10+ best fountain pen inks for illustrators and literati
Scholars and illustrators love pens for their objective beauty and their variation of expressive line. And since most fountain pens are refillable, that means you can try out all kinds of different inks, from black to shades of blue to other colors of the rainbow. We have made your search easier by collecting the best fountain inks to try.
Before you start looking at inks, it is important to consider what you want to do and analyze the fountain pen you will be using. If you use your utensil to produce illustrations, for example, you might prefer to have waterproof black ink that will allow you to review your design with water-based media without worrying about bleeding. Likewise, if you are more interested in traditional handwriting, you might be inclined to purchase a variety of colorful inks to create more intricate calligraphy. Another thing to keep in mind is if your fountain pen has a converter built into its design, or if you need to purchase accessories to try out bottled inks.
Our pick for the best overall ink is Platinum Carbon Black ink. Not only is it water and fade resistant, but it also won’t go through regular copy paper, making it an ideal first choice for illustrators and literati alike. Scroll down to see more choices for the best fountain pen inks in black, blue and other colors.
Check out our picks for the 10+ best fountain pen inks.
Best black inks
Carbon Black Platinum
Noodler’s waterproof black ink
J. Herbin Perle Noire
Best blue inks
Waterman Blue Serenity
Rohrer & Klingner Salix
Best colored inks
Diamine Fountain Pen Sherwood Ink Green
Noodler’s Saguaro Ink Fountain Pen
Dryden Designs Luscious Pink Ink Fountain Pen
Pelikan Shiny Red Ink Fountain Pen
Pilot Iroshizuku Mini Fountain Pen Ink Set (15ml Bottles)
Monteverde Gem Ink Set
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