Iron Gall Ink

As iron gall ink is chemically based rather than pigment based, its characteristics generally differ from other calligraphic inks. The darkening process to a warm black as the ink oxidises on the page is a natural phenomenon. It equally produces for the penman the most incredibly fine hairlines unsurpassed by virtually any other type of…

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Using Walker’s Copperplate Ink

For Copperplate I occasionally stir the ink, but for the more delicate Spencerian Script I never stir it.Iron gall ink, being a chemically based ink, tends to form an insoluble pigment when exposed to air. This is the galling thing about iron gall ink! Occasionally therefore, scoop out the ‘sludge’ from the bottom of the…

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New Penman Inks 1

We have updated the website and the new penman inks are now available replacing the old ranges. The ink colours remain unchanged. Only the ink names and the names of the ink ranges have changed. The Fountain Pen range and the Perfumed range remain un-changed I will shortly be uploading information mapping the old ink…

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