on saleDe Atramentis Silver Grey - 45ml Bottled Ink

Product Code DA1041

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on saleDe Atramentis Silver Grey - 45ml Bottled Ink

Product Code DA1041

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 is a medium/dark grey color.

Note: 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 13 reviews

A nice warm grey that looks bold and pretty; not like graphite. From a fine nib, it is pretty visible on the backside of cheap paper.

De Artramentis Silver Grey

I love this color. It looks exactly like a pencil and in some pens I even get a little drag--like a pencil, which I love because I love the way a pencil writes, but it doesn't smear like pencil does over time. It is a calm color, not urgent like black. I make To Do lists with it and have written notes. It is also good for crossword puzzles. The lists are less in your face with their urgency with this ink. I like lots of different ink colors for different reasons. This has become a favorite color. The flow in the pens I have used (two) is good and wetness may depend on the nib. (?) I really cannot speak to water resistance since I haven't subjected it to that test. Those issues aren't important to me. The color and mood the ink creates are great for me!

Grey, not brown or green with water resistance

Wonderful grey color, reminiscent of soft pencil, this color is a pure grey, with no undertones of brown or green. Lusciously wet and smooth with substantial shading and very water resistant when dry.

Great Shade of Grey

I'm no ink expert, but I wanted a shade of grey ink that would look like a pencil. So I ordered a sample vial from Goulet and was delighted with this ink. It looks great when writing technical and programming notes with my Lamy Safari medium. It flows reasonably well and is quick drying.

Beautiful Grey!

I was torn between this or Iroshizuku Kiri-same, but the DA Silver Grey won. It's darker than Kiri-same, but has equally good flow & will be a bit more legible in all nib widths than I think the Kiri-same would. Also feels more true grey without leaning too far to the blue or green side.

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.