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Intense, semi-flat black finish on most surfaces. For use with technical pens and airbrushes, dip pens or brushes. Waterproof, opaque, permanent, fadeless and acid-free.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
black of night!
Comments about Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Ink:
a nice dark India ink - reliable and works great for making negatives for silkscreening. Even my years old bottle was still serviceable but had settled out somewhat but the new bottle is even blacker.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great for suminagashi!
from Pahoa, Hawaii
This ink works wonderfully for suminagashi marbling. I tried out half a dozen different inks and this one produced the cleanest and darkest black rings.
I would buy this product again.
from Brookville PA
I bought this to use on white clayboard and as a permanent black on watercolor paper. It is perfect for my art needs.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
No Run, More Fun!
By Bone Daddy
from Denver, Colorado
I used this with watercolor pencils and it didn't run, melt or smudge one bit! Fantastic opaque black on toothy paper!
Beautiful, smooth, and easy to use
By A Southern Lady
from Georgia Mountains
For pen and ink drawings this ink is unsurpassed. Non clogging, smooth flowing.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Best waterproof ink around for use with crowquill and watercolor.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
good for refilling
Good for refilling cartridges on pentel pocket brush,g nib fountain pen,and rapidosketch tech pen,NOT good for any type of dip pens,its very thin so it feathers with dip pen
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
I use this ink in my parker vector fountain pen for note taking. THe ink flow from the pen is absolutely delicious, providing effortless, jet black, smooth-as-silk lines. Its so vastly superior to the parker ink I was using before, its jaw dropping. Very highly recommended for fountain use.
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look at those smooth, jet black lines!
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Maybe it used to be better?
from Chicago, IL
I bought Black Magic primarily to use for inking comics on Bristol using nibs and brush. Pros: It is indeed waterproof and Copic-proof. You can watercolor over your inks and it will be fine. Also, it is thin enough not to clog your nibs. Built-in dropper is nice. Matte.Cons: Has a tendency to feather. Can't get a consistent line with a ruling pen becase it's too runny. Gets smeared by liquid frisket (Grafix is less damaging than Winsor Newton). Not nearly as solidly black as tradition had led me to believe. Smells nasty. Better alternative: Speedball or Holbein.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear you did not have a satisfying experience with this product. Please know that if you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the merchandise you receive, you are entitled to a full replacement or refund. We ask that you contact our Customer Service Department at 800-723-2787 within 30 days so that the exchange, refund, or credit transaction can be arranged to your satisfaction.
(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
from SLC, UT
This ink used to be SUPER black back then, but now, when I purchased this, it came out GRAY, and TOO THIN!! It took about a week to condense it to be super black, but by then, I hardly had any ink in the bottle!! Higgins, you better step up your act, because now your ink is GARBAGE!!
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