Calligraphy is a noble, old art-form and we were determined to do it justice - these inks are made in 18 lightfast colours with carefully chosen pigments to ensure colour brilliance. The 14 blue-capped bottles contain thinner, more transparent inks with a satin finish. They're suitable for dip-pens, fountain pens, technical pens and airbrushes. Our four red-capped bottles are opaque and should be used with a dip-pen or brush. Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Inks have a permanence rating of AA or A but are not waterproof.