on saleDe Atramentis Document Ink Sepia Brown - 45ml Bottled Ink

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on saleDe Atramentis Document Ink Sepia Brown - 45ml Bottled Ink

Product Code DA9909

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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 sepia brown 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 12 reviews
Jim D.
A worthy document brown ink

This is a really nice Sepia brown that is easy to use and write with and would go well with being used on official documents.

Gary N.
A very neutral brown

De Atrementis Document Brown is a little pale, so I wanted a darker color. De Atrementis document inks are stable, waterproof, and perform well.

Kathy M.
A lovely brown

I would never have thought to try a brown ink, but this sample was included in my "Surprise me!" sample pack. Kudo's to whomever choose this ink for me! This is such a lovely medium brown with just a hint of grey. It's very easy to read on cheap notebook and looks lovely in a journal. The flow is smooth and it glides across the paper. I'm using it in a vintage Esterbrook Dollar pen (copper of course!) from the 1930s and it's just a delight to write with (the pen and ink). I just love it. I've enclosed a picture to show that contrary to another review, the ink really is water proof. I allowed the ink to dry for three minutes before I liberally sprinkled water on it and ran my finger across the lettering, the result is in the picture.

Great color! Waterproof!

I'm using this ink in my sketching journal and applying watercolors over it. I'm finding it exactly as described above - water proof with no bleeding or running. It dries quickly and works great for me.

Not waterproof

I have loved Document inks but this one failed miserably fully dried. Thankfully I tested it before committing to it! Always do even when I 'know' the ink well. PS the other ink is DeADoc Urban Grey.

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.