The Swab Shop

View and compare over 500 ink colors! Select as many ink colors as you'd like to compare them side-by-side.
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Each swab is on white Clairefontaine Pollen 210g paper using a glass dip pen and a q-tip swab.

Disclaimer #1: We have made every reasonable effort to accurately reflect the true colors of these ink swabs, but it may vary based on your monitor brightness and calibration. For the most accurate results, we suggest color-profiling your monitor. Here's a site where you can do it for free (we have no affiliation with this site whatsoever).

Disclaimer #2: We've put a lot of hard work into these swabs and this site. I mean, A LOT of work. You're welcome to use copies of these swabs - that's why we watermarked them. But please, don't go passing them off as your own, or go stealing our code to put it on your own site. Thank you!

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