The Pineider Ink Alchemy of Colors is an invitation to you to use your imagination and creativity, to look at the colorful side of the world. The collection takes its inspiration from the printing system known as CMYK which stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key Black, a color model also known as Quadrichromy (4 colors). When the first three colors are superimposed in varying amounts, they can create almost any color.
The system is fairly simple: by varying the amounts of Cyan, Magenta and Yellow you can obtain virtually any color from red, pink and sky blue to purple, orange, green or any other combination. Black, in addition to being a primary color, serves the obvious purpose of instantly darkening any color formulation. Pineider has also invented a transparent ink for lightening the color formulated and for thus creating a full range of sub-shades.
This set includes:
- 5 50ml ink bottles with the colors: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Transparent, fitted with dropper.
- 5 15ml empty bottles but fitted with tops to make formulations and to save the color you have created.
- 1 Pineider Pen Filler for plunger pens allowing you to fill a pen with a single refill.
- 1 Pineider Snorkel to allow you to fill a converter without getting your hands dirty.
- 1 instruction booklet with formulas for creating colors.
- Archive cards to jot down the formulas for the colors you have created.
- Carefully replace each dropper in its bottle. If you accidentally pollute a color, all subsequent formulations will also be distorted.
- The unit of measurement is the drop, so you cannot add less than one drop.
- Using the basic chart provided, mix the number of drops required for each color in one of the five bottles provided in order to obtain the color you want.
- Make sure the bottle is tightly sealed then shake it lightly.
- Add black to obtain a darker shade or transparent to obtain a lighter shade.
- The amount of each formulation can be reduced or increased by dividing or multiplying the drops required to achieve the color by the same number.
- Bottled Ink
- Bottle Material
- 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.
Reviews & Questions
Which pens can accept this ink?
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?
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.
Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in. 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.
Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens?
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.
My ink smells funny, is it safe to use?
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 is safe to use.
It’s cold and my ink froze, is it safe to use?
Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is 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?
We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 60 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.
Pineider Ink Alchemy Set
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