« Bachmann Industries Durango and Silverton – N Scale Ready to Run Electric Train Set Life-Like Trains HO Scale Building Kits – Belvedere Downtown Hotel » 3 thoughts on “Speedball 2-Ounce India Ink, Super Black” 44 of 45 people found the following review helpful Deep, Richly Pigmented Ink, January 17, 2011 By Anne-Marie Gallagher (Chicago, IL USA) – This review is from: Speedball 2-Ounce India Ink, Super Black (Misc.) I love, love, love this ink. After trying Higgins (which I found to be weakly-tinted) and the ink in cartridges (Sheaffer, Pilot) for use in caligraphy, I found this to be far superior to anything else. The ink is a deep, rich, intense black. It has great body–liquid enough for good flow, yet the texture is not watery. It doesn’t bleed at all on any of the papers I’ve used (a caligraphy practice pad; cheap bond; nice, thick water color paper). It also dries relatively fast, i.e. almost immediately if I use a C-3 nib, or within 5 minutes–10 at most–if I use a brush or a C-6. When using the ink with watercolors, I usually I lay my watercolors on the pages first, then ink over it–that’s just the process I prefer. I know some people complain it’s not waterproof and that it smears when used with watercolors. That did happen a couple of times, when I tried watercoloring shortly after laying down the ink. If you let the ink “cure” overnight, for instance, I don’t think you’ll have this problem. I know that’s impractical for many people who use ink with watercolor. For me and the way I usually use this product, however, (as either a caligraphy ink or as ink over dried watercolor) it really is the perfect ink. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 18 of 18 people found the following review helpful writes longer than ordinary fountain pen ink, October 2, 2013 By Money saver Ted “Money $aver” (New Mexico) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Speedball 2-Ounce India Ink, Super Black (Misc.) Compared to 5 other kinds of regular fountain pen ink, this India ink writes much longer on my dip pens. It is thicker, adhering to the nib better. I can write an extra line with each dip compared to the other kinds of ink. Don’t use in a regular fountain pen – it’s not designed for that.. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 17 of 18 people found the following review helpful The best dip ink I’ve bought yet, July 23, 2011 By dark lord raie – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) I love to write with dip ink pens and this ink is definitely the best black dip ink I’ve found. The bottle is strong and sturdy without being so thick as to have less ink than you need and it even has a slot on the inside to rub you nib against to remove excess ink. It writes beautifully and is definitely worth the cost. I am definitely a repeat customer. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.