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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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
These inks are amazing!
from Kansas City
Comments about Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India Inks:
I've worked with water colors, gouache, casein, and acrylics for years...but when it came to ink, Black was all I'd ever worked with. The Bombay inks were truly a revelation for me! They work well when combined with all the media I had grown used to, and standing alone on heavy toned paper they are brilliant! I've purchased a wealth of water brush pens to use them in when I travel...one thing that I had to get used to was their shine if you use them heavily.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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They work well with casein and gouache illustrations
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from Moab, UT
I bought both black and white for use with dip pens. The black is very nice. It flows really well and dries on the paper quickly, but not in the nib, which is perfect. The white didn't flow from the nib at all and had to be applied with a small brush. This is my first experience with white ink so I don't know if that is normal or not. Overall, I'm happy with the inks and I'm only using the white for highlights so applying with a brush isn't a big deal.
This Stuff is the BEST!
from North Carolina
Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India Inks are the BEST! When you need a permanent ink that can stand up to water application after they dry and are fade resistant you can't go wrong with this product. If I could sell some art work, I would purchase an entire set!
Bombay India Inks for coloring HO Scale wooden buildings
By Pleiadian Spirit
from Pittsburgh, Pa
These Inks are going to be used for a project that is starting in February 2018..Project will be a HO scale model railroad layout and will be for coloring buildings made of bass and balsa woods and plaster..Project will take several years to complete..I am looking forward to see how Bombay India Inks will perform..inks will be used in airbrush and paint brushes...Will submit a few photos later..
I like this ink
By Stainer of Paper
from Albuquerque, NM
Recently, I finally got around to opening an old, small metal box that my Dad used to keep his pen nibs in. I found around 30 nibs, some of which had never been used. Choosing one, I opened my brand new bottle of Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay brown ink, and did a quick sketch of an owl: I was please with both the nib and the ink, which flowed well, didn't cake up on the nib, and was consistent in color. I'm planning on using it a lot more in the future.
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Quick sketch of a horned owl.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
My personal favorite for inking
from Portland, ME
This is my absolute favorite ink. It holds up extremely well to water when doing watercolor illustration work. You can work wet on wet on top of the ink as much as you want and it will non run. For my work I use a dip pen. I can see where some people would run into problems with clogging using other types of pens, because it can form a very strong coating on nibs. Using the bombay cleaning solution makes this a non-issue. I have a little glass container that I put near my work desk that I drop my nibs in after inking and it cleans right off. Used properly it is a joy to work with.
By Elle the Illustrator
from Tampa, FL
I bought this ink in Sepia to pair with my brown Pigma Microns. It works really well and actually layers which is mostly good, sometimes bad. I'm really digging these inks, though. The pigment of the ink is very nice and I would buy these again, as the amount per bottle is well worth the price over some of the other india inks I've bought before.
So far very disappointed. Item arrived in great condition and speed. The normal Blick way. But the ink itself has separated and clogged the dropper. After attempting to mix the ink and, clean tips and wait for days the ink is not very dependable especially in a koh-i-nor pen. I bought it specifically for use in the pen as the regular in is out of stock and I needed it soon. First time I've used a colored ink and Dr Martins but not impressed. Now I have another little used product to stick on the shelf.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We apologize for the condition of the ink you received, and we'd like to help. One of our Customer Care Agents has emailed you to assist, but we haven't heard back from you. We hope you'll please give us a call at 1-800-723-2787 so we can take care of this.
Definitely get your money's worth
By The Inked Mermaid
from Philadelphia, PA
I got both round sets because I couldn't decide which colors I would use more and I'm glad I did because this ink is great. It is versatile and will last you, jyst make sure you take care of it.
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I have used these inks for many, many years, always with the very best results. None better!
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