Meticulous Iron Gall Ink

Meticulous Ink

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    • Order placed
    • 21st April
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    • 26th April
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    • Standard delivery
    • 30th April - 2nd May


  • Vegan Friendly
  • Made in UK
  • Handmade

Our very own magical iron gall ink, handmade in small batches, and suitably named after our shop.

This ink has excellent viscosity and usability when it comes to calligraphy, capable of producing wonderfully fine strokes. Based on a medieval recipe, this water-based ink reacts to air and light and gets darker over time. It dries beautifully matt and with a delicate texture.

Works wonderfully with our own paper products and a flexible nib. When an intense, matte black ink is required we would use nothing else.

Please note this is a calligraphy ink to use with dip pens. It is not suitable for fountain pens due to the corrosive nature of iron sulphate. Keep out of reach of children (definitely not for drinking!). When dry, we recommend using a low-odour spray fixative to prevent smudging.

Need to know

  • 30ml
  • Glass jar with screw cap
  • Copper foil printed label.
  • For dip pens only (not suitable for fountain pens)
  • Lightfast, not waterproof.


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Standard delivery: included
Receive it by 30th April - 2nd May

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Athena standing in front of the Meticulous Ink shop

Meticulous Ink

BATh, Somerset

Meticulous Ink is a small, women led team of lovely, diverse, creative folk that really care a lot about creating beautiful, unusual, tactile stationery. If you want to talk about the thickness and texture of paper, you've come to the right place.Our 1960s presses are what we use to print all our greeting cards, stationery box sets and printed matter that we sell in the tiny shop area of our studio. We also use them to produce bespoke print projects - from business cards and wedding invites to packaging and bookmarks. Behind the counter you can see our printworks, where the machines whirr and breathe. We proudly create bespoke design, and stationery printed the old fashioned way - using beautiful papers, time, patience, and a deep rooted passion for being meticulous. At the very back of the studio we teach our lettering and calligraphy workshops. The space is calm and friendly, full of creative inspiration and tactile, analogue trinkets.