on saleDiamine Sepia - 30ml Bottled Ink

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on saleDiamine Sepia - 30ml Bottled Ink

Product Code D3013

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30ml Bottle

30ml plastic bottle of Diamine Sepia brown fountain pen ink.

Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
11.9mm (0.47in)
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 26 reviews
Stacy B.
Great Color!

Perfect for my Sailor Compass 1911 - Transparent Brown

Perfect for Art

Love this color, especially when shaded with water. Looks great and dries quickly on all of the drawing, sketching, and mixed media pads I've used. Paired Diamine's "Writer's Blood" and "Sepia" in the attached picture to draw a Baku.

Slow dry

This s a great color, but when I moved to better paper such as Tomoe river paper 58g, the drying time is horrible 3 plus minutes. Even on fairly generic paper 1-2 minutes. So whatever you are writing on, when you are done with a page you will just need to leave it sit for a long while before turning a page. I noticed oxblood is also very long dry time on good paper. Not sure if this is true with all their inks or not.

Fun to draw with

This ink is... okay to write with, but I really have fun drawing with it. There is 0 water resistance, so it's fun to move around with a water brush. Shades well.

Interesting, beautiful color - well behaved ink

I was not sure what to expect as this my first Diamine ink purchase. This is a smooth writing ink and dries quickly. The color strikes me as a golden brown and one of may more cheerful inks. I'm typically a blue - black type person. I have to rate the shading as middle because I am using it with a fine nib and can't really say if it is high or low shading.

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.