Speedball Super Black India Ink
Our most popular multi-purpose black ink. Speedball Super Black India Ink is free-flowing, non-clogging, and waterproof as well as lightfast, and it will not fade! India Ink may be applied by brush or dip pen. Artist and calligraphers often use found or homemade tools for mark-making with this ink. Paint on dry paper for controlled lines. Work on wet paper for free-flowing forms.
For all types of sketching and drafting, Speedball Super Black India Ink has excellent reproducing qualities on paper and most plastic drafting surfaces. It is easily applied by pen, brush, steel brush or airbrush. This ink is made from highly opaque, carbon black pigment for optimum lightfastness. Use Speedball Pen Cleaner to clean nibs after use.
Warning: despite the many, many blogs claiming this ink can be used for tattoos, we caution everyone. This ink contains shellac and should not be scratched nor poked into the skin. The shellac is what makes the ink rich, glossy and waterproof.
“Like the black honey of Ghanesh, you soak my page with promise. Smooth as I draw, unforgiving when I fumble. I’ll carry you dear India ink, wherever I travel with brush and pad in tow.”
A one minute poem by artist Jordan Pearson.