About Us

About The Team

Peter and Belinda Rix are the husband and wife duo that own and run Van Dieman's Ink and Jinhao Pens Australia. Both lovers of fountain pens and ink, we wanted to make this passion a full-time occupation. We first brought Jinhao Pens to Australia, and then later developed Van Dieman's Ink, to show our love for this southern most wonder.

About Van Dieman's Ink

Van Dieman's Ink is an Australian company that is passionate about the environment and colors that are from nature, specifically Tasmania. We design and mix our own bottles of fountain pen ink, shimmer ink and pigment ink in Launceston Tasmania. These high-quality fountain pen inks have been tested for viscosity and flow quality and are suitable for all major brands of fountain pens, and are also suitable for dip pens and brushwork.

In line with our own love for this great state of Tasmania, Van Dieman's Original 14 Colour of Tasmania try to encapsulate some of the natural beauty this land has to offer. Each of the dozen colours on offer is designed from and named after a location, natural aspect or product of Tasmania. From our best-selling "Devil Black", an aggressive little ink with an equally notorious namesake, to our majestic, cherished and protected "Styx Valley Forest Green", to our chilled and serene "Freycinet Aquamarine" and our deliciously tempting "Tamar Pinot Noir Wine Red", Van Dieman's inks are both a cut above the rest and a step outside the norm.

The Hollywood Series, our second to come out, is three fountain pen inks and our first three shimmer inks, all inspired by iconic actresses and moments in film.

The Midnight Series, our most recent and most successful series of all, are three fountain pen inks and 5 shimmer inks, all inspired by the dark and somber hues that come our when the sun has gone away.

The Wilderness Series is ten fountain pen inks inspired by the majestic, beautiful and ofttimes humbling wonders that await in the Tasmanian wilds. As an extension of our original Van Dieman's Colours of Tasmania, and as a series unto itself, we created the Wilderness Series to encapsulate the natural colours of this awe-inspiring and untouched southern land. 

Van Dieman’s Pigment Inks are 7 pigmented ink colours for brushwork and dip pen.

All our inks are available boxed in 30ml and our new 60ml bottles. Be adventurous and explore the possibilities these little inks have to offer.