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Calligraphy Inks

Discover a whole new world of Calligraphy Inks with ArtStore Online. At ArtStore Online, whether you are an avid painter, illustrator or a complete beginner, we will strive to help you with whatever you're after! We strive to bring you the best Inks brands available, and have a wide range of art & craft supplies from trusted and respected brands from around the world, including Art Spectrum, Cretacolor, Educational Colours, Matisse, Sennelier, Winsor & Newton and more!   
  • Derivan Artist Inks 36ml

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    Derivan Inks are artist quality inks that are highly pigmented, water-resistant, lightfast (will not fade) and non-clogging. Fully intermixable, th...

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  • Art Spectrum Liquid Spectrum Ink 50ml

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    Art Spectrum® Liquid Spectrum Inks are brilliant, water-resistant, non-toxic, lightfast ASTM 1 & 2 colours that have twice the pigment concentr...

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  • Educational Colours Drawing Inks 30ml

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    Australian-made inks are highly pigmented, artist quality inks that are water-resistant, lightfast (will not fade) and non-clogging. All colours ar...

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  • Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Inks 30ml

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    The Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Inks range consists of 18 vibrant colours which are lightfast non clogging and fully intermixable. The colour r...

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  • Sennelier Traditional Indian Inks (Pagode Blacks)

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    This famous ink, known for 100 years as A La Pagode, is made in the same traditional style of shellac based ink with ground lampblack pigment. The...

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  • Sumi Ink Stone - Grinding Stone

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    In Sumi-e the artist grinds her own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone. Ink sticks are generally made of densely packed ash from Asian pin...

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  • Sumi Ink Stick

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    STICK - In Sumi-e the artist grinds her own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone. Ink sticks are generally made of densely packed ash from A...

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  • Sumi Chinese Black Ink 100ml

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    Traditional black ink for Sumi painting and calligraphy work. Produces good hairlines and dense black lines.  

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  • Derivan Artist Inks 500ml

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    Derivan Inks are artist quality inks that are highly pigmented, water-resistant, lightfast (will not fade) and non-clogging. Fully intermixable, th...

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  • Educational Colours Drawing Inks 500ml

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    Australian-made inks are highly pigmented, artist quality inks that are water-resistant, lightfast (will not fade) and non-clogging. All colours ar...

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  • Derivan Artist Ink Stamping Medium 36ml

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    Derivan Ink Stamping Medium is a transparent paste that you can mix with either Derivan Artist Inks or Matisse Artist Pigmented Inks to be able to ...

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What are calligraphy inks?

Calligraphy inks are specially formulated inks that are designed for use with calligraphy pens. Calligraphy inks flow smoothly and evenly from the pen, providing a consistent writing experience. There are a variety of calligraphy inks available on the market, each with its own unique properties. Some calligraphy inks are waterproof, while others are not. Some calligraphy inks are very vibrant and bright, while others are more subdued.

Is calligraphy ink different from regular ink?

Yes, calligraphy ink is specifically designed for calligraphy and is therefore different from regular ink. Calligraphy ink is usually thinner than regular ink, which allows it to flow more smoothly from the pen. This makes calligraphy ink ideal for creating beautiful handwriting. In addition, calligraphy ink comes in a variety of colours, so you can choose the perfect shade to match your calligraphy project.

What is the difference between calligraphy inks and acrylic inks?

The main difference between calligraphy inks and acrylic inks is that calligraphy inks are designed specifically for use with a calligraphy pen, while acrylic inks can be used with a variety of different pens. Calligraphy inks also tend to be thinner and less viscous than acrylic inks, which gives them a smoother flow when writing. Additionally, calligraphy inks come in a wider range of colours than acrylic inks.

What surfaces can you use calligraphy ink on?

You can use calligraphy ink on a variety of surfaces, including paper, fabric, and even glass. The best surface to use calligraphy ink on is smooth, absorbent paper. This will help the ink flow evenly and prevent it from bleeding. If you're using calligraphy ink on a non-porous surface like glass or metal, be sure to use a waterproof calligraphy pen so the ink doesn't smear.

What are some tips for using calligraphy ink?

  • Use a calligraphy pen or nib that is designed for use with calligraphy ink.
  • Make sure the calligraphy ink you choose is compatible with the calligraphy paper you are using.
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions for mixing calligraphy ink if you are using a concentrated calligraphy ink.
  • Use a light touch when applying calligraphy ink to your calligraphy paper. too much pressure can cause the paper to bleed and the ink to spread.
  • When choosing a calligraphy ink, it is important to make sure that it is compatible with the calligraphy paper you are using.

What are some common mistakes people make when using calligraphy ink?

One common mistake is not giving the ink enough time to dry. This can cause smudging and affect the overall look of the calligraphy. Another mistake is using too much ink, which can make the calligraphy appear messy. Finally, people often forget to clean their calligraphy pens after each use, which can lead to clogging and poor performance.

How long does calligraphy ink last?

This is a difficult question to answer, as calligraphy ink can last anywhere from a few days to several months. It all depends on how you store and care for your calligraphy supplies. If you keep them in a cool, dry place, and make sure to clean your calligraphy nibs regularly, your ink will last longer. However, if you use your calligraphy supplies frequently, or if you live in a humid climate, your ink may not last as long. Ultimately, it is important to check the condition of your calligraphy ink before each use, and to replace it if it has begun to thicken or separate.

What other art supplies are needed when using calligraphy inks?

In addition to calligraphy inks, you'll need a calligraphy pen and paper. You may also want to use a calligraphy guide sheet to help you with your lettering.

What can you make with calligraphy inks?

You can use calligraphy inks to create beautiful and unique works of art. Calligraphy inks can be used to write letters, create illustrations, or even make paintings. With calligraphy inks, the possibilities are endless!