Product Code DA1088
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 - Red (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 - Red (35ml Bottled Ink) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best Permanent Red to date! Out of a Sailor fine nib, it's a true red that is darker than Noodler's Empire Red. Would not mistake it for a glowing dark red or a cheery bright red. Minimal sheen and shading at best, more like none out of a fine nib. Maybe it will have some when using a broader nib, but I didn't test it. No bleeding at all, and ghosting, if any, is very difficult to see when writing on very thin Bible paper. Stunningly fast drying, and once it dries, it's waterproof, not just resistant. No movement at all when submerged under water for fifteen minutes; no visible dye around the letters, unlike some of my "bulletproof/eternal" inks (e.g., Bad Belted Kingfisher), so when the paper dries there is no sign of water contact other than the wrinkled paper. Flows very wet, although one could think it feathers a little, but to the extent that it does, I don't consider it a problem. Compared to it's main rival Noodler's Empire Red, which I like, De Atramentis Document Red is better, because it's essentially Empire Red without the faded chalky light red color. It's better than Noodler's Fox because it's a real red without the orange hue. On the pricy side, but there are currently very few options for a red with this kind of permanence.
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Permanent Red Ink I've Tried This ink is my favorite permanent red ink (I've tried Noodler's Fox and Empire Red as well). The ink is relatively fast drying, has only slight feathering on cheap paper, and does not smear even under running water. I didn't give it a 5 because there is no shading and the color is a little flat, I would've like something more vibrant.
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Closest replacement to Noodler's Samsui Red(Singapore series) Noodler's has not replenished stock for the Singapore series for many years and my go to permanent red is lost until I tried and bought this ink. Though the ink swap looks light, the written sample is closer to the actual ink colour. This is almost exactly the same colour as Noodler's Samsui Red. Just more expensive. Nathan, please bring the Singapore series back!
Date published: 2015-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome permanent for fountain pens. I really, really enjoy being able to have a permanent ink which can be used in a fountain pen. I use my De Atramentis inks with my Lamy pens and it's a joy to use them for writing and drawing. I have several colours of document ink and love mixing up the colours for a never ending variety to colours. The red opens up whole new possibilities.
Date published: 2015-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice red - a little too muted, but behaves well on cheap paper I'm on the search for inks that I can use at work with cheapo papers. In my search for a red, I'm looking at this Document Red. It seems a little less deep in color than say Pilot Momiji, but does not feather or bleed badly on cheap notepads or inkjet papers. Will probably pass on this as far as buying a bottle, but if you like the muted red and want something permanent and well behaved, this is a good choice.
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ink for sketching! De Atramentis document ink in amazing! I like to mix my own colors for sketching. I mix red and brown for a sepia tone that looks great. I love this brand because it's archival, waterproof and won't hurt my good pens.
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Semi-permanent ink. This ink flows well and drys quickly. Testing with peroxide, water, alcohol, Methyl Ethyl Ketone showed no change sin color. Bleach (20%) turned things a bright yellow.
Date published: 2016-10-20
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