New York – De Atramentis Places ink

De Atramentis fountain pen inks are  hand made in Germany by Dr. Franz-Josef Jansen, and come in a 35ml glass bottle. The company has been producing inks for about 30 years so there is a proven track record here. These inks are said to be hand made – the entire production process is done manually in the manufacturing center. The thing that influence their quality and, sadly, price is the fact that Dr. jansen uses only dyes from well established german companies like BASF.

De Atramentis inks are sold in 35 ml glass bottles. I enjoy the way this bottle look and I find them practical. Some of DA inks come in black glass that’s supposed to protect the ink from light.

I enjoy trying products of smaller companies, especially the ones that creators put a lot of heart and energy in developing their business and products. I believe Dr. Jansen is such a person. He’s developed literally hundreds of inks indifferent categories. I’ve tried just a small quantity of his inks. I’ve enjoyed some and disliked some. It’s normal. I\m still eager to get to know most of DA inks.

De Atramentis inks are grouped into categories like Sstandard inks, Document inks, Black Edition inks. Also on De ATramentis website you can find a lot of topic related inks (places, signs of zodiac, history, business, music, literature etc.). Most of them are renamed standard inks.

So New York from Places series (Paris, London, New York) is actually International Blue.  Sadly Internatioanal Blue isn’t listed anywhere on De Atramentis site. It can’t be find in online shops. I would guess it has to be different color.

So on the scale of wetness of places it would go loke this Paris > New York > London. I already know London habitants will disagree but that’s how it is guys.

New Yorl flows nicely and has good level of saturation. It didn’t cause me any problems such as pen clogging or skipping. It’s nice, well behaved ink. I’m not really enjoying the color though.

Mmg122 – thank you for sending me sample of this ink.

Ink splash


Ink on kitchen towel


Software ID


Midori, Lamy Al-Star, broad nib



Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib




Oxford, Lamy Al-Star, fine nib



Copy paper, Lamy Safari, fine nib



Water resistance



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