De Atramentis inks are handmade by Dr. Franz-Josef Janssen in Germany. He started making inks in 1991 and has since created over 200 different inks. We carry several types of the De Atramentis inks. Here is a brief description of the inks we carry.
Standard / Regular inks - We carry several colors of the De Atramentis standard inks. These inks flow well through the fountain pens and perform great on quality paper. These are not waterproof inks. Most of the De Atramentis inks have very vibrant colors.
Document Inks - These are great inks to use when addressing envelopes or using your fountain pen on official documents. These inks are permanent and waterproof.
Historical People Inks - These are standard inks that Dr. Franz-Josef Janssen has matched color to person and labeled the bottle accordingly. These are great inks for people who are fans of authors, past presidents, and other historical figures.
Pearlescent Inks - These inks are very similar to a lot of the shimmer inks on the market. The pearlescent inks have tiny particles suspended in the ink to give it the pearlescent look when you write with the ink. This ink flows well through the fountain pen and performs nicely on quality paper. These bottles of ink must be shaken well prior to drawing ink out of them. The wider the nib and better quality of paper you use with these inks will make the pearlescent look come out more. **Note** It is more difficult to take pictures of the pearlescent inks and show the true beauty of the ink. Some of our pictures show some of the inks with sheen and other without. This is due to the camera angle and lighting. All of these inks have a pearlescent sheen to them.
De Atramentis Inks will be shipped via the USPS First Class or you can upgrade shipping to priority mail for an additional charge. If the weight of the package exceeds first class limits, the inks will be shipped priority.
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We accept credit cards, Etsy gift cards, and Paypal. Customers within the state of Colorado will be charged 5.4% sales tax.
We offer free First Class shipping through the USPS on certain items. We do ship certain items or offer shipping upgrades for Priority Mail through the USPS. We also utilize Parcel select Ground through the USPS for packages that are too large for First Class. We can also add Signature confirmation to packages. If you would like Signature Confirmation please let us know and we will add the charge ($2.45) to your order.
The USPS offers the following time lines as a guide (not guaranteed) for package delivery within the United States:
First Class Mail: 2-5 day
Parcel select Ground: 2-9 days
Priority mail: 1-3 days
We ship items next business day under most circumstances, but there are times when we are unable to ship orders the following day. If there will be a delay in shipment due to our shop being closed or we are away at a show, we will have a message posted on our "Shop Announcement" section of our home page (near the top of the page). During busy holiday seasons there are times when we are unable to ship next day.
Once the package is shipped you will be notified and furnished with a tracking number. We have seldom had any problems with lost packages shipped through the USPS. With that said, if your package is lost, please contact us as soon as possible so we can assist with solving the problem.
***International Shipping*** Provincial Mills will purchase insurance on packages sent through the USPS. Once the package leaves the custody of the USPS we can no longer cover damaged or lost packages.
If you have any questions, please message us.
Just contact me within: 21 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
We stand behind the craftsmanship of our products 100%. If you are not happy with your purchase, please contact us within 21 days and return the undamaged product within 30 days and we will refund the purchase price minus a 10% restocking fee (max restocking fee of $17.50). Returned items must be in the same condition as they were when shipped (no scratches, wear and tear, broken pieces ect.). Due to the nibs and ink used in fountain pens, the fountain pens must be unused if returned. Return shipping is paid for by the customer and will not be refunded.
***Special / custom order items and sale items are not eligible for return***
***Special orders shipped outside of the United States are not eligible for return***
We specialize in custom orders. If you do not see exactly what you are looking for, let us know. We can craft just about anything and are willing to take the extra step to make your experience a positive one. We utilize another local small business for engraving. If you would like an item engraved let us know (we are able to engrave most pens we make). If you have questions or requests please message us.
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Jul 14, 2021
Jun 19, 2021
It is always a pleasure doing business with this seller. Items always arrive in a timely manner, well packed & in good condition. Provincial Mills is consistently reliable…
May 3, 2021
This is a very interesting ink. The brown color has the look of old parchment, a little softer than I would like, but also that quality of color gives me a really cool idea on how to use this ink. But what's so very interesting about it is the cornflower blue shimmer. This is the only ink I have that has blue shimmer, and the contrast to the brown makes the ink incredibly beautiful in the light. Buying my inks from Provincial Mills has always been a pleasure, because Dan is a great proprietor who always packs and ships his inks with care. Inks come quickly and in excellent condition. Thanks so much, Dan!
May 3, 2021
This is very beautiful ink! The green is a bright emerald color with shining copper shimmer particles that make your writing come alive. I love buying most of my inks from Provincial Mills, because Dan has good taste in inks, and also he is an amazing seller! The inks always come in excellent condition as he packs them with such care, and they come very quickly. Thanks again, Dan!
Mar 2, 2021
Writes beautifully!! I will definitely be ordering more ink!!!