De Atramentis Silver Grey

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.

Silver Grey is one of DA standard ibnks and one of few grey inks DA offers. I like this particular hue a lot and I think it’s great ink. At least on most papers. It causes feathering on bad papers like Moleskine but on most other papers there’s no feathering at all. The ink is reasonably water resistant and has reasonable drying time. The shading, especially in stub nibs, looks attractive.

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

Ink splash

Ink on kitchen towel

Software ID

Color range

Rhodia, Przemysław Marciński Custom FP with JoWo 1.1. stub

Leuchtturm 1917, Kaweco Classic Sport, 1.1 nib

Moleskine, Przemysław Marciński Custom FP with JoWo 1.1. stub

Copy paper, Lamy Safari, fine nib

Water resistance


3 thoughts on “De Atramentis Silver Grey

  1. At first, I should congratulate you. The most realistic ink test I’ve ever seen. As I am a blog author about FP, ink and papers, you’ve made your tests on paper basis. Which I defended always about the methodology of ink tests. The necessity of different papers for a true ink test is undiccussable.
    I am a local producer FP compatible Aniki notebooks and inks. You are extremely right to point importance of paper.

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