Ink Recipe Guide

The doorway to your personal color laboratory.

Explore one of the newer innovations from our tiny workshop, the Atomink Element, born from countless hours of exploration into the intricate world of ink chemistry.

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In the field of ink making, the true art lies in creating a balanced "vehicle", the unique mixture of chemicals that delivers dyes or pigments to paper. While pigments have a relatively predictable behavior, dyes, on the other hand, are like free spirits, each with their own quirks and idiosyncrasies. Taming these diverse personalities to behave harmoniously in a fountain pen is no small feat. Crafting the perfect vehicle is akin to walking a tightrope, where addressing one performance issue might risk throwing another aspect out of balance. It's a delicate process that requires precision, patience, and passion.

However, our long hours and endless testing have paid off. We've managed to calibrate our ink vehicles around a select subset of dyes, creating harmonious combinations that result in outstanding performance in a fountain pen. These well-behaved, versatile dye-vehicle pairings form the backbone of each Atomink Element.

Atomink Elements offer a range of foundational colors, each brimming with potential. You're free to recreate our tried and true color recipes or create your own blend that reflects your unique taste. We can't wait to see your creations, so be sure to share your favorite recipes on social media using the hashtag #inkvestigator. These discoveries will help guide our future ink making efforts.

For those who prefer the classic experience, we're continuing our regular bottling runs. But for the adventurous spirits out there, the Atomink Element opens up a new world of ink exploration. It’s more than an inkwell; it’s a doorway to your personal color laboratory.

Join us on this colorful journey. Let's dive into the world of Atomink Elements, where every drop is a story waiting to be told.

Some of our previous colors will need to be slightly rebuilt to conform to the new Atomink Elements and we'll be updating the recipe catalogue as we make progress.

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