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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 - Dark Blue (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.

Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Bottled Inks
De Atramentis
Bottle Material
Fast Drying
Freeze Resistant
Ink Color
Iron Gall
Water Resistant
De Atramentis Document Ink - Dark Blue (35ml Bottled Ink) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite I have found that on regular old copy paper this ink looks dark blue; darker and bluer than in the image above, and almost black/navy at times. The color seems to be lighter and more interesting on better paper. On cream colored Moleskin paper it almost looks purple in some light. It gives a rich color, dries very fast, and yet flows smoothly, that's why it's my new favorite. (using a Lamy 1.1mm calligraphy nib)
Date published: 2015-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Could be great if.... This is going to be an odd review. I give this ink some very high marks and yet after testing, I flushed out my pens and I won't use it again, until I find a better "fit" for this ink. Let me explain. I was trying to find a very fast drying, permanent ink. Other permanent inks I have used dried way too slow. So, I figured I would give this one a try. It dries fast!!! Very fast. On cheap paper, you can't get your finger fast enough to it to make a smear. On a moleskine type paper, at 5 seconds, you can produce a very faint smear. So, within 7 seconds, it is easily dried. On the smoother paper, of my Rhodia pad, which is typically known for longer drying times, I get about the exact same results. 5 seconds is a slight smear, and 7 seconds is dry. That is quite fast for that type of paper, and the fastest I have used! The water resistance is impressive. No signs of any of it getting washed away, and nothing happens while scrubbing the paper under water until the paper itself begins to break down. When that happens, you are rubbing away paper fibers and it really doesn't have anything to do with the ink at that point. One other observation.....neither good or bad, just personal preference, is this ink is the first I have come across that reminds me of a paint. Most inks look like highly colored water (they have some transparency). This one is very opaque, and you can't see through it in the bottle. I writes that way too. Consistent color, no shading. Either you like that, or you don't. The bad? For me..... It flows like crazy. The letters from my fine nib pen turn into the width of a medium nib from the same company. The lines are just to wide for me to be able to write the way I want to. On cheap paper, it gets even worse, just sucking the ink out of the pen. So much, that it ghosts badly on cheap paper, and the back side is not usable. Lines are even wider yet. It is crazy that I can make such a wide line out of a fine nib. On a moleskine type book, the ghosting is actually much more than other inks as well and while the back side of the page is not completely unusable, it is too much for me since I use both sides of the page. Even though I called that the "bad" it is not necessarily under the right conditions. I will hold on to this ink in hopes to use it in the future. If I get a pen with an EF nib, I would LOVE to use this ink. But, I don't at the moment, so I will hold on to it until that happens. I don't want to change my favorite pen for one ink. Perhaps the EF nib will alleviate some of the ghosting issues, and if not, I would still love to use this ink with an EF nib on high quality paper, because performance-wise, this stuff is pretty amazing!
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waterproof equals Absorption Document Inks in general... From everyday copy paper, to Rhodia pads drying time is like instant to 3 seconds. Broader the nib, the more potential for Show Through as it absorbs into the paper. When you are writing something important, inspiring, when it really counts, do it in a permanent ink, I've lost such much in the rain or through fading. I absolutely love it on Postcards, and envelopes no more waxing! This colour dries a dark Blue/Black and is great for "at work". I use the Fuschia red for audits and marking.
Date published: 2016-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Favorite Ink I bought this ink a couple of months ago and although I used to be a big fan of any very black ink, I have fallen completely in love with this Dark Blue. I use it in all of my pens now. It makes every pen, cheap or expensive, write so smoothly. Beautiful color. Serious and dreamy at the same time.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you have an ink-ling for permanent ink... This ink has good saturation and good flow. Other water-resistant inks I have used have "sludged" up my pens, requiring more frequent flushes. This ink, so far, has not. My one complaint is the amount of ink that comes in the bottle--only 35ml. Other companies put in at least 10ml more. Greater volume, or a larger bottle, or even both would make this ink amazing. As it is now, the ink is really good.
Date published: 2016-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful writing ink I am not a great fan of totally black or blue ink. This blend looks very nice and is my all around ink, and though I still look for 'my color', I'll stick with it for now (at least till there is still a drop in the bottle :)).
Date published: 2016-05-08
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