Ziller’s Classic Glossy Black Ink Powder was originally sold in the Penman’s Art Journal ads, as far back as the 1890’s. The ink was formulated specifically for steel dip pens to achieve a fine hairline and a thick glossy broad stroke. Ziller’s founders, FW Tamblyn and Stephen Ziller, included this ink in the self-study calligraphy kits that they sold starting in 1895 through the 1950’s. Although this ink was retired in 1998, it is now back by popular demand! We are now reintroducing the Ziller Classic Glossy Black Ink powder to penmen and calligraphers. This formula makes a unique medium for ink-based artwork of all types.
Classic Glossy Black Ink Powder is also very suitable for off-hand flourishing and signature writing. The powder comes in a one-ounce plastic jar. Just add boiling water to the first ring on the wall of the jar and stir. Don’t shake – just stir. It will take a little time to dissolve. Stir before every use. If the ink is too thick – just add some distilled water. Here is a video on how to mix it.