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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.

Caran dAche Organic Brown
Caran dAche Organic Brown
£1.90
Conway Stewart Kingsand Brown
Conway Stewart Kingsand Brown
£0.75
De Atramentis Document Ink Brown
De Atramentis Document Ink Brown
£1.20
Diamine Anniversary Collection Espresso
Diamine Anniversary Collection Espresso
£1.00
Diamine Anniversary Collection Terracotta
Diamine Anniversary Collection Terracotta
£1.00
Diamine Ancient Copper
Diamine Ancient Copper
£0.90
Diamine Burnt Sienna
Diamine Burnt Sienna
£0.90
Diamine Chocolate Brown
Diamine Chocolate Brown
£0.90
Diamine Shimmer Cocoa Shimmer (brown/gold)
Diamine Shimmer Cocoa Shimmer (brown/gold)
£1.00
Diamine Dark Brown
Diamine Dark Brown
£0.90
Diamine Golden Brown
Diamine Golden Brown
£0.90
Diamine Macassar
Diamine Macassar
£0.90
Diamine Ochre
Diamine Ochre
£0.90
Diamine Raw Sienna
Diamine Raw Sienna
£0.90
Diamine Rustic Brown
Diamine Rustic Brown
£0.90
Diamine Saddle Brown
Diamine Saddle Brown
£0.90
Diamine Sepia
Diamine Sepia
£0.90
Graf von Faber Castell Hazelnut Brown
Graf von Faber Castell Hazelnut Brown
£1.20
Herbin 1670 Collection Ink Cypus Carob
Herbin 1670 Collection Ink Cypus Carob
£1.20
Herbin Black Tea
Herbin Black Tea
£1.05
Herbin Chocolate Brown
Herbin Chocolate Brown
£1.05
Herbin Coffee Brown
Herbin Coffee Brown
£1.05
Herbin Terracotta
Herbin Terracotta
£1.05
Monteverde Brown
Monteverde Brown
£0.65
Pelikan 4001 Brown
Pelikan 4001 Brown
£1.05
Pelikan Edelstein Smoky Quartz
Pelikan Edelstein Smoky Quartz
£1.30
Pilot Iroshizuku Ina-Ho
Pilot Iroshizuku Ina-Ho
£2.75
Pilot Iroshizuku Tsukushi
Pilot Iroshizuku Tsukushi
£2.75
Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Guri
Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Guri
£2.75
Private Reserve Chocolat Fast Dry
Private Reserve Chocolat Fast Dry
£1.00
Private Reserve Chocolat
Private Reserve Chocolat
£1.00
Private Reserve Copper Burst
Private Reserve Copper Burst
£1.00
Private Reserve Ebony Brown
Private Reserve Ebony Brown
£1.00
Private Reserve Sepia
Private Reserve Sepia
£1.00
Rohrer and Klingner Dokumentus Brown
Rohrer and Klingner Dokumentus Brown
£1.10
Robert Oster Dark Chocolate
Robert Oster Dark Chocolate
£1.70
Robert Oster Caffe Crema
Robert Oster Caffe Crema
£1.70
Rohrer and Klingner Sepia
Rohrer and Klingner Sepia
£0.85
Sheaffer Brown
Sheaffer Brown
£0.75
Visconti Sepia
Visconti Sepia
£1.00
Waterman Absolute Brown
Waterman Absolute Brown
£0.90

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