on saleDe Atramentis Document Ink Fog Grey - 45ml Bottled Ink

Product Code DA1096

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on saleDe Atramentis Document Ink Fog Grey - 45ml Bottled Ink

Product Code DA1096

In Stock

out of stock

45ml Bottle

De Atramentis fountain pen inks are exclusively handmade in Germany by Dr. Franz-Josef Jansen, and come in a 45ml glass bottle. This pigmented blue/grey ink is part of the Document series and is permanent and waterproof.

All of the inks in the Document series can be mixed together to create a unique waterproof color. Great for sketching with fountain pens!

Note: the ink label may sometimes read "Blue Grey".

De Atramentis is in the process of changing their bottled ink lids. What is pictured might differ from what you receive. We cannot honor special requests.

De Atramentis
Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
18.5mm (0.73in)
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.


Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 33 reviews
Susanne B.
My favorite ink of all!!!

I am a wary purchaser of ink. I almost always try a sample first to be certain that I really want/need a certain ink. However, De Atramentis Fog Grey was among the first inks I purchased, and it has been my favorite by far! The grey/blue is lovely, reminding me of the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of my beloved hometown of San Diego. I feel peaceful every time I use it ... and I use it A LOT. It's a rare case when my first Goulet fountain pen, my beloved Pilot Metropolitan Retro Gray with the 1.1 stub nib is not filled with Fog Grey -- such a lovey and sophisticated combination! Of all of my large bottles of ink, Fog Grey is definitely edging toward empty. I love the De Atramentis inks so much; I also use Jane Austen and Elderberry quite often. A delightful ink experience!!


Absolutely love this brand of permanent inks! Great color as well!

Deborah A.
I love De Atramentis Document ink in Fog Grey - 45ml bottle

I love De Artramentis Document Ink in Fog Grey - 45ml bottle. The color is a beautiful slate / blue grey color. I am testing it inked in a Noodler's Triple Tail Flex Pen and a Metropolitan Grey Retro Pop with a Fine nib. I have used a Hobonichi notebook with Tomoe River 52gsm and a travelers notebook (cream paper). The Tomoe river paper was used to make a swatch of the ink using the drop of ink then scratching it with the pipette to Mimi h pen strokes. Then I used a swab to swipe a line across the page and make some dots. I wrote the name of the ink with a calligraphy dip pen c-4 size Speedball nib. The ink test withe th fountain pens was interesting. The Triple tail was very wet. And the Metropolitan was a typical fine point. The ink dried fast 1-5 secs for both pens as well as quickly on the swatch. I didn't time it. Shading with the swab was nice. The triple tail was such a gusher I need to do an adjustment on the feed and test it again. Still it did show some line variation. Even the Metropolitan had some as well without having to press very hard at all. I would recommend this ink to anyone looking for a soft blue grey ink. It's dark enough for every day unless you are restricted to pure navy blue or black.

lynn p.
Great service and I love my ink purchase!

Perfect. I've been very happy with DeAtramentis inks in the past and this was no exception. Plus, the Goulet Company included a nice note to personalize the package.


Currently my favorite ink. Goes on black but dries to a nice grey color which makes it both distinctive and easily discernible as an original document (get it?) which is important in my profession. In particular I find that this ink makes my documents personal while simultaneously not being excessive.

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.