on saleDe Atramentis Johann Sebastian Bach - Ink Sample

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on saleDe Atramentis Johann Sebastian Bach - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-DA1106

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2ml sample of De Atramentis Johann Sebastian Bach fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

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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.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Mike S.
Beautiful, classic color

Wonderful flow. I have this in a Pilot Metropolitan with a medium nib. I wish I had parchment paper to really set the tone of what this ink can do.

Great Ist ink sample experience

I bought this ink because the swab on line looks kinda purpleish but it is more of a brown hue. I absolutely love the color. I like the way the ink flows and how regal it looks on bond paper. I love the dry time. It got on my fingers when I was inking my pen and it was no trouble to get off my fingers at all.

Athena P.
Matches Lamy Logo 'Twilight' pen body PERFECTLY!

I've had this sample for a while and forgot about it ... lo and behold, I used it in a tester Preppy today and its fascinating, antique-authentic brown-purple matches my new Lamy Logo pen's unusual 'Twilight' color ... perfectly! (see the review of the full bottle that discusses what 'black' ink the real JSBach used for the historical background on this ink)The swatch displayed doesn't do this ink justice, it is far too burgundy-black in appearance but then I'm not sure any scanned image could possibly represent the intriguing combination of colors that comprises 'JSBach.'I adore the De Atramentis inks I've tried thus far: they've been as well-behaved as Diamine inks, as intriguingly formulated as a fine painter's palette of color, and come from the hands of an individual artisan ... one cannot ask for more from a production ink!Oh, De Atramentis - your 'Aubergine' fascinated me and your 'JSBach' has me utterly captivated!

Interesting color

It is hard to say what color this ink really is. The photos online suggests it is a purple color, but when I put it into my fine nib Al-star it looks more like brown. However, it looks closer to purple with broad nib. It is really an interesting color, you must try to see just how amazing it is.

Favorite Ink So Far!

I absolutely adore this ink! It's a nice burgundy-brown and looks fantastic in my little knock-off journal :) There's minimal feathering and it flows out of my Metro smoothly! I love it to pieces, I really do! I think I'm going to need about a million more bottles of this for class!

FAQ about Ink Samples

How do I fill my fountain pen from an ink sample vial? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the fountain pen's filling mechanism.

Check out our blog post on How to Fill a Fountain Pen from an Ink Sample Vial.

How much writing can I do with 2ml of ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It really depends on how big or small you write, and the nib size you’re using. We find that usually you can get 2 good fills for a typical converter with our Ink samples, or one good fill with a piston-filling pen. How much writing depends on you more than anything else, so we recommend experimenting with different nib sizes to find what works best for you. 

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.

What's your return policy for ink samples? 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.