Exclusive to Bureau Direct
KWZ Ink comes from Poland and these inks are handmade by husband-&-wife Konrad and Agnieszka. They are well respected for the quality of the ink and the stunning colours. These inks are slightly wetter than many other inks and have been specially formulated to work at their best in fountain pens (rather than, say, a dipping pen). The ink flows beautifully and we can't recommend these inks enough.
Important note on using Iron Gall Inks in your pen - please read
It is recommended not to leave it unused for a long time in order not to let the ink dry out in the pen, otherwise it might be difficult to clean the pen. In the worst cases, this ink may damage your pen if left too long.
A pen filled with IG ink needs some special care, similar to when any permanent ink is used. The key here is not to let your pen dry out as this will leave a residue that can't be cleaned out. How long it can be left depends on your pen - a cheaper pen may dry out quicker but this is depends on your pen. If IG inks are used on daily basis, there are no special requirements as the ink will not have dried out.
The Iron Gall series by KWZ Ink refers to the type of ink used in medieval times for writing manuscripts, but it has been designed as a modern fountain pen friendly ink. It is gaining popularity because the written notes are extremely long lasting on paper, as the color will darken over time as opposed to other inks, which tend to fade over time. Writing with it is fun, as the colour will change immediately. For example the pink ink becomes violet, the orange will become brown. The written notes are also water resistant to some extent. The dyes can be washed away, but the iron gall component is permanently bonded with the paper, so the text is still easy to read.
The range of Iron Gall KWZ Inks includes 3 types. IG Mandarin is light iron gall - it means that the iron gall component concentration is very low and the maintenance doesn't differ from using standard ink. IG Blue-Black is Archive Iron Gall, which means that the concentration of the iron gall component is very high, thus it is the most water resistant and the most permanent of the whole IG KWZ ink range. All the other IG KWZ inks - blues, greens, violets, reds or brown are the medium type - iron component concentration is high enough to make the notes everlasting, but low enough to be highly convenient in daily use. We still recommend taking precaution when using any IG ink as we don't want you to damage your pen.
- Long lasting - it won't fade
- Big 60ml bottles
- over 20 colours
- Ideal for fountain pens
What we like about this product:
- These are gorgeous ink to use, wetter than many inks
- A dream to write with
- Great colours - really rich
- Unique to Bureau Direct in the UK
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About KWZ Ink
KWZ Ink has been manufacturing inks for fountain pens since 2012. Konrad - PhD student in chemistry, the owner and founder, developed his unique formulations of inks for his own use initially, but the inks quickly gained much interest of other pen enthusiasts from all over the world. With the support of his wife - Agnieszka, a scientist in the chemistry field too, he created the KWZ Ink brand in January 2015 and now is happy to share the knowledge and true passion for writing with fountain pens. KWZ Ink offers a wide range of inks, around 40 colors of Standard series and 20 colors of Iron Gall series, both of great quality and interesting properties.
- Delivery Info
We offer free UK delivery over £20 - please choose the SAVER delivery option at the checkout. Below £20 this delivery option will cost £2.50.
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- Returns Info
We offer a 'no quibble' returns policy. If you are not happy with your product then you can return it for a full refund. Please click here to see our full returns policy and how to return something for a refund.
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