on saleDe Atramentis Johann Sebastian Bach - 45ml Bottled Ink

Product Code DA1106

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on saleDe Atramentis Johann Sebastian Bach - 45ml Bottled Ink

Product Code DA1106

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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 is a dark ebony brown color, and has a picture of Johann Sebastian Bach on the bottle label.

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 24 reviews
Jon T.

This is such a great ink! It makes you believe you are writing in the 17th or 18th century. Precisely what I was looking for indeed old chap!

Thomas N.
Nice to use

A really nice ink, not quite as red/purple as the web site sample but quite satisfying. Dries quickly with no bleed. Not a document ink but surprisingly stable when rinse tested.My new go to ink.

Really like this one a lot!

Really nice character! Like this ink a lot! Nice burgundy and purple hues and just the right amount of brown. Can see the color in EF to B. Thumbs up on this one. Works in a professional environment and casual.

Nice rich brown

A perfect ink .. and it looks great in my Wer A new Pelikan M200 Smoky Quartz pen ..

Geoffrey L.
A cello of an ink

Fortunately I bought a TWSBI 580 with a broad nib at the same time and loaded it with this wonderful ink. When I compare it to the other brown inks in my collection, it is the most interesting, stunning of them all. There are a few inks like this one and like Shin Kai and especially de Atramentis Jane Austen, that bring a smile to my face and make me happy to be fountain penning again for the first time since early adolescence--yes I am part of the last generation forced to use fountain pens (with lever loads) and denied the use of the newly developed ball point pen! Am grateful for your policy of publishing both positive and negative reviews of all your products so that we can make somewhat informed choices. Try a sample--you may buy a bottle!

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.