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Ziller Inks

Classic Glossy Black Powder


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Designed and developed by lettering artists for lettering artists.

Classic Glossy is designed for ornate and script writing using steel pen nibs only. This ink was a favorite of professional penmen in many countries; unsurpassed for ornamental, Spencerian and script writing where a fine hairline and brilliant shading is desired. Mix it fresh in a clean wide-mouth jar. Easily prepared - just add boiling water to the powder. Stir and watch as the brilliant raven black color develops. Stir before each use - please don't shake. The ink should stay in good writing condition for a long time. Makes 1 oz.

Ziller inks are:

  • Light-fast - Because you want your legacy to last.
  • Pigmented - Using pigments ground to sub-micron size for best flow and color effect.
  • Ph Balanced - For archival stability.
  • Waterproof - An acrylic co-polymer formula to allow unique color design, and give you an edge over the elements and the postman.
  • Gives fine hairlines and solid broad lines that are consistent in color.
  • Pre-mixed for your convenience.
  • A dipable ink with a wide mouth jar.
  • Flows well from both pointed and broad edged pens.
  • Creates similar looks of gouaches.
  • Water soluble, just dilute with distilled water.
  • Easy to clean up with water and a little ammonia.
  • Conforms to the ASTM D-4236 labeling requirements no toxic and the European EN-71 Standards no heavy metals.