The Cuttlefish Sepia Series - 'Foggy Bottom' Yellow Sepia
First edition label for 'Foggy Bottom' yellow sepia
Sepia ink was originally an ink that was derived from the cuttlefish. Many people don't know that, and we find it quite interesting! And so was born a line of inks dedicated to the cuttlefish! This ink was first introduced at the Washington DC Pen Show in 2012, with 'Foggy Bottom' Yellow Sepia. There were 100 of the first edition labels made, as will each of the following colors of the series. Following the initial 100 bottles, they will be a standard production ink, that will remain unnumbered.
We are releasing these in a series, since nobody seems to be able to truly define sepia. We did some research, and turned up an array of answers, ranging from red/brown to gray/brown. Nobody really knows. And so here we are.
'Join or Die' Green Sepia
First edition label for 'Join or Die' green sepia
For the 2013 Philadelphia Pen Show, 'Join or Die' Green Sepia
was created in a similar 100 bottle release. This ink also was the first ink to use our 'barebones' formula, which is designed to be very free-flowing, even on the driest nib. It is also a clog-free formula, which has only five ingredients in the ink, instead of our standard nine. This formula will also be used in future inks as well.
Masters of Writing Series
Education is something that we at Organics Studios really value. That has been the motivation for the 'Elements' line of chemistry themed inks, and has also inspired a new line of inks dedicated to the greatest writers in history. These inks will have some of their own unique properties (each ink will have its own special properties), and therefore different than the 'Elements' series.
'Jane Austen' Violet
Original 2012 Label
'Jane Austen' violet is the first of the Masters of Writing Series, and the only one issued in 2012. The first 10 bottles were sold immediately upon introduction at the Philadelphia Pen Show. It is a light purple color when wet, and dries considerably darker.
'Edgar Allan Poe' Raven Red
'Edgar Allan Poe' Raven Red continued our pen show tradition. It was released in March 2013, for the Baltimore Pen Show. This blood red ink is one of wetter inks, designed for even the driest pen. This is one of Tyler's personal favorites - a true, deep red.
'Charles Darwin' Black
'Charles Darwin' black is a new type of ink from Organics Studio. This ink is special, to say the least. The original version is highly water resistant on Rhodia (and comparable) papers, and dries incredibly quickly. It is perfect for lefties who like to also use good paper. This ink is also a very intense black (considerably darker than our Carbon black ink from the 'Elements' line). We are developing a standard dry time version with the same black intensity.