Calligraphy Ink

Calligraphy inks are specifically crafted art materials to support and enhance the traditional art of calligraphy letter writing, however, the strength, fluidity and opacity make it ideal for illustration, mixed media and adding the final touch to paintings, too. The products within the Daler-Rowney calligraphy ink ranges are either water-resistant or waterproof and are pigment-based with the ability to deliver intense depth through the richness of colour.

Our calligraphy ink flows easily, a key requirement of this medium, meaning your movements and delivery can always remain smooth and sweeping. If you’re looking for a calligraphy ink set, you’ll find both dip pen sets and varying-sized nibs within the Daley-Rowney calligraphy collection.

If you have a calligraphy pen already, you could create a calligraphy ink collection of your own, collecting the many different colours and shades that are on offer. Calligraphy ink isn’t the only option for calligraphy; pearlescent inks can also be used to dazzling effect, adding illuminating elements to any piece. Pearlescent inks can also be used in place of calligraphy inks to add shimmer and shine to decorative arts such as greeting cards, seasonal decorations, mounts and frames.

Calligraphy inks can be applied to most paper, but to ensure optimum absorption and full-bodied hues, we’d recommend calligraphy paper, which is thicker than everyday paper and has a parchment-style finish that will intensify the colour of your calligraphy.