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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 Infra Red
Caran dAche Infra Red
£1.90
Conway Stewart St Blazey Red
Conway Stewart St Blazey Red
£0.75
De Atramentis Document Ink Fuchsia
De Atramentis Document Ink Fuchsia
£1.20
De Atramentis Document Ink Red
De Atramentis Document Ink Red
£1.20
Diamine Anniversary Collection Burgundy Royale
Diamine Anniversary Collection Burgundy Royale
£1.00
Diamine Anniversary Collection Carnival
Diamine Anniversary Collection Carnival
£1.00
Diamine Amaranth
Diamine Amaranth
£0.90
Diamine Brilliant Red
Diamine Brilliant Red
£0.90
Diamine Claret
Diamine Claret
£0.90
Diamine Classic Red
Diamine Classic Red
£0.90
Diamine Coral
Diamine Coral
£0.90
Diamine Crimson
Diamine Crimson
£0.90
Diamine Damson
Diamine Damson
£0.90
Diamine Deep Magenta
Diamine Deep Magenta
£0.90
Diamine Maroon
Diamine Maroon
£0.90
Diamine Matador
Diamine Matador
£0.90
Diamine Merlot
Diamine Merlot
£0.90
Diamine Monaco red
Diamine Monaco red
£0.90
Diamine Oxblood
Diamine Oxblood
£0.90
Diamine Passion Red
Diamine Passion Red
£0.90
Diamine Poppy Red
Diamine Poppy Red
£0.90
Diamine Red Dragon
Diamine Red Dragon
£0.90
Diamine Ruby
Diamine Ruby
£0.90
Diamine Shimmer Brandy Dazzle (red-brown/gold)
Diamine Shimmer Brandy Dazzle (red-brown/gold)
£1.00
Diamine Shimmer Fire Storm Red (red/silver)
Diamine Shimmer Fire Storm Red (red/silver)
£1.00
Diamine Shimmer Firefly (red/gold)
Diamine Shimmer Firefly (red/gold)
£1.00
Diamine Shimmer Red Lustre (red/gold)
Diamine Shimmer Red Lustre (red/gold)
£1.00
Diamine Shimmer Wine Divine (burgundy/gold)
Diamine Shimmer Wine Divine (burgundy/gold)
£1.00
Diamine Syrah
Diamine Syrah
£0.90
Diamine Vermillion
Diamine Vermillion
£0.90
Diamine Wild Strawberry
Diamine Wild Strawberry
£0.90
Graf von Faber Castell Garnet Red
Graf von Faber Castell Garnet Red
£1.20
Herbin 1670 Anniversary Ink Rouge Hématite
Herbin 1670 Anniversary Ink Rouge Hématite
£1.20
Herbin Bouquet dAntan
Herbin Bouquet dAntan
£1.05
Herbin Larmes de Cassis
Herbin Larmes de Cassis
£1.05
Herbin Opera (rose scented)
Herbin Opera (rose scented)
£1.20
Herbin PoussiÚre de Lune
Herbin PoussiÚre de Lune
£1.05
Herbin Rose Cyclamen
Herbin Rose Cyclamen
£1.05
Herbin Rose Tendresse
Herbin Rose Tendresse
£1.05
Herbin Rouge Bourgogne
Herbin Rouge Bourgogne
£1.05
Herbin Rouge Opera
Herbin Rouge Opera
£1.05
Herbin Rouille dAncre
Herbin Rouille dAncre
£1.05
Herbin Rouge Caroubier
Herbin Rouge Caroubier
£1.05
Lamy Red
Lamy Red
£1.20
Monteverde Burgundy
Monteverde Burgundy
£0.65
Monteverde Red
Monteverde Red
£0.65
Pelikan 4001 Red
Pelikan 4001 Red
£1.05
Pelikan Edelstein Mandarine
Pelikan Edelstein Mandarine
£1.30
Pelikan Edelstein Ruby
Pelikan Edelstein Ruby
£1.30
Pilot Iroshizuku Momiji
Pilot Iroshizuku Momiji
£2.75
Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo
Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo
£2.75
Private Reserve Claret
Private Reserve Claret
£1.00
Private Reserve Dakota Red
Private Reserve Dakota Red
£1.00
Private Reserve Fiesta Red
Private Reserve Fiesta Red
£1.00
Rohrer and Klingner Dokumentus Magenta
Rohrer and Klingner Dokumentus Magenta
£1.10
Robert Oster Claret
Robert Oster Claret
£1.70
Robert Oster Fire Engine Red
Robert Oster Fire Engine Red
£1.70
Robert Oster Maroon 1789
Robert Oster Maroon 1789
£1.70
Robert Oster Clay Red
Robert Oster Clay Red
£1.70
Rohrer and Klingner Alt Bordeaux
Rohrer and Klingner Alt Bordeaux
£0.85
Rohrer and Klingner Fernambuk
Rohrer and Klingner Fernambuk
£0.85
Rohrer and Klingner Magenta
Rohrer and Klingner Magenta
£0.85
Rohrer and Klingner Morinda
Rohrer and Klingner Morinda
£0.85
Rohrer and Klingner Scabiosa
Rohrer and Klingner Scabiosa
£0.85
Sailor Oku-Yama
Sailor Oku-Yama
£1.20
Sheaffer Red
Sheaffer Red
£0.75
Visconti Burgundy Red
Visconti Burgundy Red
£1.00
Waterman Audacious Red
Waterman Audacious Red
£0.90

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