on saleDe Atramentis Document Ink Red - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-DA1088

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on saleDe Atramentis Document Ink Red - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-DA1088

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2ml sample of De Atramentis Document Ink Red fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial. This pigmented red 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!

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Ink Samples
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 5 reviews
Sheila W.
Wow, red is red

Bright vivid red.

Wes H.
Wonderful ink

Great red ink.....not super vibrant but seems very tough and permanent which is what I need.

The best permanent red

I use this ink for editing in an eye-droppered Preppy with a Fine nib. I've tried all the water-resistant red inks I could find and chose this one for its good flow, vibrant but not eye-searing color and resistance to drying out. It can bleed through a little on absorbent paper, but Japanese Fine nibs mostly prevent this. My first full bottle is on the way.

Stronger red then Goulet swap shows

I almost didn't buy this red, but since it is permanent and I can use it under watercolor paint I gave it a try. I tested it like I do with all my new inks using a glass pen on index cards, testing is on fountain pen friendly paper would not give me a true idea of how the ink would look on watercolor paper. It is a stronger red than the swap shows on my computer screen. The ink is showing shading even with the fine line of my glass pen. Warning: it stained my glass pen tip, not a lot, but I will think twice before using this ink in one of my good demonstrator pens.

JFred S.
Brilliant Eye-Catching Red

I have been looking for an ink with which to edit my students' works, and this? This is it. I use a 1.1 stub nib; with that, this ink lays down a wet, saturated line with just a touch of perceptible shading. On cheap paper (I'm looking at you, freshmen!) there is a noticeable amount of bleed-through, but on good paper (I use both Circa and Arc white) the ink is well-behaved, with a fast dry. The color swab does not do it justice--in real life, it is the color of a ripe Big Boy Tomato. I do not hesitate to recommend this ink to anyone looking for a bright, noticeable, permanent ink.

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.