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Interested in trying a fountain pen ink that shades, but not sure where to start? Check out these top 8.


Diamine Oxblood: Ink Review

For a deep dark red fountain pen ink, look no further than Diamine Oxblood. Check out our ink review of this well-behaved ink. Pin for later.

Fountain Pen Inks Infographic, Categorization of Inks

One of the great advantages of writing with a fountain pen is the large variety of inks! Not only do inks come in many colors, they also have different properties.


“As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I’m not sure that I’m going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says ‘you are nothing’ I will be a writer.” —Unknown


Abraxas inks - Campeche Brown, Walnut Brown, Olive Brown, Nettle Green, Indigo Green, Blue Black, Rose Pink, Carmine, Carmine Purple, Campeche Violet, Black I, Black II, Saffron Yellow