Sarah here,’s Product Photographer. Most of my days here are spent photographing beautiful pens and working with colorful inks, and the limitless ways of putting pen to paper never fail to inspire me.

To me, there’s no sweeter gesture of affection than an old-school bouquet of flowers. Cliches out the window, botanicals have been used throughout time to symbolize feelings and virtues, or to simply lift someone’s spirits. Picking out the right flowers for that special someone can be daunting, and before you know it you’re having a small existential crisis at the farmer’s market.

A million questions start to play out- a single stem or a dozen? Do the color of roses really speak volumes about the relationship? When is it appropriate for the occasion? Thankfully, it’s hard to go wrong with the tried and true. However, as fountain pen lovers know very well, subtleties do matter!

If you’re feeling a little creative and want to deviate from the norm, we’ve come up with a bouquet of the lushest, loveliest stems imaginable… in ink form. Whether you’re giving flowers to your ink aficionado for a birthday, graduation or anniversary, or simply to just say that you care- we have you covered.

Each ink is available in 2ml ink samples or bottles. Illustrations were done with a Rohrer & Klingner glass dip pen and water brush pen.

1. Platinum Pigmented Rose Red


2. Noodler’s Ottoman Rose

3. Private Reserve Rose Rage

4. De Atramentis Black Roses

5. J. Herbin Rose Cyclamen

6. Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses

7. J. Herbin Bouquet D’Antan

8. Noodler’s Shah’s Rose

9. Private Reserve Arabian Rose

10. J. Herbin Rose Tendresse

11. De Atramentis Red Roses

12. Noodler’s Black Swan in English Roses

Have you given any of these inks a try? What’s your favorite kind of flower to give or receive? Let us know in the comments below.
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