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HIGHLY WATER RESISTANT | ARCHIVAL
Our Everlasting Fountain Pen Ink series is formulated using fountain pen safe pigments. We've built a vehicle around this unique colorant to produce an archival and highly water resistant writing ink.
Everlasting pigmented inks require extra maintenance to use effectively. Frequent pen cleaning is suggested, as with all pigmented fountain pen inks. Pigmented ink should not be permitted to dry inside a pen. The permanent nature of the pigment will stain some types of plastic, and with this we suggest Everlasting inks not be used in demonstrator pens.
While we don't have independent testing complete for lightfastness characteristics, due to the nature of the colorant we anticipate a moderate level of lightfastness.
Every batch of Birmingham fountain pen ink is manufactured by hand in-house from a series of raw ingredients selected for quality and consistency. Each bottle is poured, capped, and labeled by hand.
- 4 Parts Naples
- 1 Part Chimney Soot
Skip the middleman and get your best value by purchasing directly from a maker. Other fountain pen inks made in North American can retail for up to 600% more* per unit of volume.
*Data last verified June 2023.
Our fountain pen inks are crafted to blend seamlessly with the others, offering you the possibility of creating an essentially limitless array of custom hues.
We deliver not just a phenomenal volume-to-price, but also unmatched color-versatility-to-price in every bottle.
Striaght From The Maker
As a tiny Pennsylvania based manufacturer with only two full-time employees, we're here to stand behind your purchase with expert guidance and support, directly from the makers.
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We've compartmentalized our fountain pen ink recipes into four principal categories characterized by differentiating elements of the colorant component in the formula. A colorant is a dye or pigment that exhibits color. An ink vehicle is a series of chemicals used to transport colorant from storage reservoir to substrate (paper in our case).
Keystone Formula inks are engineered using water-soluble dyes to produce a broad spectrum of colors with a variety of unique and desirable writing properties. Fitting the bill for a traditional fountain pen ink, this series by far the most popular.
Wishy-Washy Formula inks are constructed with dyes selected for both performance and washability. Colors in this series will clean easily from most fabrics and surfaces with soap and water.
Everlasting Formula inks are compounded with pigmented colorants to produce highly water resistant and archival properties on paper.
Twinkle Formula inks are formulated using hybrid dye and pigment combinations to create a unique twinkling luster.
QUALITY IN THE DETAILS
Ink ingredients are meticulously combined and refined over roughly two dozen steps with a minimum of three thorough mixing steps per color to ensure quality & consistency within every batch.
SMALL, MIGHTY, & PROUD
With only two full-time employees, every product is thoughtfully prepared at our Pennsylvania workshop just north of Pittsburgh.