on saleDe Atramentis Document Ink Fog Grey - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-DA1096

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on saleDe Atramentis Document Ink Fog Grey - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-DA1096

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2ml sample of waterproof De Atramentis Document Ink Fog Grey fountain pen ink, a dark blue/grey color, in a labeled plastic vial. 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!

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Fast Drying

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Freeze Resistant

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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.


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Water Resistant

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Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Lisa P.
Great Color and responsiveness

This color is good and well behaved.

Lily A.
Nice color

I tried a few samples of the de atramentis document ink and fog Grey was definitely my favorite. I will be buying more of this. I tested them all on several different types of paper and it seems to be truly waterproof

A favorite

This is my favorite saturated permanent ink when I'm using decent paper (anything Goulet sells). I prefer a Western EF or Japanese F with this ink because it's wet and flows so well. It's subtle but unique, wonderful for both writing in professional settings and for drawing. I bought a one sample, and received a couple more samples in surprise me sets. It's time to order a bottle!

Expensive, poor behavior, but nice color

I was not impressed by this ink. The color is great. In fact, I'd say it's perfect. Just the right amount of blue in the grey, and just the right saturation. But there is hardly any shading even on low absorbent paper like Rhodia or Tomoe River. On pretty much anything else, even fountain pen friendly paper, it looks flat. Worse, on even fountain pen friendly paper it can bleed! I haven't seen any feathering, but I have seen plenty of bleeding. If you are getting this for the office because you think it will be acceptable, think again unless you can choose your own paper, and that paper is Tomoe River. Alternatively, I suppose you might be able to put this in a dry writer with an extra-fine nib. The driest writer I used was a fine Diplomat Traveler with the nib pinch closed or a medium Pilot Metro (both write about the same with the Metro being a tad broader and drier).

Perfect for work

I'm newly reentering the fountain pen world and have had lots of fun playing with samples of pinks, greens and oranges. But I also needed an ink for work, something dignified and conservative, while still rebelling just a bit against the ubiquitous blue & black gel pens at the office. This really fills the bill. It's a gorgeous dark grey, with just a touch of that fog-blue in some lights. This will be my first bottle!

FAQ about Ink Samples

How do I fill my fountain pen from an ink sample vial? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the fountain pen's filling mechanism.

Check out our blog post on How to Fill a Fountain Pen from an Ink Sample Vial.

How much writing can I do with 2ml of ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It really depends on how big or small you write, and the nib size you’re using. We find that usually you can get 2 good fills for a typical converter with our Ink samples, or one good fill with a piston-filling pen. How much writing depends on you more than anything else, so we recommend experimenting with different nib sizes to find what works best for you. 

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.

What's your return policy for ink samples? 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.