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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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Vibrant Colors and Tons of FUN
from Detroit, MI
Comments about Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India Inks:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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
Completely lightfast and versatile
By The Enchanted Gallery
from Portland, OR
I use these like a watercolor paint that is waterproof, so they are really nice for layering colors without disturbing the under layers. You can use them to draw with via dip pen, however they do dry quickly so they can clog your pen's nib. Therefore I prefer using them with a detail paint brush and they dilute well with water for a wide range of softer colors. The colors are amazingly vibrant, so I was genuinely surprised that after a FULL YEAR of lightfast testing each color in a window NONE OF THE COLORS FADED AT ALL. None. These held up better than any of my other professional paints, and blew watercolors out of the water for bright vibrant stable lightfast color. (I've posted various reviews and color charts online if you image search for "Bombay India Ink Lightfast".) My only negative comment is that several of the brown colors such as sepia and yellow ochre have pigment separation that constantly require you to stir the bottle.
from Calexico, Ca
I love my bombay Inks, they are great, super cover and bright, they are excellent combine with watercolors
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Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India Inks are the best!
from North Bend, Oregon
I enjoy using this Ink because the application is smooth, colors are brilliant, they are transparent depending on how much water or other medium is used. I order from Blick because the prices are the best, orders are complete, always packed great and arrive on time. Thank you, Blick.
Great inks. Beautiful colors!
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