The sepia ink is obtained from the ink of the ten-armed squids (which is sprayed to ward off attackers).
In the past, this ink was used in diluted form for writing. Today it is mainly used for cosmetics, food production and as a cooking ingredient.
Sepia ink is ideal for natural colouring of pasta and rice dishes. It gives the dishes an intensive black colouring.
"Sepia" is the name of the dark brown dye that still today comes from the ink bubble of the sea creature of the same name. After drying, the dye is pulverized in a mortar. For writing, the powder is mixed with rainwater and the binder "gum arabic". However, sepia ink was not known everywhere in Europe, only Cicero (106-43 B.C.) reports about it.
Carbon black and sepia inks were suitable for writing on papyrus. They were easily washable, so that the writing ground could be reused. Feathers made of cut reed were the writing tools of the time.
Even today we can still put our thoughts on paper with the noble colour sepia. With one difference: for our fountain pen ink no animal has to suffer any more!
By using high-quality and carefully matched colours and ingredients, our writing ink achieves an extraordinary shading. The short drying time allows its use as a water-soluble sketching ink as well as a calligraphy ink.
Whether with fountain pen, glass nib or nib - the rich ink flow of our ink makes writing a pleasure.