Phosphorescent Ink - Glows in the Dark!

Phosphorescent Ink - Glows in the Dark!

$14.00


This unique Luminescent Calligraphy Ink glows in the dark! This "Encre Phosphorescente" (Phosphorescent Ink), from French ink manufacturer J. Herbin is the most unique, and fun calligraphy ink we've ever come across.

This ink comes in a 30ml glass bottle. Because of the high proportion of particles, it's not suitable for use with fountain pens. Use with dip pens and brushes only.

We were instantly smitten with the idea of writing secret "glow in the dark" letters, and think you will be too. The ink is almost invisible when dry on a page in a lighted room. But, put the page under a bright light, then step into a nearby closet, and the words magically glow from the page. (So, very Hogwarts.) The glow then quickly fades. However, this ink looks best under a black light.

In fact, the entire bottle glows in the dark if you place it under a black light. This ink needs to be shaken well and often while using because the phosphorescent particles tend to settle. It is also thicker than most calligraphy inks.

You'll receive just the Glow in the Dark ink bottle. While they work beautifully with a glass pen, it is not included in this particular listing. You can purchase a glass pen elsewhere in our shop. Or try this with the Manuscript Drawing & Mapping pen set.

J. Herbin inks are made in France; the company was established in 1670 and is the oldest manufacturer of pen ink in the world.

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 - 3 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?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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 2 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. Smaller items ship via USPS Priority mail which is 1 to 3 days delivery to the U.S. 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. For example, if you order an item over the weekend, it will ship out via USPS Priority Mail on the following Monday. If you live on the East Coast that is three days for delivery. The earliest you would receive your item is on Thursday, possibly Friday.

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This product is so interesting. I cannot wait to use it in my art. ArcaneObjects packed it with obvious care. I will be purchasing from them again.


The gift was very well received and he's super excited to try his new fancy ink!


Great transaction, fast shipping. I had a hard time getting this ink to flow with a metal nib so I have ordered a glass pen in hopes I can have more success.


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