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Speedball Super Black Waterproof India Ink is free-flowing, non-clogging, waterproof, permanent, fadeless, and contains 100% carbon black pigment.
Packaged in plastic shatter resistant containers.
® Speedball is a registered trademark.
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Better then most Inks!
from Pitsburgh, PA
Comments about Speedball Super Black Waterproof India Ink:
I use this ink to do comic book style line art with a brush and a crow quill nib. It works great for that. it's smooth constant, and black.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Ed 5640
from Phoenix, AZ
This is the only product I know to stain wood for a truly ebony finish. It goes on easy and drys quick. Won't fade with UV exposure and does not react with the final finish. The secret of piano finishers for years.
Nice and dark
from Peoria, AZ
Great for refilling old ink bottles, and the ink quality is great.
Black, Fine, and Stain Resistant
By Scott the friend
from Omaha, Nebraska
I use this to ink comics, with Zig and Zebra brand nib pens. I have tested this ink with a Zig G-Pen on Strathmore Bristol board, and with a synthetic number 1 brush on the same Bristol. It does not run, It is extremely water resistant (you can use other colored inks or watercolors to create flat color within the lines without stains or bleeding) and very solid and fine when dried.Using the brush is the best use of this ink, as it makes really fine marks. I got some wet ink on my scanner, and it cleaned very effortlessly, with just a little bit of water on a wet rag. But it is still waterproof when dry. It has a solid black look, much like the Sumi ink from Japan. It has a matte finish when dried. It has a grey type sheen to it, though, which is not like Sumi ink. That grey sheen is the only thing that I found unpleasant about using this ink. If you can't use Sumi ink, this is the best I've used for comics with the same nib pens and brush.
Needs That Special Something
from Northern Nevada
For what I do, as a hobbyist, this is a very nice ink, when just bought and opened. The next time I used this ink...about 6 months later, I noticed that a lot of the ink had evaporated...the bottle was only about 2/3 full. I'm not even going to turn this bottle over to see if it leaks...I pretty much know what will happen. I would say that this product needs that special something...like a different container/capping system for starts.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
We switched to this brand ink and love it.
This is the best brand for school use. Drawings, tempera resists and mixed media work are beutiful.
Nice and black
Very rich, black ink, and very versatile for inking.
from Holiday Florida
From research this is the best available and you have it in bulk.
My favorite ink
By karyn ironsides
from central NJ
This ink is super opaque, waterproof, and the exact right product for so many situations. I bought the litre, since I go through this stuff like it's going out of style, apparently. HOWEVER, one thing to note--wait until your ink is completely dry before attempting to color over it at all. What is dry to the touch can still bleed with watercolors, other inks, and alcohol based markers. Once it's dry, though, it is solid as a rock.
Perfect ink for dip-style pens
from Castle Rock, CO
I provide this ink to beginning calligraphy students. It is a dense black ink and flows nicely from the pointed pen nibs used in writing copperplate calligraphy.
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