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Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India Inks offer powerful color in a convenient dropper-stopper glass bottle. These highly pigmented India inks not only remain lightfast and permanent, but are also totally waterproof when dry. They adhere to nearly all surfaces and are non-clogging when used in pens.
Inks can be diluted with water and used with brushes in traditional watercolor techniques or in dip pens, technical drawing pens, and airbrushes. All colors are brilliant and transparent, except Black and White, which are opaque and have excellent covering power.
Bombay Pen Cleaner
Remove dried india inks and shellac based inks from technical pens, lettering pens, and brushes. Bombay Pen Cleaner works in just minutes.
Round Set 1
Includes twelve 1 oz dropper bottles of ink in Red, Magenta, Bright Red, Yellow, White, Black, Violet, Blue, Grass Green, Brown, Teal, and Green.
Round Set 2
Includes twelve 1 oz dropper bottles of ink in Golden Yellow, Orange, Tangerine, Crimson, Cherry Red, Red Violet, Aqua, Turquoise, Yellow Ochre, Terra Cotta, Van Dyke Brown, and Sepia.
Set of 12
Includes 1 oz (30 ml) glass dropper bottles of ink in Yellow, Red, Magenta, Green, Blue, Brown, Violet, White, three bottles of Black, and a bottle of Bombay Pen Cleaner.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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Comments about Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India Inks:
This ink flows nicely and is very pigmented. It's a great alternative to watercolor when you need the permanence for unframed artwork and looks beautiful in illustrations.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Bombay inks are always the best
By Cas, Drawing Major
from Asheville, NC
I use Bombay inks to paint and to write, they are versatile, rich in color, and combine with other mediums as well (I combine them with watercolor and the two compliment eachieve other so well).
Great product! Well packed. dropper is dandy too!
I use this with a Japanese Calligraphy brush and love it.
Vibrant Colors and Tons of FUN
from Detroit, MI
I've been toying around with these for a couple of weeks now and they are so much fun. They are AMAZING undiluted as a brush lettering medium but I have the most fun with them creating watercolor backgrounds and filling in color as a watercolor medium. They react with alcohol as well for some fun effects. I would not categorize them as an alternative to traditional watercolors, but you can dilute them on a palette and get lighter washes as well. They dry very quickly, so wash off your palette quickly or it is a pain, and I would recommend using the brush cleaner immediately after use as well. The only thing I don't love is that you can not re-wet them once dry, so if you thinking of using them to make a travel palette and just letting a few drops dry to use later on, you should consider the hydrus line. Overall, they are a good value, and create beautiful, lightfast vibrant results.
Best Calligraphy inks I have tried so far
from Duluth, MN
I have tried a few inks for calligraphy and detailed pen and nib drawings, and Bombay's India Inks are by far my favorite. These inks are amazing for their waterproof design, it makes for a simple and worry free watercolor color wash. The inks are also efficient as I do not have to re-dip often. Pairs nicely with Speedball nibs
8 OZ BOTTLES PLEASE!!
By D. Soards
from Louisville, KY
So far I really like this ink. It's dark enough, it dries quick, it doesn't bleed excessively. I let it condense just a little bit before using. I don't see a huge difference between this and the 2x expensive Black Star Matte Ink. BLICK PLEASE STOCK THIS IN 8 OZ BOTTLES!!
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from New Zealand
I have just started using these inks as I would watercolours, and am very impressed with how beautiful the colours are. The best thing about these inks is that they are lightfast, which is idea for commissioned artworks. I highly recommend these for illustration and fine art pieces.A slightly negative aspect, just like watercolour, these inks are prone to bloom, but a good sable brush and careful work should reduce unwanted blooms. If you wish to produce blooms (as in wet-on-wet work), this is an ideal product!
I would buy in some other different colors also.
from St. Johns, Mi.
Have been practicing with it. A little different than some other mediums that I have used.
Colors great, don't work well in Koh-I-Nor Pens
Pen and Ink Watercolor painting
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