I’m frequently asked about the best ‘work-appropriate’ inks, and we all know blues and blacks work great, but today I wanted to touch on a few interesting color options that aren’t too crazy but could still spice up your work writing.

One thing to note is that you don’t always have control of the paper you use in a work setting, so these 5 inks all excel on paper of varying quality. The inks are rich and deep in color, and are well-regarded by myself, but also highly rated on GouletPens.com. So without further ado, here are my ‘Top 5 Work Appropriate Inks’:

Noodler’s Zhivago
(1:03) – $12.50 for 90ml bottle

Noodler's Zhivago Fountain Pen Ink

Noodler’s Walnut
(1:30) – $12.50 for 90ml bottle

Noodler's Walnut Fountain Pen Ink

Diamine Oxblood
(1:47) – $14.95 for 80ml bottle

Diamine Oxblood Fountain Pen Ink

De Atramentis Aubergine (Same color as De Atramentis Alexander Hamilton)
(2:06) – $12.95 for 35ml bottle

De Atramentis Aubergine Fountain Pen Ink

Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku
(2:32) – $19.99 for 50ml bottle

Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku Fountain Pen Ink

You can also get an ink sample package set of all 5 inks for $6.85! Be sure to check out all of these inks & more at GouletPens.com!

What do you think? What’s your favorite work appropriate ink? Let us know in the comments below.

Write on, 
Brian Goulet