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These rich color inks may come in a small package, but they perform beyond their size. Diluted in water, they keep their vibrant quality. Straight out of the bottle, they apply smooth and bright.
Winsor & Newton's professional quality ink range was especially developed for your writing and calligraphy needs. Most of the colors in the range are transparent, thinner in formulation, and fully intermixable, which makes them suitable for dip pens, fountain pens, technical pens, and airbrushes. Black, White, Silver, and Gold are thicker and more opaque, and should be used only with a dip pen or brush. This rule also applies to any mixtures containing these four colors.
Black and White have a matte finish. Silver and Gold have a metallic finish.
Set of 6 Colors
Six assorted colors come in 1 oz (30 ml) bottles. Colors include Green, Dark Blue, Gold, Sepia, Black, and Crimson.
Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Winsor & Newton products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
™ Winsor & Newton is a trademark.
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The violet is so rich in color
from Pittsburg, CA
Comments about Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Inks:
The violet is so rich in color which pleasantly surprised me. Definitely doesn't disappoint. I look forward to using it every day for whatever I can think of.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Very good ink- high quality - beautiful finished color
from Fort Wayne indiana
Very even metallic color - can be used with a paint brus and easily diluted with water.
The good, the bad, and the smelly
I bought this ink in three colors; black, white, and gold. First off, they all smell terrible, but the black is truly horrible. It smells highly toxic to me. I was impressed with its opacity and ease of use in a dip pen, but after trying to use it a few times, I decided to never use it again. One of the times I used it, a person at another desk complained about the smell. It felt like a product I would want to use with excellent ventilation and/or an open window.The gold ink is a big disappointment. I tried using it with various nibs and it looked like a faint gold sparkle on various papers, including black. A total waste of money.The white ink, which looks absolutely fantastic on black paper, thankfully, does not smell as bad as the others. It's a truly matte opaque white and I will use it. Otherwise, I can not recommend the Winsor & Newton Calligraphy inks. I don't know if there was something wrong with the black ink that I received, and I'd thrown out the boxes asap, so I did not contact Dick Blick customer service as I figured I was just out of luck, but I hate wasting my money. There are better inks out there that don't smell so horribly.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're sorry to learn that these inks aren't working out for you. Although they're not "toxic," we understand that everyone has a different level of sensitivity to certain smells. Someone from our Customer Care Center will be reaching out to further assist you.
takes patience for me
By Sarah, novice calligrapher
from Selma, AL
This is the first white ink I've ever tried, so please know that while reading this review. It has taken a bit of adjustment for me to get a good flow with this white ink. For me, diluting the ink with a little water and isopropyl alcohol works best. It needs to be stirred and shaken. Be patient and prepared to wait a little longer for it to dry.
LOVE this ink.
from Minneapolis, MN
White ink is just what I wanted - goes on really opaque and is perfect for any non-white paper!
from Tucson az
This ink does it's job well. I apply it with a watercolor brush, dilluted with water, and then with a German dip pen, more concentrated. It's fairly viscous, so it draws fine sharp lines that don't bleed
Ignore the label
from Boston, MA
I love Windsor Newton products, however as another reviewer pointed out, this in not really an ink for fountain pens. I clogged and then spent a fair amount of time cleaning out my fortunately inexpensive pen, which works beautifully with Pelikan fountain pen ink.That said, for dip pens or other uses this product offers the same high quality that I would expect from a Windsor Newton Product. Not as opaque as some of their other drawing inks, but that was expected since I was assuming if it was compatible with fountain pens it would be more translucent. I don't feel like I wasted my money, since I expect I will use this for drawing projects, I only wish it actually was compatible for everyday use in a fountain pen.
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By TAMU Confucius Institute
from Bryan, TX
We used the gold calligraphy ink for festive Christmas themed Chinese calligraphy and it was a huge hit at an annual festival held in our town. At first, we were a little disappointed by the quality of the ink, but realized that we needed to shake the jar really well. Once we shook it up, it was a beautiful bright gold color and was perfect for what we wanted to do. We will definitely continue to use this ink in the future.
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Chinese Calligraphy with Gold Ink
I was unhappy
The silver ink did not work consistently in my pens.Perhaps there are some hints for use that could have helped me?
Merchant response: Our Product Information team would be happy to answer any of your questions about these inks. Please contact us at 1-800-933-2542 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Product Experts are available Mon-Fri from 8:00am to 5:30pm CST.
Very Nice Ink!
By Texas calligrapher
from Amarillo, TX
This ink flows easily from a Copperplate nib (I'm using a Brause EF 66 nib). The opening is wide enought for a oblique pen holder to dip inside. The colors are bright and don't vary, even as the nib depletes the ink. I'm very pleased with this ink set!
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