Product Code DA1080
De Atramentis fountain pen inks are exclusively handmade in Germany by Dr. Franz-Josef Jansen, and come in a 35ml glass bottle. The Document series is permanent and waterproof.​
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De Atramentis Document Ink - Black (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. The Document series is permanent and waterproof.​

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Bottled Inks
De Atramentis
Bottle Material
Fast Drying
Freeze Resistant
Ink Color
Iron Gall
Water Resistant
De Atramentis Document Ink - Black (35ml Bottled Ink) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Water resistant not necessarily waterproof I have been using this ink instead of Noodlers Bulletproof, which I'd been using regularly before this. Pros: - Very rich true black - Smooth flow (with TWSBI Diamond 580 F nib, M nib, and 1.5 stub) - Hard to smear Cons - I was hoping for an ink that, once dry, I could use a highlighter over. Unfortunately, this ink still smudges some. I can do one pass with a highlighter and it seems OK, but more than that and it will smudge. The brand of highlighter also seems to make a difference. The yellow Sharpie highlighter caused far more smudging over the De Atramentis than an orange off brand one did. (see image) - This ink dries slower than I expected.
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth The Wait Finally able to get a bottle of this, and I can see why it's in such demand. Starts immediately when first filled. SMOOTHEST writing ink I've had. Tried with a fine point Pilot Metropolotan which had been kind of scratchy and with an old Sheaffer Calligraphy pen (from a set) which had been kind of hit and miss. Both wrote smoothly, no hesitation and no bleedthrough even on cheapo note pad. Totally waterproof--no waiting even with a chunky calligraphy line. Love this ink and looking forward to availability of brown. Quick service with a personal touch. All in all a great transaction. I'll be back!
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from the perfect black in for artists I have been using De Atramentis Doucment Black so a couple of months and am delighted with it. It is fast-drying, lightfast, waterproof AND fountain pen friendly. What's more it is mixable with other Document inks. This is a game changer for artists who sketch with fountain pens and add watercolour washes - like me!
Date published: 2014-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent waterproof ink for ink and wash artwork I bought this ink to use in for my Pilot Vanishing Point extra fine nib drawing pen, in place of a non-refillable fineline marker pen. I was adding the line after the painting, but this didn't seem to work well with the pen or the ink, and there was slight feathering. I changed to laying down the ink lines before the watercolor and this works very well: the ink is waterproof and holds up exactly like an archival ink micron pen. I would highly recommend this as a waterproof ink of choice.
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally a Waterproof Ink for the Fountain Pen! I saw this ink recommended by Liz Steel and decided to try it as I, too, was annoyed that Noodler's Bulletproof smeared when I erased pencil lines and bled when I used watercolor over it. So far, so good with De Atramentis. The only thing I noticed is that when I first start using the Lamy pens filled with the ink it takes a couple strokes to get it to flow even though I thoroughly cleaned the pens before changing the ink.
Date published: 2015-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't be better As a sketcher I need a waterproof, black ink. Til now I've relied heavily on Platinum Carbon Black to fill that role. No more. De Atramentis Document Black is a superior ink as it's very waterproof, and dries quicker than Platinum Carbon Black.
Date published: 2014-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ink for artists This is my second bottle of De Atramentis Black ink. I use it in my Platinum Preppy pens. I fill the barrel and use an O ring and silicone grease to keep leak free. I had one leak because I did not use enough grease. This ink works so well and I have ALL the colors that are document rated and have mixed colors as well from the basic colors. I use them with watercolors and alone. These are such a great addition to my sketching tools. The photo is sideways but is done all in ink with the exception of the flower petals.
Date published: 2016-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No smearing I love this ink. I draw with ink then use watercolor to enhance it, oh my it is so nice not to have my ink smeared. I also like that this is a nice color of black going to be my main ink for sure....
Date published: 2015-11-23
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