Sennelier Artist Inks - 4 Bottles and colors

Sennelier Artist Inks - 4 Bottles and colors


This Calligraphy Ink set includes four 30ml bottles with droppers of Sennelier inks, which are likened to Indian inks.

This set include four (4) 3oml jars of the following colors:
• Cobalt Blue
• Walnut (Brown)
• Sepia (Reddish Brown)
• India Ink (Black)

Made in France to exacting standards, these inks are extremely rich and the colors are vibrant. Sennelier inks are manufactured with shellac gum giving (to each shade), a unique brilliance, brightness and vibration under light. They can be applied with a brush or ink pen and give a satin to brilliant film depending on thickness. They dry rapidly and display a high degree of water resistance, without being indelible.

The Black India (China) ink and Sepia are waterproof, the Cobalt Blue and Walnut are not.

These inks are highly sought after for calligraphy, quill drawings, washes, for textile creations and materials research. They can be protected with a pencil fixative in order to increase their light stability.

Not for use in Fountain Pens! (The shellac will clog your pen.) This ink is perfect for dip pens, calligraphy and ink washes.

We've been drawing and doing calligraphy with dip pens for years. This ink is some of the finest we've ever used. The India Ink is extremely dark and dries to a nice finish. The Walnut has a rich brown color and the Sepia is a true sepia color. The cobalt is perfect for ink washes. Pair this with your Sennelier watercolor paints for ink and watercolor washes. Then line the drawing with the India Ink. (Or start with the India ink and finish with washes, your choice!)

About Sennelier:
In 1887, Gustave Sennelier, a devoted chemist, established himself as a purveyor of fine-artists’ paints at 3 Quai Voltaire facing the Louvre and steps away from L’ecole des Beaux-Arts.

The Sennelier Products are made with respect to traditions of the past 130 years. The passion of chemistry and colors still guide the descendants of Gustave Sennelier. The traditional workmanship needs very few machines, and the recipes are made with tradition and innovation.

Having thoroughly researched the history and usage of pigments, he developed a distinctive process for manufacturing oil colors, formulating precise methods for mixing tones and for controlling their opacity and transparency. His work was so meticulous, and his eye for color so accurate that artists soon began to regard the Sennelier palette as the ultimate standard of quality.

Sennelier’s expertise in colors and art materials is surpassed only by their passion for them. Sennelier has been a resource for artists since the era of the Impressionists, and that tradition continues today for all customers of the Maison Sennelier.

Sennelier has become the "reference" brand that is today for artists because it has always been able to combine the tradition of old masters with the innovations provided by modern chemistry.

-- The State of California requires clear and reasonable warnings on products and/or storage containers containing chemicals that have been shown to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Even if these products contain only trace levels of harmful chemicals, a warning is required by the State of California.

Manufacturers of certain products have included warnings pursuant to California Proposition 65, and caution is recommended when using products marked with the Prop 65 icon.

We cannot accept returns or exchanges on ink. If there is something wrong with the item or your order is incorrect, please contact us - we'd be happy to help! Please refer to our shop FAQs before ordering.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 5 business days
  • Europe : 1 - 3 business days
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 1 - 3 business days
  • Asia Pacific : 1 - 3 business days
  • Latin America and the Caribbean : 1 - 3 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Returns or Exchanges

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns or exchanges on opened art materials and on delicate antiques. Please see individual product descriptions for information on which items we accept returns. If there is something wrong with your order, please let us know right away! We will happily accept an exchange or refund.

Care instructions

We try to answer most questions you may have in the product description. However, if there are any additional questions you may have, please feel free to contact us. We try to respond very quickly to any questions on our items. For our antiques, we try our best to list the condition of the item. Again, we're happy to answer your questions so that you can be confident with your purchase!

Custom and personalized orders

At this time we cannot create custom or personalized orders. Most of our calligraphy sets come "as is." If customization is possible it will be noted in the listing and you will be able to choose variables via a drop-down menu. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions!

Shipping Times

We ship orders out within 1 to 3 business days after receipt of order. (Usually the next business day.) This is not delivery time! This is how long it takes us to pack the item and ship it out. You can add in the delivery time after you receive an email that your item has shipped.

Smaller items ship via USPS First Class mail which takes up to seven days to the East Coast of the USA. If your item weighs over a pound, it ships via USPS Priority Mail - which takes 1 to 3 days from the day it ships out to arrive within the USA.

We ship larger, bulky or heavy items via FedEx Ground / Home Delivery, which is ground delivery throughout the U.S. If you need an item faster, please choose Expedited Shipping.

We ship from Northern California.

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