inktober offer: 15% off all inksticks until end October 2017 with coupon ‘inktober’ try a new ink for inktober or buy one for your artist friend.
Now it is October lots of artists are joining the #inktober initiative and posting their daily experiments with ink. So to celebrate we are offering 15% discount on inksticks during October, including the full range of over 80 inksticks and sets from Old Hu Kai Wen ink workshop – just enter inktober coupon to your shopping basket.
Post photos of your ink artwork to the forums with your name credited and we will promote your work to twitter, facebook etc and we will award prizes to the best entries!
See the buyer’s guide or follow the links below to discover the inks and learn all about ink:
Deep black (油烟墨 Youyan Mo oil soot) (48)Premium black China inksticks are made from oil soot, as may also be known in English as lampblack. Oil soot black inks are recommended for both calligraphy and painting. The type of black is deep, sophisticated, bright while not overwhelming. All types of oil soot inksticks are made with very similar raw materials. High grade inks may have added aromatic oils…
Deep black (油烟墨 Youyan Mo oil soot) (48)
Matt black (松烟 Song Yan pine soot) (27)松烟 (Song Yan) Pine Soot is a very ancient type of carbon black inkstick with very rich natural matt dark colour, preferred for painting, both for to express depth and space in Shanshui landscape painting and detail such as hairs on portrait paintings. Pine soot is also used to mimic ancient calligraphy styles.
Matt black (松烟 Song Yan pine soot) (27)
Premium Ink range (18)The premium ink range includes the finest inks of the different types, many made with precious ingredients and famous recipes.
Premium Ink range (18)
Super Glossy black (Tung/Turpentine) (19)Glossy blacks were invented in Song dynasty by adding Turpentine, and later by using Tung oil. Tung and Turpentine inksticks are very black, glossy, and long-lasting and most suitable for painting.
Super Glossy black (Tung/Turpentine) (19)
仿古墨 Fanggu Mo Traditional Black Inksticks Collection (8)仿古墨 Fanggu Mo sets of inksticks with traditional decoration.
仿古墨 Fanggu Mo Traditional Black Inksticks Collection (8)
Sets of natural stone colours and individual stick of precious colours such as Cinnabar and Pearl. See traditional handmade inksticks for details of traditional colour ink recipes.
Professional Grade Gold Leaf 10 Sheets, 91.7%
This gold leaf is handmade by top Chinese workshop in Suzhou for Inkston. This workshop also makes gold leaves for Beijing Forbidden City. Grade: premium…$36.00 (USD)
Traditional Natural Animal Gelatin 三千本胶
Gelatin is the most famous sizing agent in history. It is not 'acid free' but it still lasts forever. This gelatin is a classic gelatin…$11.00 (USD)
彩色十二生肖 12 Animals of the Chinese Zodiac Colour Inksticks Set
A set of 12 colour inksticks, each inkstick shows a different animal from the Chinese Zodiac along with its name in traditional chinese writing. Rat…$66.30 (USD)
十二彩墨 12 Colours Dragon Set
A set of 12 small inksticks of various colours, each with dragon decoration. These colours include: 4 different shades of blue, greens, orange, brown, white, red…$29.69 (USD)
五彩凤 5 Colours Phoenix Set
A set of 5 colour inksticks in different colours, each with Phoenix decoration. Five Colors: Blue, Red, Whit, Orange, Green.
七彩墨 7 Colours Dragon Set
Old Hu Kai Wen set of 7 colour inksticks, each one decorated with a golden dragon. colours: red, blue, yellow, green, white, orange, brown net…$21.78 (USD)
万年红 Wan Nian Hong “10,000 years red” Cinnabar Inkstick
Old Hu Kai Wen is the most prestigious ink stick manufacturer in China. Old Hu Kai Wen has been making ink in the most traditional way for…$14.85 (USD)
降玉乌金 Jiang Yu Wu Jin Oil Soot and Cinnabar Mixed Inkstick
Oil soot and cinnabar mixed ink. Special Note: this is NOT Old Hu Kai Wen product. $29.00 (USD)
五彩金鱼 5 Colours Set (Goldfish)
colours: red, green, yellow, white, black net weight of the inksticks: 14 g * 5 pieces packaging: glass box box size: 16.5 * 13 * 1.7…$17.69 (USD)
Chinese Colour Inkstick Set
7 colours: Red, Orange, White, Light Blue, Blue, Light Green, Green suitable for: Chinese watercolour painting Note: handmade colour inksticks made in 1980s. Composition is…$25.00 (USD)
Visit to Old Hu Kai Wen Factory
Recently Bruges Confucius Institute came with inkston to visit the Old Hu Kai Wen Factory to see how the traditional inksticks are made by masters.…
Chinese Painting/ Sumi E Colour Mixing Chart
In this article we have listed some popular formulas to create new colours. The colour on the right end of each colour row is the…
Inkston supplies the finest traditional colours available from Jiang SiXu Tang and Old Hu Kai Wen: PS., if you are looking for materials for Tang…
Old Hu Kai Wen 胡开文 and Li Ting Gui 李廷珪 Inksticks
The story of the old Hu Kai Wen ink workshop and Li Ting Gui ancient inks still made today in old Huizhou in Anhui province.…
Inkstick Recipes through History
China has over 2000 years history of using and making inksticks. The industry reached its heights in the Ming and Qing Dynasty when methods were most…
Chinese Ink – traditional handmade inksticks
Inkstick introduction Chinese ink is produced in stick form rather than liquid, so it lasts for generations without drying out. To use the ink, the stick…
#inktober 2017 ink offers
inktober offer: 15% off all inksticks until end October 2017 with coupon 'inktober' try a new ink for inktober or buy one for your artist…
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