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The Writing Desk Ink Sample Service

Choose from the links below to display fountain pen ink samples grouped by colour.
Each sample bottle contains approximately 2.5ml of ink so you can try the ink without having to buy a whole bottle. To fill your pen, either use one of our syringe kits or draw some ink into the converter from your pen. Note that orders of ink samples may take up to 7 working days. Please be aware that some leakage can occur from sample bottles sent via air-mail (includes Scotland and Northern Ireland) due to air pressure changes.

There are currently 445 bottled fountain pen inks in our sample catalogue.

Note that colour representation cannot be truly accurate due to variations in scanning, the reproduction on your own computer system and variations in pen characteristics. If your pen is a wet writer, the colour will appear much darker and vice-versa.

Aurora Black
Aurora Black
£1.15
Caran dAche Cosmic Black
Caran dAche Cosmic Black
£1.90
Caran dAche Infinite Grey
Caran dAche Infinite Grey
£1.90
De Atramentis Archive ink
De Atramentis Archive ink
£1.10
De Atramentis Document Ink Black
De Atramentis Document Ink Black
£1.20
De Atramentis Document Ink Fog Grey
De Atramentis Document Ink Fog Grey
£1.20
De Atramentis Document Ink Grey
De Atramentis Document Ink Grey
£1.20
Diamine Anniversary Collection Silver Fox
Diamine Anniversary Collection Silver Fox
£1.00
Diamine Earl Grey
Diamine Earl Grey
£0.90
Diamine Graphite
Diamine Graphite
£0.90
Diamine Grey
Diamine Grey
£0.90
Diamine Jet Black
Diamine Jet Black
£0.90
Diamine Onyx Black
Diamine Onyx Black
£0.90
Diamine Quartz Black
Diamine Quartz Black
£0.90
Diamine Registrars ink
Diamine Registrars ink
£1.20
Diamine Shimmer Moon Dust (grey/silver)
Diamine Shimmer Moon Dust (grey/silver)
£1.00
Diamine Shimmer Sparkling Shadows (grey/gold)
Diamine Shimmer Sparkling Shadows (grey/gold)
£1.00
Graf von Faber Castell Carbon Black
Graf von Faber Castell Carbon Black
£1.20
Graf von Faber Castell Stone Grey
Graf von Faber Castell Stone Grey
£1.20
Herbin 1670 Collection Ink Stormy Grey
Herbin 1670 Collection Ink Stormy Grey
£1.20
Herbin Black
Herbin Black
£1.05
Herbin Cloudy Grey
Herbin Cloudy Grey
£1.05
Lamy Black
Lamy Black
£1.20
Monteverde Black
Monteverde Black
£0.65
Parker Black
Parker Black
£0.90
Pelikan 4001 Black
Pelikan 4001 Black
£1.05
Pelikan Edelstein Onyx
Pelikan Edelstein Onyx
£1.30
Pelikan Fount India
Pelikan Fount India
£1.05
Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-Syogun
Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-Syogun
£2.75
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
Pilot Iroshizuku Kiri-Same
£2.75
Pilot Iroshizuku Take-Sumi
Pilot Iroshizuku Take-Sumi
£2.75
Pilot Namiki Black
Pilot Namiki Black
£1.00
Private Reserve Gray Flannel
Private Reserve Gray Flannel
£1.00
Private Reserve Ultra Black Fast Dry
Private Reserve Ultra Black Fast Dry
£1.00
Private Reserve Velvet Black
Private Reserve Velvet Black
£1.00
Rohrer and Klingner Dokumentus Black
Rohrer and Klingner Dokumentus Black
£1.10
Robert Oster Charcoal
Robert Oster Charcoal
£1.70
Rohrer and Klingner Leipziger Schwarz
Rohrer and Klingner Leipziger Schwarz
£0.85
Sailor Black (new style)
Sailor Black (new style)
£1.05
Sailor Doyou
Sailor Doyou
£1.20
Sailor Kiwa-Guro
Sailor Kiwa-Guro "nano-black"
£1.75
Sheaffer Black
Sheaffer Black
£0.75
Visconti Black
Visconti Black
£1.00
Waterman Black
Waterman Black
£0.90

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