimal bleed through. 10/10

Mary H.
Happy Color

I prefer waterproof inks for my journal and for letter writing. De Atramentis Document inks are wonderfully permanent. However, the colors seem rather dull and uninteresting -- except for this one. It's bright and cheery, but not so gaudy that it would be tiresome to read a long letter written in it. It flows well in my Platinum Procyon with a Fine nib. It dries quickly and didn't feather in a Black n Red notebook, a no-name journal I picked up at Target 6 years ago, or a cheap Up & Up composition book (also from Target). There was ghosting in the composition book but not in the other two. I think it will be a good everyday ink. And I plan to try mixing it with the De Atramentis Document ink samples which I bought at the same time in hopes of producing some additional interesting colors.

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.