Ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes and is used to color a surface to produce an image, text, or design. Ink is used for drawing or writing with a pen, brush, or quill. Thicker inks, in paste form, are used extensively in letterpress and lithographic printing. Inking can be a complex medium, composed of solvents, pigments, dyes, resins, lubricants, solubilizers, surfactants, particulate matter, fluorescents, and other materials. The components of inks serve many purposes; the ink’s carrier, colorants, and other additives affect the flow and thickness of the ink and its appearance when dry.


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FW Artist Acrylic Ink
FW Artists’ Ink is an acrylic-based, pigmented, water-resistant ink (on most surfaces) in a range of 38 colours, all of which have either a 3 or 4 star rating for permanence. Such a high degree of lightfastness over such a range of fully intermixable colours makes them ideal for use by artists in the production of pictures for permanent display. Colors can be substantially diluted or mixed to achieve the most subtle of tones, very similar in character to watercolor. Such washes will dry to a water-resistant film on virtually all surfaces and successive layers of color can be laid over. FW Artists’ Inks work well through airbrushes and technical pens.
FW Pearlescents
FW Pearlescent Inks are a unique range of 22 water-based acrylic colors producing a shimmering pearl effect. These acrylic-based inks are water-soluble when wet, but dry to a water-resistant film on most surfaces. All colors are very to extremely lightfast. This breakthrough in color technology offers almost limitless creative potential in areas not normally associated with inks and includes applications to wood and leather (and to a limited degree, glass and ceramics) as well as to paper and board. All colors are intermixable. They are permanent and translucent, but work best if put down freely rather than applying successive layers of colors. The shimmering pearl effect created by these colors is startling, and there are many interesting and exciting ways of using FW Pearlescent Inks.
Calligraphy Ink
Calli is an acrylic-based range of pigmented, water-resistant inks, designed specially for use in calligraphy, where optimum flow characteristics from the pen or brush are essential. Calli Ink is available in 6 different colors.
Pro Black/Pro White Ink
Pro White and Pro Black are very opaque, water-based inks for use on paper, negatives, acetate, and other art material surfaces. They can be used with a brush, pen, or airbrush, and when diluted make perfect washes. Pro White offers superb covering power over colors that would normally bleed through white ink. Mixing Pro White and Pro Black produces opaque, cool greys.


Higgins offers a wide range of pigment and dye based colors as well as specialty white and black inks. Higgins carries both pigmented and dye based inks. Pigmented based inks are rich, translucent and fade-proof, they combine micro-pulverized pigments in a highly fluid formula. Its available in 9 colors can be intermixed and diluted with water to produce an infinite range of colors. Dye Based inks vivid inks can be mixed with other inks or diluted with water to create a wide range of brilliant color.  Great for use on paper or board, and are available in 16 colors.
Liquitex Ink


Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink
Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink have an excellent range of extremely fluid acrylic paints that use super-fine pigments in a state-of-the-art acrylic emulsion. They dry quickly, are permanent, water resistant and non-clogging, which makes them ideal for a variety of techniques from watercolor effects to stamping. There are 30 different colors to chose from and are intermixable with all other Liquitex acrylics and mediums. The Professional Acrylick Ink is ideal for watercolor effects, color blocking and under paintings.
Winsor Newton Calligraphy Ink


Winsor Newton Calligraphy Ink
Winsor Newton Calligraphy ink that range in 18 lightfast colors with carefully chosen pigments to ensure color brilliance. The 14 blue-capped bottles contain thinner, more transparent inks with a satin finish. They’re suitable for dip-pens, fountain pens, technical pens and airbrushes. Our four red-capped bottles are opaque and should be used with a dip-pen or brush. Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Inks have a permanence rating of AA or A but are not waterproof.

Etching Inks



Gamblin Etching Inks are strong reliable inks for edition printing. The palette of pure intense pigments offers a broad range of color mixing potential. Five black inks and Graphite were formulated to meet the demands of printmakers who want deep rich black inks with good working characteristics. These inks offer a strong line and medium plate tone. These inks are great for engravers, printers of mezzotints, or others who need more resistance from their ink. Gamblin Etching Inks are all bound in the highest quality Burnt Plate Oil.

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Speedball Block Printing Inks
Speedball offers Water Soluble and Oil-Based Block printing inks. Speedball’s Water Soluble Block Printing Inks come in 18 brilliant colors and come in various tube sizes. These inks are easy to clean up with water, non-toxic, gluten free and super for printmaking with linoleum, wood, Flexible Printing Plate, Speedy-Carve™, Speedy-Cut™ and Polyprint. All Speedball inks are AP Non-Toxic and are excellent for use in the studio, school or home. The Oil-Based Block Printing Inks available in 10 brilliant colors in 37cc tubes or 7 colors available in 75cc tubes. Suitable for printing on papers and fabrics, they are non-darkening, waterproof and permanent.