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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 Ultra Violet
Caran dAche Ultra Violet
£1.90
Conway Stewart Edgcumbe Violet
Conway Stewart Edgcumbe Violet
£0.75
De Atramentis Document Ink Violet
De Atramentis Document Ink Violet
£1.20
Diamine Anniversary Collection Lilac Night
Diamine Anniversary Collection Lilac Night
£1.00
Diamine Anniversary Collection Purple Dream
Diamine Anniversary Collection Purple Dream
£1.00
Diamine Amazing Amethyst
Diamine Amazing Amethyst
£0.90
Diamine Bilberry
Diamine Bilberry
£0.90
Diamine Grape
Diamine Grape
£0.90
Diamine Imperial Purple
Diamine Imperial Purple
£0.90
Diamine Lavender
Diamine Lavender
£0.90
Diamine Majestic Purple
Diamine Majestic Purple
£0.90
Diamine Shimmer Frosted Orchid (purple/silver)
Diamine Shimmer Frosted Orchid (purple/silver)
£1.00
Diamine Shimmer Lilac Satin (purple/silver)
Diamine Shimmer Lilac Satin (purple/silver)
£1.00
Diamine Shimmer Purple Pazzazz (purple/gold)
Diamine Shimmer Purple Pazzazz (purple/gold)
£1.00
Diamine Tyrian Purple
Diamine Tyrian Purple
£0.90
Diamine Violet
Diamine Violet
£0.90
Graf von Faber Castell Violet Blue
Graf von Faber Castell Violet Blue
£1.20
Herbin Violet Pensée
Herbin Violet Pensée
£1.05
Herbin Violet (violet scented)
Herbin Violet (violet scented)
£1.20
Monteverde Purple
Monteverde Purple
£0.65
Pelikan 4001 Violet
Pelikan 4001 Violet
£1.05
Pilot Iroshizuku Murasaki-Shikibu
Pilot Iroshizuku Murasaki-Shikibu
£2.75
Private Reserve DC Super Show Violet
Private Reserve DC Super Show Violet
£1.00
Private Reserve Ebony Purple
Private Reserve Ebony Purple
£1.00
Private Reserve Plum
Private Reserve Plum
£1.00
Private Reserve Purple Mojo
Private Reserve Purple Mojo
£1.00
Private Reserve Tanzanite Fast Dry
Private Reserve Tanzanite Fast Dry
£1.00
Private Reserve Tanzanite
Private Reserve Tanzanite
£1.00
Robert Oster Barossa Grape
Robert Oster Barossa Grape
£1.70
Robert Oster Purple Rock
Robert Oster Purple Rock
£1.70
Robert Oster Purple SOUL (Charity)
Robert Oster Purple SOUL (Charity)
£1.70
Robert Oster Viola
Robert Oster Viola
£1.70
Rohrer and Klingner Cassia
Rohrer and Klingner Cassia
£0.85
Rohrer and Klingner Solferino
Rohrer and Klingner Solferino
£0.85
Sailor Shigure
Sailor Shigure
£1.20
Sheaffer Purple
Sheaffer Purple
£0.75
Visconti Purple
Visconti Purple
£1.00
Waterman Tender Purple
Waterman Tender Purple
£0.90

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