on saleDe Atramentis Document Ink Black Blue - 45ml Bottled Ink

Product Code DA9907

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on saleDe Atramentis Document Ink Black Blue - 45ml Bottled Ink

Product Code DA9907

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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 dark blue 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: 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 7 reviews
Carmen G.B.
De Atramentis Document Ink Black Blue

Love the color and the flow on paper

Solid Black-Blue

Good basic ink for signing important documents. The color is more of a medium/dark grey-blue. The flow is good and there is some shading so it's not too flashy. I am searching for a daily ink and this isn't doing it for me.

BRAVA to your sales rep!

+FIVE STARS for the patient, knowledgeable lady who returned our phone call and advised us on the ink purchase. THREE STARS for your hard to navigate videos. Consequently we haven't used the ink yet because I'm still looking for at least one of your tutorials that helps beginners to learn to safely fill a Visconti Homo Sapiens Lava Dark Crystal Dream Fountain Pen.Obviously the ink qualities are pure guess otherwise this will not post...... Later on after we put ink to pen and paper we will re-edit this.

Sammie S.
DeAtramentis Document Black Blue Ink

I inked-up a Lamy Vista with a 1.5mm nib and the flow was very generous with no skips. The color was a dark grey, neither black nor blue, just as it appears in the Goulet's sample image and very serious-looking on the page. I also inked-up my new Platinum Procyon (a wonderful pen) with a medium nib. The ink was smooth and wet and wrote more like a broad nib (making me wish I had ordered the fine nib) so best used in a dry pen if you prefer a controlled flow. It dried very fast on Midori paper but a moistened finger an hour later smeared the ink slightly. A week later and the ink didn't budge under a moistened swipe, so I'd call it permanent. I ordered a sample of the same ink in the Dark Blue and I prefer it to this Black Blue color and will be ordering a bottle of that and gifting the Black Blue to my accountant brother. DeAtramentis produces some of my favorite inks. I highly recommend their document inks!

G. D.E.
Excellent permanent ink

This is a very nice ink. Easy to use but assures your document will last. Flows smoothly and very attractive on paper. I've looked a long time to find a safe document ink and this seems to be it.

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.