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Types of ink

Ballpoint Pen Ink
Ballpoint Pen Ink

The average ballpoint pen’s ink is composed of dye or pigment particles – carbon black for black pens, eosin for red, or a suspected cocktail of Prussian blue, crystal violet and phthalocyanine blue for the classic blue pen – suspended in a solvent of oil or water.

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Drawing Pen Ink
Drawing Pen Ink

Brand new to pen and ink drawing? Here's everything you'll need to know, including how to find the pen that's right for you and basic drawing techniques.

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Fountain Pen Ink
Fountain Pen Ink

The everyday fountain pen for smooth, expressive writing; Medium stainless steel nib; Visible ink supply allows you to see how much ink is left

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Gel Pen Ink
Gel Pen Ink

A gel pen uses ink in which pigment is suspended in a water-based gel. Because the ink is thick and opaque, it shows up more clearly on dark or slick surfaces than the typical inks used in ballpoint or felt tip pens.

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Rollerball Pen Ink
Rollerball Pen Ink

Standard rollerball ink is made from particles of carbon black, a pigment substance. These particles are segregated from each other by a polymer that is adsorbed onto the surface of the carbon black particles. Finally, a solvent is applied so that the ink will flow.

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