Van Dieman's Tassie Seasons (Winter) Launceston Fog - 30ml Fountain Pen Ink

  • $12.95

Due to severe supply issues as a result of the Covid-19 Lockdown, all Van Dieman's Inks will be unavailable until our supply lines are re-opened. You may choose to pre-order at anytime, but a delivery time cannot be guaranteed at this point.

Every winter, the city of Launceston, nestled in the valleys between the North Esk and South, becomes enshrouded in a fog so thick in regularly stops traffic and puts the city in a standstill. This ink, with its incredible shading variation between near black and the lightest grey in the Van Dieman Range, mimics the same variations in light and dark that Launceston experiences during the winter months of fog. This ink has an extremely slight brownish hue, and is an excellent ink for drawing, sketching and ink washing where a wide range of depth and texture is desired, but flows smoothly with great effect from any medium or broad nibbed pen.

About Tassie Seasons

Tassie Seasons is the fifth series in Van Dieman's expanding collection of Tasmanian Fountain Pen Inks. These sixteen inks encapsulate the changing colours of Tasmania, with four inks dedicated to each season. Tassie Seasons is a mix of dark and light, warm and cool, every-day writing worthy and artistically minded colours, including two shimmer inks.

Tasmania is the only state in Australia with a truly temperate climate. Winter exhibits colourful festivals in the south, generous snowfalls in the central highlands, and foggy days in Launceston from July through to September. Cool and breezy spring days unveil a kaleidoscope of native flowers, vibrantly plumed birds and stunning butterflies. An abundance of local produce arrives in the summer, to be enjoyed with a day at the many beaches, and followed by the ominous summer storm. In Autumn enjoy late seasons figs and pepperberries and marvel at Australia's only native deciduous tree at the turning of the fagus.

Spring

  • Native Cornflower
  • Pink Fairy Orchid
  • Cloudburst
  • Macleay's Swallowtail Butterfly

Summer

  • Tiger Snake
  • Wineglass Bay
  • Tassie Salmon
  • Hailstorm

Autumn

  • Pepperberry
  • Deciduous Beech
  • Tassie Salmon
  • Hailstorm

Winter

  • Black Truffle
  • Launceston Fog
  • Morning Frost (Shimmer)
  • Huon Midwinter Festival (Shimmer)

 

  • This is a 30ml bottle of Dye Based Ink
  • This ink is suitable for dip pens, brushwork and all fountain pens

 


 

About Van Dieman's Ink

Van Dieman's Ink is an Australian owned and operated company situated in Launceston Tasmania, and is also an affiliate of JINHAO Pens Australia, which is also Australian owned and operated, and retails the high quality Fountain Pens produced by JINHAO. Our water based fountain pen inks are mixed utilizing a method that maximizes colour longevity, improves flow viscosity and generates a sumptuously enjoyable writing experience, but also avoids the unpleasant acrid smell that fountain pen ink is generally well known for. In line with our own love for this great state of Tasmania, Van Dieman's Inks 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, well 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. 

Be adventurous and explore the possibilities these inks have to offer.

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