Fountain Pen Ink

Bottled ink is one of the joys conferred by fountain pen ownership. An enormous range of colours are available (we have over 400 colours available and you can even mix your own); it can be economical and eco-friendly; and there's some satisfaction in the process of filling a pen.

It can of course be inconvenient at times, but the sheer variety of ink on sale in the 21st century is a testament to the ongoing popularity of bottled ink and the affection in which it is held.

Any fountain pen can use any reputable brand of ink - despite what pen manufacturers and their vested interests might imply. It's true that there are some pens that are more fussy about ink than others, and there is quite a wide variation in the viscosity and colour of the various brands, but in general the choice of ink will normally come down to personal preference or cost.

However, two brands which stand out in most often in polls of fountain pen users are Waterman Ink and Diamine Ink, and we heartily recommend these to any fountain pen owner. Diamine in particular offers an enormous range of colours and it's still manufactured right here in the UK. We love their inks so much that we've had them make a small range of extra colours especially for us - see our Cult Pens Deep Dark Inks.

Fountain pen ink is not generally very waterproof - the properties that make ink waterproof are not friendly to delicate fountain pen innards. However, Platinum's Carbon Ink is about as safe as it gets and is thoroughly waterproof. You'll need to rinse out your pen before storage though. Graf von Faber-Castell's line of luxury ink is safe for any pen, and boasts impressive if not bullet-proof tolerance to water.

Finally, if you fancy creating your own unique ink colour, try Platinum's Mix-Free Ink - colours specifically designed to blend with each other.

For an excellent overview of fountain pen inks see Rick Conner's article here.

Cross Bottled Fountain Pen Ink
Cross Bottled Fountain Pen Ink Premium quality fountain pen ink
blackblueblue-blackgreenpurplered
Only £10.00 inc VAT £8.33 ex VAT
Sailor Jentle Bottled Ink
Sailor Jentle Bottled Ink 50ml of top quality ink
blackblueblue-black
Only £12.00 inc VAT £10.00 ex VAT
Sailor Jentle Four Seasons Bottled Ink
Sailor Jentle Four Seasons Bottled Ink 50ml of top quality ink
bluebrowndark-redgreenlight-bluepinkpurpleyellow
Only £18.00 inc VAT £15.00 ex VAT
Sailor Bottled Pigment Ink
Sailor Bottled Pigment Ink 50ml of top quality pigment ink
blackblue-black
Only £24.00 inc VAT £20.00 ex VAT
Higgins Fountain Pen India Ink
Higgins Fountain Pen India Ink Suitable for fountain pens, dip pens and brushes
black
Only £8.35 inc VAT £6.96 ex VAT
L'Artisan Pastellier Callifolio Fountain Pen Ink Bottle 40ml
L'Artisan Pastellier Callifolio Fountain Pen Ink Bottle 40ml Traditionally-made fountain pen ink in a vast range of colours
blackblueblue-blackbronzebrowndark-redgoldgreengreylight-bluemore
Only £8.99 inc VAT £7.49 ex VAT
L'Artisan Pastellier Callifolio Fountain Pen Ink Pouch 50ml
L'Artisan Pastellier Callifolio Fountain Pen Ink Pouch 50ml Traditionally-made fountain pen ink in a vast range of colours
blackblueblue-blackbronzebrowndark-redgoldgreengreylight-bluemore
Only £8.99 inc VAT £7.49 ex VAT
L'Artisan Pastellier Classic Fountain Pen Ink Bottle 30ml
L'Artisan Pastellier Classic Fountain Pen Ink Bottle 30ml Traditionally-made fountain pen ink
blackbluebrowngoldgreengreylight-bluelight-greenorangepinkmore
Only £4.99 inc VAT £4.16 ex VAT
Caran d'Ache Chromatics INKredible Ink Colours Collection
Caran d'Ache Chromatics INKredible Ink Colours Collection New 'INKredible' ink collection from Caran d'Ache
blackblueblue-blackbrowngreengreylight-bluelight-greenorangepinkmore
Only £28.00 inc VAT £23.33 ex VAT 9% off
Cult Pens Deep Dark Fountain Pen Ink 80ml
Cult Pens Deep Dark Fountain Pen Ink 80ml ... by Diamine
blue-blackbrowndark-redgreenorangepurple
Only £5.90 inc VAT £4.92 ex VAT
Cult Pens Deep Dark Fountain Pen Ink 30ml
Cult Pens Deep Dark Fountain Pen Ink 30ml ... by Diamine
blue-blackbrowndark-redgreenorangepurple
Only £2.35 inc VAT £1.96 ex VAT 11% off
Diamine Ink 80ml Bottle
Diamine Ink 80ml Bottle Over 100 colours of high-quality ink from this great British company
blackblueblue-blackbrowncopperdark-redgreengreylight-bluelight-greenmore
Only £5.90 inc VAT £4.92 ex VAT 5% off
Diamine Ink 30ml Bottle
Diamine Ink 30ml Bottle 30ml bottles of Diamine's superb fountain pen ink
blackblueblue-blackbrowncopperdark-redgreengreylight-bluelight-greenmore
Only £2.35 inc VAT £1.96 ex VAT 11% off
Diamine Shimmering Ink
Diamine Shimmering Ink Inks with golden and silver shimmers
blackbluebrowngreengreylight-bluelight-greenorangepinkpurplemore
Only £8.95 inc VAT £7.46 ex VAT 10% off
Diamine Registrar's Ink 100ml Bottle
Diamine Registrar's Ink 100ml Bottle Traditional archival blue-black ink
blue-black
Only £14.95 inc VAT £12.46 ex VAT
Diamine 30ml Ink Set Refill
Diamine 30ml Ink Set Refill Especially for Diamine's Flowers and Music ink sets
bluebrowngreenlight-blueorangepinkpurpleredyellow
Only £3.99 inc VAT £3.33 ex VAT
Diamine 150th Anniversary Ink Bottle
Diamine 150th Anniversary Ink Bottle Special edition inks in special bottles
blueblue-blackbrowngreengreyred
Only £7.75 inc VAT £6.46 ex VAT
Diamine Registrar's Ink 30ml Bottle
Diamine Registrar's Ink 30ml Bottle Traditional archival blue-black ink
blue-black
Only £8.99 inc VAT £7.49 ex VAT
Graf von Faber-Castell Luxury Bottled Ink
Graf von Faber-Castell Luxury Bottled Ink Luxury bottled ink collection for fountain pens
blackblueblue-blackbrowngreengreypurplered
Only £25.00 inc VAT £20.83 ex VAT
J. Herbin 30ml "D" Bottled Ink
J. Herbin 30ml "D" Bottled Ink World famous ink in an array of 30 colours
blackblueblue-blackbrowndark-redgreengreylight-bluelight-greenorangemore
Only £6.97 inc VAT £5.81 ex VAT 7% off
J. Herbin 1670 Inks Collection
J. Herbin 1670 Inks Collection Fountain pen ink flecked with real gold!
bluebrowngoldgreengreyred
Only £14.59 inc VAT £12.16 ex VAT 14% off
Kaweco Bottled Ink 30ml
Kaweco Bottled Ink 30ml Premium bottled ink
blackblueblue-blackbrowngreengreylight-blueorangepurplered
Only £12.50 inc VAT £10.42 ex VAT 16% off
Lamy T52 ink 50ml Refill
Lamy T52 ink 50ml Refill Lamy ink in a bottle
blackblueblue-blackgreenlight-bluered
Only £8.50 inc VAT £7.08 ex VAT
Monteverde Ink Bottle 90ml
Monteverde Ink Bottle 90ml Free-flowing Ink Treatment Formula
blackblueblue-blackbrowngreenlight-blueorangepinkpurplered
Only £8.50 inc VAT £7.08 ex VAT 43% off
Monteverde Ink Bottle 30ml
Monteverde Ink Bottle 30ml Great range of colours
blackblueblue-blackbrowncoppergreenlight-bluelight-greenorangepinkmore
Only £5.99 inc VAT £4.99 ex VAT £8.00 inc VAT £6.67 ex VAT Save £2.01 inc VAT £1.68 ex VAT 25% off
Namiki Fountain Pen Ink 60ml Bottle
Namiki Fountain Pen Ink 60ml Bottle Bottled ink for Pilot and Namiki pens
blackblue
Only £12.99 inc VAT £10.83 ex VAT 13% off
Pelikan Edelstein Fountain Pen Ink 50ml
Pelikan Edelstein Fountain Pen Ink 50ml Premium ink by Pelikan
blackblueblue-blackgreengreylight-blueorangepurplered
Only £17.00 inc VAT £14.17 ex VAT 5% off
Pelikan 4001 Fountain Pen Ink 30ml Bottle
Pelikan 4001 Fountain Pen Ink 30ml Bottle Good-value range of high-quality ink with good colour range
blackblueblue-blackbrowngreenlight-bluepurplered
Only £4.58 inc VAT £3.82 ex VAT £5.45 inc VAT £4.54 ex VAT Save £0.87 inc VAT £0.73 ex VAT 22% off
Pelikan 4001 Fountain Pen Ink 62.5ml Bottle
Pelikan 4001 Fountain Pen Ink 62.5ml Bottle Quality fountain pen ink suitable for all brands of pen
blackblueblue-blackbrowngreenlight-bluepurplered
Only £7.15 inc VAT £5.96 ex VAT £8.45 inc VAT £7.04 ex VAT Save £1.30 inc VAT £1.08 ex VAT 21% off
Pelikan 4001 Highlighter Ink 30ml
Pelikan 4001 Highlighter Ink 30ml Highlighter ink suitable for Pelikan M205 Duo pens
greenyellow
Only £5.20 inc VAT £4.33 ex VAT 12% off
Pelikan 4001 Fountain Pen Ink 1 litre
Pelikan 4001 Fountain Pen Ink 1 litre Popular Pelikan 4001 ink, in a giant bottle
blackblue
Only £68.95 inc VAT £57.46 ex VAT
Pilot Iroshizuku Ink
Pilot Iroshizuku Ink Stunning high-end ink inspired by Japanese nature
blackblueblue-blackbrowngreengreylight-bluelight-greenorangepinkmore
Only £28.95 inc VAT £24.13 ex VAT 20% off
Platinum Classic Ink
Platinum Classic Ink Unusual colours of quality ink
browngreenlight-greenpinkpurpleyellow
Only £21.99 inc VAT £18.33 ex VAT
Platinum Carbon Ink Bottle
Platinum Carbon Ink Bottle Very black waterproof ink for fountain pens
black
Only £16.49 inc VAT £13.74 ex VAT 3% off
Platinum Pigment Ink Bottle
Platinum Pigment Ink Bottle Waterproof pigment ink for fountain pens
bluebrownred
Only £16.49 inc VAT £13.74 ex VAT
Platinum Mix Free Ink Bottle 60ml
Platinum Mix Free Ink Bottle 60ml Stunning range of mixable colour for fountain pens
blackbluebrownlight-bluelight-greenpinkpurpleredyellow
Only £11.95 inc VAT £9.96 ex VAT 7% off
Platinum Mix Free Mixing Kit
Platinum Mix Free Mixing Kit Dilution liquid and mixing tools for Mix Free ink
Only £11.95 inc VAT £9.96 ex VAT 7% off
Sheaffer Skrip Ink Bottle 50ml
Sheaffer Skrip Ink Bottle 50ml Available in a good range of colours including washable blue
blackblueblue-blackbrowngreenlight-bluepurplered
Only £7.00 inc VAT £5.83 ex VAT
Visconti Ink Bottle
Visconti Ink Bottle The elegantly-shaped Visconti ink bottle
blackbluebrowndark-redgreenlight-blue
Only £9.50 inc VAT £7.92 ex VAT 5% off
Waterman Ink Bottle
Waterman Ink Bottle Waterman ink in 8 superb colours
blackblueblue-blackbrowngreenlight-bluepurplered
Only £5.99 inc VAT £4.99 ex VAT £6.50 inc VAT £5.42 ex VAT Save £0.51 inc VAT £0.43 ex VAT 16% off
Back to top