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Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Ink

Calligraphy - meaning the art of beautiful writing, has been used in various forms since ancient times. From ancient Greece and Rome to the Middle Ages, calligraphy was seen as both a skilled art and the main source of written communication and expression until the invention of the printing press.  Calligraphy today is increasingly popular and is enjoyed by professional and amateur artists from all over the world.

Winsor & Newton have used their expertise in the production of fine inks since the 1890s to create a wide range of 18 colours which are brilliant and lightfast, allowing today's calligraphers to continue to create this important and flourishing art form.

Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Inks offer the widest colour range available for use with a Dip pen or Fountain pen. 

The range consists of 18 colours, 14 vibrant colours covering the colour spectrum and 4 extra colours - Matt Black, White, Gold and Silver.  All colours are available in 30ml bottles

All the inks have been formulated with carefully chosen pigments to ensure maximum brilliance of colour.  Single pigments have been used wherever possible to make clean colour mixtures.

The formulations of the Inks are non waterproof ensuring they are non clogging and have good flow characteristics when used in a Fountain or Dip pen.

Winsor & Newton continually strive to provide artists with the most permanent colours, actually becoming the first company to publish the composition and permanence of their colours in 1892.  Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Inks have been formulated to provide the artist with an unrivalled level of permanence and quality.  All the Calligraphy Ink colours have a permanence rating of AA or A.

14 of the colours (blue capped bottles) are suitable for use with a dip pen, fountain pen, technical pen and airbrush.  These colours are fully intermixable. 4 of the colours (red capped: Matt Black, White, Gold and Silver) are suitable for Dip pen and brush (including mixtures using these colours).  These colours are opaque.  Black and white are Matt.

Due to inherent differences in computer monitors, colours displayed below may not accurately represent the actual colour.

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