Higgins Drawing Inks

Chartpak Higgins Drawing Ink

Artist-quality colors available in beautiful Fadeproof Pigment inks or in Waterproof Dye inks - perfect for sketching, drawing, writing, and mixed-media. Higgins Dye-based Ink performs like liquid watercolor with beautiful color concentration and movement. These drawing inks are known for their extreme lightfast and non-fading qualities among a brilliant line of colors.

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Higgins Waterproof Black India

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$3.70
This Black India Ink is a waterproof black ink in a student grade formulation. It is offered in our signature eye-dropper bottle. The ink is pigment based and dries slowly to a beautiful semi-gloss finish. There is some resultant crazing and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes and dip-pens, on board or paper.
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2200

Higgins Waterproof Blue

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$5.35
This gorgeous blue ink is a waterproof, student grade formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a matte finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes or dip pens on paper, board or film.
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2206

Higgins Waterproof Brick Red

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$5.35
Our unabashedly brick red ink is a waterproof, student grade formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a semi-gloss finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes or dip pens on paper, board or film.
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2208

Higgins Waterproof Brown

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$5.35
Our boldly brown ink is a waterproof, student grade formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a semi-gloss finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes or dip pens on paper, board or film.
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Higgins Waterproof Carmine Red

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$5.35
Our expressively carmine ink is a waterproof, student grade formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a matte finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes or dip pens on paper, board or film.
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2202

Higgins Waterproof Green

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$5.35
This gorgeous green ink is a waterproof, student grade formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a matte finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes or dip pens on paper, board or film.
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Higgins Waterproof Indigo

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$5.35
Our delightful indigo ink is a waterproof, student grade formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a matte finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes or dip pens on paper, board or film.
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2203

Higgins Waterproof Leaf Green

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$5.35
This luscious leaf green ink is a waterproof, student grade formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a matte finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes or dip pens on paper, board or film.
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Higgins Waterproof Natural Gray

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$5.35
This natural gray ink is a waterproof, student grade formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a semi-gloss finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes or dip pens on paper, board or film.
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Higgins Waterproof Orange

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$5.35
Our zesty orange ink is a waterproof, student grade formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a matte finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes or dip pens on paper, board or film.
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2196

Higgins Waterproof Red

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$5.35
Our gorgeous red ink is a waterproof, student grade formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a semi-gloss finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes or dip pens on paper, board or film.
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Higgins Waterproof Red Orange

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$5.35
This gorgeous red orange ink is a waterproof, student grade formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a semi-gloss finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes or dip pens on paper, board or film.
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Higgins Waterproof Red Violet

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$5.35
Our regal red-violet ink is a waterproof, student grade formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a matte finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes or dip pens on paper, board or film.
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Higgins Waterproof Russet

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$5.35
Our robustly russet ink is a waterproof, student grade formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a semi-gloss finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes or dip pens on paper, board or film.
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Higgins Waterproof Turquoise

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$5.35
Our stunning turquoise ink is a waterproof, student grade formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a matte finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes or dip pens on paper, board or film.
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2199

Higgins Waterproof Violet

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$5.35
Our vivacious violet ink is a waterproof, student grade formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a matte finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes or dip pens on paper, board or film.
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Higgins Waterproof White

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$5.35
This White ink is a waterproof formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. It is ideal for both students and professionals. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a matte finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes on paper, board or film.
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Higgins Waterproof Yellow

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$5.35
Our zesty yellow ink is a waterproof, student grade formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a semi-gloss finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes or dip pens on paper, board or film.
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Higgins Fadeproof Blue

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$3.70
This gorgeous blue ink is a waterproof formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. It is ideal for both students and professionals. The pigment-based ink dries very slowly to a semi-gloss finish. There is no resultant crazing and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes, dip-pens or airbrushes on paper or on board.
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Higgins Fadeproof Brown

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$3.70
This boldly brown ink is a waterproof formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. It is ideal for both students and professionals. The pigment-based ink dries very slowly to a semi-gloss finish. There is no resultant crazing and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes, dip-pens or airbrushes on paper or on board.
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2216

Higgins Fadeproof Carmine

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$3.70
Our expressively carmine ink is a waterproof formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. It is ideal for both students and professionals. The pigment-based ink dries very slowly to a semi-gloss finish. There is no resultant crazing and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes, dip-pens or airbrushes on paper or on board.
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Higgins Fadeproof Green

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$3.70
Our gorgeous green ink is a waterproof formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. It is ideal for both students and professionals. The pigment-based ink dries very slowly to a semi-gloss finish. There is no resultant crazing and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes, dip-pens or airbrushes on paper or on board.
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Higgins Fadeproof Lemon

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$3.70
This tangy lemon ink is a waterproof formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. It is ideal for both students and professionals. The pigment-based ink dries very slowly to a semi-gloss finish. There is no resultant crazing and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes, dip-pens or airbrushes on paper or on board.
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Higgins Fadeproof Magenta

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$3.70
Our vibrant magenta ink is a waterproof formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. It is ideal for both students and professionals. The pigment-based ink dries very slowly to a semi-gloss finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes, dip-pens or airbrushes on paper or on board.
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Higgins Fadeproof Red

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$3.70
This gorgeous red ink is a non-waterproof formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. It is ideal for both students and professionals. The pigment-based ink dries very slowly to a semi-glossfinish. There is no resultant crazing and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes, dip-pens or airbrushes on paper or on board.
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Higgins Fadeproof Violet

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$3.70
This vivacious violet ink is a waterproof formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. It is ideal for both students and professionals. The pigment-based ink dries very slowly to a semi-gloss finish. There is no resultant crazing and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes, dip-pens or airbrushes on paper or on board.
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Higgins Fadeproof Yellow

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$3.70
This zesty yellow ink is a waterproof formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. It is ideal for both students and professionals. The pigment-based ink dries very slowly to a semi-glossl finish. There is no resultant crazing and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes, dip-pens or airbrushes on paper or on board.
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Higgins Black Magic

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$3.70
The intense semi-flat black finish produces the most opacity available in any drawing ink. Excellent adhesion properties for use on drafting film, paper or board. The medium viscosity minimizes clogging. Mixes with Higgins Fadeproof Pigmented Inks. For calligraphy, fountain pen, technical pen and airbrush. 1 oz dropper bottle
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Higgins Waterproof Super White

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$5.35
Higgins White ink is a waterproof, student grade formulation which is offered in an eye-dropper bottle. The dye-based ink dries slowly to a semi-gloss finish. The resultant crazing is minimal and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes on paper, board or film.
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5640

Higgins Non-Waterproof Black

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$3.70
1 oz. dropper bottle
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Higgins Eternal Permanent Black Ink

Higgins Eternal Permanent Black Ink
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$3.70
Our acclaimed Eternal black ink is a non-waterproof, professional grade formulation which is offered in a standard bottle. The ink is either dye based or pigment based and dries rapidly to a matte finish. There is no resultant crazing or embossing. It is recommended for use on paper or board, with brushes, dipping pens or fountain pens.
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Higgins Sepia Calligraphy

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$3.99
Our Sepia Calligraphy Ink is a non water-resistant/non waterproof ink in a professional grade formulation. It is offered in our standard bottle. The ink is dye based, translucent and dries quickly to a beautiful matte finish. There is no resultant crazing or embossing. It is recommended for use with brushes, fountain pens and dip-pens, on board or paper.
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Higgins Black India 32 oz

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$39.00
Our Black India Ink is a waterproof black ink in a student grade formulation. It is offered in a 32 oz. bottle. The ink is pigment based and dries slowly to a beautiful semi-gloss finish. There is some resultant crazing and a slight embossing effect is possible. It is recommended for use with brushes and dip-pens, on board or paper.
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The history of Higgins Ink is contentious and, across the US, ink aficionados argue that important details have been lost in the shifting sands of time. Intrigued? Read on to learn more... Two inventors, both by the name of Higgins, have laid claim to the invention of a suite of inks. The first is Charles M. Higgins (1854-1929) who is generally credited as being the creator of “Higgins American India Ink”. He was the head of the Charles M. Higgins Company, an immigrant from Leitram, Ireland, who arrived in America in 1860. In 1875, he received a patent for a screw pegging machine and obtained a job with the Scientific News as a patent solicitor. In his 'spare time' he reportedly experimented with inks in his sister's kitchen in New York and it is as a hobbyist that he is said to have invented the Higgins India Ink and Eternal Black Ink. In 1880, Charles formed a company to sell and distribute his ink, which soon became the universal ink used around the world. The Higgins Ink Company went on to great success, ultimately being purchased by Sanford Ink, the owners prior to acquisition by Chartpak Inc. in 2008. On the other hand, there is also the story of Rufus L. Higgins who may - or may not - have been related to Charles Higgins. The tale of Rufus is in some ways the quintessential tale of the American West. The first record of Higgins is in 1863 as the owner of a dry goods store in Virginia City, Nevada. His career as a store owner was somewhat checkered and involved shady partnerships, arson and eventual bankruptcy. Although he made part of his living through his own ink formulations, no patents for these products have ever been found...which would seem unusual. Questions remain regarding the apparent coincidence of Charles Higgins "inventing" his ink just after R. L. Higgins made his in Virginia City, only to have his business and inventory destroyed by fire. Particularly as both events happened within a year of each other. Ink aficionados have asked whether the two men were related and wonder whether a depressed and insolvent Rufus moved to the East Coast and gave away the formula to Charles.