In mid February I reached out to Goulet Pens and asked if they would be willing to supply samples of the complete line of De Atramentis Document Inks. While they were out of stock in the Black and Brown variants, they kindly provided samples of the rest of this line to me free of charge. Over the next couple of weeks I will be featuring these inks on the blog.
So why was I interested in reviewing these inks? They are advertised as being permanent, both in respect to being waterproof as well as being light fast. From the De Atramentis web site, these inks score an 8 on the Blue Wool Scale. What is the Blue Wool Scale? I'm glad you asked because I didn't have a clue either.
Looking at the colour swabs above made me think that these inks are kind of garish but it wasn't until I did more research that I realized that these colours are really meant for mixing, just like your inkjet printer.
C = Cyan = Turquoise
M = Magenta = Fuchsia
Y = Yellow
K = Black
Click through to this great post by June Blundell about mixing the inks and the resultant colours that you will get. The colours are truly fantastic and everything is permanent.
In my reviews I will be treating the inks as if they are to be used on their own but please consider how these could be used after mixing because that is where they will truly shine.
Links To The Reviews (as the reviews go live the links will too)
Ink Review: Document Ink - Blue by De Atramentis
Ink Review: Document Ink - Dark Blue by De Atramentis
Ink Review: Document Ink - Fuchsia by De Atramentis
Ink Review: Document Ink - Green by De Atramentis
Ink Review: Document Ink - Red by De Atramentis
Ink Review: Document Ink - Turquoise by De Atramentis
Ink Review: Document Ink - Yellow by De Atramentis