on saleDe Atramentis Document Ink Urban Grey - Ink Sample

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on saleDe Atramentis Document Ink Urban Grey - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-DA9902

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2ml sample of waterproof De Atramentis Document Ink Urban Grey fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial. This pigmented 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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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 6 reviews
De Atramentis document Urban Grey

Nice color I just ordered a bottle!

Evan B.
A bit too dark. but very waterproof

I wasn't sure about the gray ink to begin with, but when Iused it it just ended up black except where I was running out of ink. There might be a good use for this, but I don't think this one is for me. This was used in an art project and I have to say the waterproof nature of DeAtramentis Document inks is always impressive.

Thomas P.

Excellent!! I don't know what makes it permanent but it's very similar in tone to lexington gray but behaves so much better especially on the Leuchtturm paper. That being said it's WAY more expensive as well so.

Good, but not the best.

This ink is similar in color to Rohrer & Klingner's Thea SketchInk; however, DeAtramentis Document Ink Urban Grey takes a long time to dry to a flat (read: dull) finish and doesn't resist water when quite as well when compared to Thea. For my testing, I used Tomoe River paper (though I imagine this ink may do better on other paper). I don't recommend using this ink for illustrating (especially if you plan on using water or water-based media within your illustration), but the ink may suit a typical writing experience.

Cathy R.
Nice Ink!

I bought samples of both this and Noodler's Lexington Gray. I preferred this one; it's a slightly warmer color, with a bit of shading. Looking for something waterproof to use with watercolor sketches and this fits the bill nicely.

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.