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    Non-Fading Black Ink

    Can anyone point me to an Amazon or Dick Blick link to where I can buy ink that will be as truly black as it can be and not dry dull or dark gray? I would like to ink a pencil sketch I did and have it be as black as possible and not fade over time.

    Even if you just tell me what to look for I will find it on Amazon or Dick Blick.

    Thank you.

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    You’re looking for something called “archival” inks. They’re much more resistant to UV damage than most inks. I believe Micron sells quite a few of them. However nothing will be pure black forever.
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    I've used the Micron pens for years. They have pigmented, waterproof ink and the lines are still black, even after many years and applications of watercolor. I use Winsor & Newton India ink in dip pens, it's got shellac in it and I can use it on anything, even mylar.

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