Product Code DA1178
De Atramentis fountain pen inks are exclusively handmade in Germany by Dr. Franz-Josef Jansen, and come in a 35ml glass bottle. This is a cement grey color, and has a picture of Charles Dickens on the bottle label.
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De Atramentis Charles Dickens (35ml Bottled Ink)

De Atramentis fountain pen inks are exclusively handmade in Germany by Dr. Franz-Josef Jansen, and come in a 35ml glass bottle. This is a cement grey color, and has a picture of Charles Dickens on the bottle label.

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Bottled Inks
De Atramentis
Bottle Material
Fast Drying
Freeze Resistant
Ink Color
Iron Gall
Water Resistant
De Atramentis Charles Dickens (35ml Bottled Ink) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gray Surprise! Like another reviewer--I received a sample from the Goulets after one of my typical over the top orders! I told my wife, who is an artist--I'm not going to like or use this ink--but, I filled my Edison Pearl (Persimmon Swirl if you care!), and I was sold and hooked--a full bottle is on the way!! working with the Goulet Pen Company is more than smart--it is a pleasure! But sticking to this link now--it is well-saturated, cover and flows well, and I think works in the office as well as a journal. Thanks to the Goulets for the gentle sale--with just a few ml's of ink!! well done--cannot go wrong with the ink, or Goulet! Frank
Date published: 2015-07-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not entirely gray I didn't actually buy this; the Goulets sent me a sample vial. I used the whole thing to eyedropper fill a Kaweco Sport. This ink is described as a gray, but to me it has a noticeable dull greenish tinge, at least if you look at it closely under a strong light. It could certainly pass for gray on a brief glance. Either way, it's very subdued, just dark enough to be easily legible. Supposedly this is not water resistant, but I always test inks to see how they will do. I found this one actually to be quite water resistant with my usual soaking in the sink test, and it didn't run when drying out either. Didn't try it with chemicals.
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This ink has grown on me When I first inked my Pilot Birdie with this color, I was not convinced. The pen has a very fine nib, and while the color was well saturated and flowed beautiful, it was just gray. What did I need a gray ink for? But after a couple of days, I found there are many things in a day that I love this for. The ink looks almost like a lead pencil, but without the smearing. I adore it, and in my fine-nibbed pens, I can write on even the cheapest copy paper without even a hint of ghosting. This pen is going to be inked with this color for a very long time.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Grey Green I had a sample of this and I loved it - but now it's out of stock! I like the idea of grey ink but in practice they can be a bit flat and dull (and at worst like a dilute black). This ink has sufficient ambiguity to keep it interesting - you couldn't call it green, but it's got plenty of tonal character! (My other favorite "ambiguous neutral" is Herbin "Cacao du Bresil"). Also by De Atramentis is "Fog Grey" which is is a nice companion, grey blue rather than grey green. Apparently this is the same ink as DeAtramentis "Cement", repackaged. I think I prefer "Cement" as a title as its more descriptive of the ink.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice color, just not my favorite So, I bought this because I don't have a need for true black (it's covered), and I wanted something that would stand out a bit. The color has a noticeable green tint, it has some shading, but it seems to feather a little too much on cheap paper (which is 98% what I write on). I do need to try it in more pens, as it's only been used in one so far, and I will keep it in rotation, but maybe reserve it for more special and specific uses.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite grey I received a sample of this ink in an Ink Drop, tried it, and immediately ordered a bottle. It is my favorite grey, and one of my top ten inks. It lays down wet, but doesn't spread. Drying time relatively quick. There is little to no ghosting, and no bleeding. If you like greys, buy this. You will not regret it.
Date published: 2015-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft yet Full I ordered a sample of it and am about to buy an entire bottle. At first, I saw a greenish tint, but as it dries, it really does turn into a concrete grey. It works well with my Parker Sonnet italic nib and looks beautiful on fine paper. Doesn't bleed, dries quickly.
Date published: 2015-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grey with a green tint I was looking for this coulor. I love grey inks but, this is a particular favorite because of its green tint. It is subtly unique. I use it in my Sailor Professional Gear Imperial Black.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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