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Vinta Inks

Vinta Inks are obsessively designed and meticulously mixed. Our inks are meant for fountain pen or calligraphy use. 
We promise that we use the finest ingredients to make the best ink that we can.

Proudly Made in the Philippines

Vinta also donate 25php of every purchase to the 'Teach for the Philippines' foundation.

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**Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Hello Rain - Burnt Sugar (Arnibal 1856)

“Burnt Sugar [Arnibal1856]” pays homage to the sugar syrup or Arnibal commonly used in ‘Taho’,a delectable soy drink that is a classic staple among Filipino street snacks. On cold,rainy afternoons in particular,Taho is the perfect snack to warm yourself up with.

Sugar cane farming in the Philipines predates the Spanish colonial period, but it was first industrialised n1856

This ink has an enticing dark brown base topped with a delicious amount of  gold shimmer

**Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Hello Rain - Marbles (Holen 1946)

“Marbles[Holen1946]” is inspired by the introduction of marble games or ‘holen ’during the American colonial period. The game was instantly popular and took off well among Filipino children as it could be easily played,rain or shine.

The year 1946 marks the end of American occupation in the Philippines

The ink has a dark-blue grey, with a sprinkling of bright blue metallic shimmer

**Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Hello Rain - Overcast Blue (Badya 1865)

“Overcast Blue[Badya1865]”is inspired by the country’s National Metereological and Hydrological Services Agency. It has a longer official name but is usually refereed to by its acronym,PAGASA,which also means ‘hope’ in Tagalog.

The agency’s history can be traced all the way back to 1865 when it began under the Observatorio Meteorologico de Manila, now the present-day Manila Observatory

This ink has a stunning teal-blue base, overlaid with a fine curtain of gorgeous gold shimmer 

**Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Hello Rain - Rainshower (Amihan 1901)

“Rain shower [Amihan1901]” is a nod to the reorganisation of the Manila Observatory into ‘The Weather Bureau ’.

For nearly 45 years, the Weather Bureau had been active and famous in international expositions and scientific expeditions; It continued to be well-known for its accurate typhoon forecasts and scientific works in the fields of meteorology, geomagnetism and astronomy.

The ink has a crystal clear aqua blue base, smatted on top with a light gold shimmer

**Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Hello Rain - When it Rains (Tuwing Umuulan 1980)

“ When It Rains [Tuwing Umuulan 1980]” is a tribute to the hit love song “Tuwing Umuulan at Kapiling Ka”.Celebrated for its timeless sound and lyrics, this song conveys the sheer joy of being with your loved one on a rainy day.

This song was originally recorded in1980 by Basil Valdez and composed by Ryan Cayabyab who is regarded as one of the pillars and icons of Original Pilipino Music (OPM).

This romantic ink has a dusky, bright red base with a fine layer of silver shimmer on top

**Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - The Awareness Project - Apex Silver [Haribon 1994]

“Apex Silver [Haribon 1994]” is inspired by one of the world’s rarest birds of prey, the Great Philippine Eagle, also known as the Monkey-Eating Eagle or by
its native name, Haribon. This magnificent bird is endemic only to the Philippines and was declared ‘critically endangered’ in 1994.

This ink is a marvelous grey with the faintest tint of purple and green, overlaid with the most brilliant silver shimmer. This color evokes the elegance of this apex predator.

**Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - The Awareness Project - Elusive Blue (Tandikan 2000)

“Elusive Blue [Tandikan 2000]” is inspired by the Palawan Peacock-Pheasant. This spectacularly vivid forest-ground bird features prominently in the culture of the indigenous people of Palawan. The bird is also depicted in the official seal of the
city of Puerto Princesa. Classified as ‘vulnerable’ in 2000.

This ink is a mysterious and enthralling shade of blue overlaid with a pretty, pink shimmer.

**Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - The Awareness Project - Liquid Sepia [Isabela 1999]

“Liquid Sepia [Isabela 1999]” is inspired by the Philippine Freshwater Crocodile, also known as the Mindoro Crocodile. This species of crocodile is endemic only to the Philippines with the largest known population being in Isabela, San Mariano. Officially recognized as a separate species in 1999.

This is a sepia-toned ink with subtle shades of pink and a gorgeous gold shimmer. This color pays tribute to the raw earthiness and beauty of the Philippine Crocodile, an ancient symbol of power, femininity and the divine.

**Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - The Awareness Project - Sailfin Green [Ibid 1829]

“Sailfin Green [Ibid 1829]” is inspired by the The Philippine Sailfin Lizard also known as the
Soa-soa Water Lizard, Crested Lizard or by its native Philippine name, ‘Ibid’. It is an oviparous lizard endemic to the Philippines, New Guinea and some parts of Eastern Indonesia. It was first discovered in 1829.

This is a light-hearted and playful green ink with a subtle sheen of brown, topped off with an electric blue shimmer.

**Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - The Awareness Project - Solitary Teal [Nahan 2010]

“Solitary Teal [Nahan 2010] is inspired by the rare Pygmy Blue W hale, a subspecies of the
blue whale found in the Indian Ocean and the Southern Pacific Ocean. The last sighting of
this majestic animal in the Philippines was in Bohol, 2010.

This is a delicate teal ink overlaid with hidden depths of light green, overlaid with a fine silver shimmer. This color is reminiscent of the sparkling glints of light on the ocean.

*Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Fairytail Collection - Lakabini (The Maiden)

Based on the Lola Basyang story “Ang Binibining Tumalo sa Hari”, wherein a slave’s daughter, Sharay, overcomes a King’s many challenges with wit and cunning in order to win the prince’s hand in marriage. 1950 is the year when the Lola Basyang radio drama show became popularized.

“The Maiden” is a gorgeous pink with faint nuances of brown-purple, overlaid with a dazzling gold shimmer.

*Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Fairytail Collection - Lakbay (Sea & Sky)

This ink takes its name from the Lola Basyang story “Kapatid ng Tatlong Maria” wherein a young boy is tasked by his dying father to search for his long-lost sisters who were taken away from their family as divine punishment. 1861 is the year Severino Reyes, the writer of the Lola Basyang stories, was born.

“Sea and Sky” is a light bluish teal, reminiscent of the sea. It is overlaid with an earthy red shimmer.

*Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Fairytail Collection - Pagtangi (Clouds of Grey)

This color is inspired by the Lola Basyang story “Kastilyong Gawa sa Bakal” which is about a young princess trapped in an iron castle by an evil sorcerer and the brave prince who rescues her. The year 1958 is when the Sampaguita Pictures released the first Lola Basyang film.

“Clouds of Gray” is a gray-toned ink with brown and purple nuances, flecked with a beautiful gold shimmer.

*Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Fairytail Collection - Salimbay (Plume)

Inspired by the Lola Basyang fairytale, “Prinsipe ng mga Ibon”, this ink captures the story of a beautiful princess named Singsing who transforms into a bird to be together with her lover, Prinsipeng Ibon. 1949 is the year when the Lola Basyang comics were first printed and released.

“Plume” is a lovely bright purple ink with deeper blue undertones and a pale pretty pink shimmer.

*Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Fairytail Collection - Saysay (Mystical Eve)

This color is based on the Lola Basyang fairytale, “Rosamistica” wherein a kind-hearted orphan girl is mystically rewarded for giving away her only coin (a 25 centavo) to a starving mother and child at the fair. 1925 is the year when the Lola Basyang stories first appeared in the Tagalog magazine “Liwayway”.

“Mystical Eve” is a purplish black ink with hidden depths of deep green, overlaid with a fine shimmer.

*Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Holiday Collection - Carol Red [Karol 1990]
Seasonal Christmas Inks (Available only from Oct-Dec)

Carol Red [Karol 1990] commemorates one of the most popular Christmas songs in the Philippines, "Christmas In Our Hearts" by Jose Mari Chan which was recorded in 1990. Because of the immense popularity of this song, Jose Mari Chan is now considered the "Father of Philippine Christmas Music."
*Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Holiday Collection - Jewel Green [Parol 1908]

Seasonal Christmas Inks (Available only from Oct-Dec)

In 1908, Francisco Estanislao created a Christmas lantern that people started calling a "parol." Parol comes from the Spanish word "farol" which means "lantern." The Parol is an irreplaceable Christmas icon that decorates nearly all Filipino households. It symbolizes the bright star that led the Three Kings to a newly born Jesus.

*Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Holiday Collection - Vesper Blue [Bisperas 1669]

Seasonal Collection (30ml)

“Vesper Blue [Bisperas 1669] is inspired by the Filipino tradition of “Simbang Gabi” which is a devotional, nine-day series of Night Masses attended by Catholics in anticipation of Christmas. The last day falls on Christmas Eve, which is then called “Misa de Gallo”
(Spanish for "Rooster's Mass"). The first Simbang Gabi was held in the year 1669.

This ink is a brilliantly luminous blue with a vivid, red sheen and a glorious amount of gold shimmer.

Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink - Capsule Collection - Vintage Collection
The Vinta Vintage Collection takes inspiration from the “Dekada 70s,” or the Philippines during the 70s. This is a very interesting period in Philippine history where we have the convergence of greater political resistance from students as well as the rise of pop culture. At the same time that there is a growing resistance against the Marcos regime, there is also flourishing of art and culture. It is this special moment that we pay homage to in this collection.
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Andrada (Teal)
In 1898, the Philippine Navy was founded. The first headquarters is in Andrada, Manila named after the commanding officer of the navy, Jose Andrada. This beautiful sheening teal color with specks of red highlights the diverse colors of the Philippine waters. 
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Armada (Aegean)
Armada is a fleet of warships. Throughout time, we've seen how the multitude of ships on sea can transform its color from grey to blue to everything in between. The biggest naval war in history is the Battle of Leyte in 1944. 
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Carlos (Emerald)
This ink is named after former Filipino president Carlos P. Garcia who refused to cooperate with the Japanese forces during WWII. Garcia is also from Bohol known for their majestic and lush chocolate hills. 
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Damili (Terracotta)

Vigan, Ilocus Sur is a UNESCO world heritage site renowned for its Spanish-Filipino architecture and terra-cotta / red clay craftsmanship.

Damili is the Ilocano term for molding. Over the years, it has become a family tradition to pass down the knowledge and artform to the younger generation and that is why today there is still a thriving community of damili producers in the region. 1572 is the year the Spanish colonizers first explored this region in the northern part of the Philippines

Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Dugong Bughaw (Blue Blood)
"Dugong Bughaw" is a term denoting the ancient Filipinos who were part of the royalty. Nevertheless, one can say also say that every Filipinos' blood runs blue brought about by the archipelagic nature of the country. This gorgeous sheening blue ink with undertones of pink and red is a literal representation of a blue blood.
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Fortaleza (Ochre)

Ochre will be the first color that will come to mind when describing the Miag-ao Church, in Iloilo. This unique façade is due to the combination of materials—including eggs and limestone---used for its construction in 1797. 

Apart from being a UNESCO heritage site, it is also known as a Fortress church. Built on the highest vantage point to guard from invaders, its thick walls were built especially to protect the town of Miagao against the frequent Moro invasions during that time.

Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Hanan (Sunrise)
Hanan is the Goddess of Morning in Philippine mythology. People often pray to her before the start of the harvest season. 1964 is the year Fernando Amorsolo's magnificent painting "The Harvesters" was completed. 
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Julia (Pastel Pink) Shimmer
Julio and Julia, was a popular show about two magical twins. It went on air in 1991. It was actually created by a French writer Jean Chalopin and the original title was Les Jumeaux du Bout du Monde or "Twins of Destiny." 
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Julio (Pastel Blue) Shimmer
Julio and Julia, was a popular show about two magical twins. It went on air in 1991. It was actually created by a French writer Jean Chalopin and the original title was Les Jumeaux du Bout du Monde or "Twins of Destiny." 
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Karnival (Summer Green)
The Manila Carnival was an annual event started by the American colonizers in 1908. It was held in Wallace Field. This green ink thus evokes the green fields where magic is found and happens. 
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Kayangan (Elysium Green)
Kayangan Lake, in Coron, Palawan, is known for its crystal-clear, emerald green waters. Apart from being called the cleanest lake in the Philippines, it is also considered sacred by the Tagbanwa people, one of the oldest ethnic groups in the country. The lake, and the rest of Coron Island, was declared a National Reserve in 1967.
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Kosmos (Cosmic Blue) Shimmer
In 1865 the Jesuit Padre Faura started the Observatario Meterorologico de Manila to study Philippine and predict the passing of typhoons. This beautiful shimmering ink evokes the image of stars glimmering amidst the backdrop of the Philippine sky. 
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - La Paz (Bronze Yellow)
The only desert in the Philippines is located in La Paz, Ilocos Norte. The former Filipino dictator is also born in Ilocos Norte. Ironically, yellow is also the color that symbolized his eventual removal from office. The EDSA Revolution of 1986 is also known as the "Yellow Revolution." This color does not only evoke a fight for freedom and justice but also of the many diverse landscapes that can be found throughout the Philippines. 
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - La Union (Vineyard)
Although it is not known even by most locals, there is a vineyard in La Union. It is one of the first grape farms and vineyards in the Philippines. This majestic shading ink features a beautiful red purple color that evokes the image of the ripe grapes.
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Laguna (St Johns)
St. John’s is a Roman Catholic Church in Laguna, Philippines known for its majestic red brick façade and baroque architecture. It was founded in 1605. Laguna is also the birthplace of our national hero Jose Rizal.
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Leyte (Sea Kelp)
The Battle of the Leyte Gulf is where the Japanese were ultimately defeated at the end of WWII. Leyte is also one of the biggest producers of Kelp. This gentle green ink evokes the color of kelp as it floats in the bright clear seawaters of Leyte. 
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Lucia (Deepwater Blue)
Dyesebel is one of the most important Filipino comic book characters in Philippine history. It was originally created by the Filipino illustrator Mars Ravelo. Lucia is the name of Dyesebel's mother. She was obsessed with collecting and gazing at artistic depictions of mermaids while she was pregnant, so the baby (Dyesebel) was born with what looked like a fishtail instead of legs.  Dyesebel's first appearance in the comics was in 1952.
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Maharlika (Azure)
Maharlika means "free man" and it was the name of the feudal warrior class of ancient Tagalog society. These free men were exempted from tax in exchange for their military service, rising to the call of battle for their 'datu' or ruler at any given time. This beautiful azure ink with faint pink accents brings to mind the image of dusk in the Philippines. The sun setting over the archipelago's 7107 islands its people.
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Makopa (Malayan Apple)
The Malayan apple or Makopa is a bell-shaped fruit that grows in the Philippines known for its crisp pulp and mild flavor. Many Filipinos grow this in their backyard or in local neighborhoods. It is said the paler and darker it is, the sweeter it becomes. Its scientific name was first published in 1938.
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Maskara (Violet)
The maskara festival was conceived in part due to the sugarcane crisis in Negros. 1890 was the year the Spaniards split Negros region into two: Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental. These regional divisions remain today.
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Panama (Heritage Brown)
To commemorate the one-year anniversary of Vinta Inks, we came out with Heritage brown. Pamana is the Filipino word for heritage and our goal is to create a brand that will continuously share Filipino culture with the world. This shading brown ink is a much requested color by our customers.
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Perya (Blue Floss)
One of the most beautiful parks in Manila is Luneta Park built in 1820. It is now known as Rizal Park, named after the national hero of the Philippines, Jose Rizal. Very near the pier, many children and adults enjoy blue cotton candy as they stroll along the park. 
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Piloncitos (Gold Dust) Shimmer
Before the Spaniards came to the Philippines, engraved gold coins were used as currency. This color evokes the aged gold color that takes on a greenish patina.  
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Romblon (Black Onyx)
Romblon is the marble capital of the Philippines. In 1582, the Spanish chronicler Miguel de Loarca first used the word Romblon to describe this place in the central region of the Philippines. This beautiful sheening black has blue and gold sheen.
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Sandugo (Sikatuna)
In 1565, Datu Sikatuna and the Spanish Miguel López de Legazpi made a blood compact, or Sandugo, to seal their friend­ship with trust. This beautiful dark red ink sheens with green to symbolize both friendship and the lush green landscape of Bohol where the Sandugo was held. 
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Santa Cruz (Pink Sands) Shimmer
Pink sands can be found in the Great Santa Cruz beach as well as in the province of Northern Samar. The pink comes from pulverized red corals which blends with the white sand. This gorgeous shimmering ink takes the contrast a little further by using a base of yellow and pink gold shimmer to produce an image of a sun drenched beach at dusk. 
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Sirena (Mermaid Green)
Sirena is an homage to Mars Ravelo's famous Filipino comics Dyesebel about a mermaid. It is one of the most popular local comics that was serialized in 1952. This beautiful mint green has undertones of grey and pink.
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Special Edition - Bodabil (Harlequin)
In 1920, a Filipino entertainer by the name of Luis Borromeo who just returned from North America came back to the Philippines and organized what became the first Filipino bodabil company. He coined the company “vod-a-vil” which became popularly known by its Filipinized name Bodabil. This dark purple shade with strong green sheen evokes the colorful costumes of harlequin figures
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Special Edition - Nakar (Mother of Pearl)
Mother of Pearl is also known as “nakar” in the Philippines. More fiction than fact, legends have surrounded the largest pearl, 6.38kg, ever discovered. It was said that a diver drowned retrieving the pearl in May 1934 in Palawan, Philippines. It is known as the Pearl of Allah or the Pearl of Lao-Tzu. This beautiful gray and purple ink with silver shimmer is evocative of the Philippines and its nickname as the Pearl of the Orient.
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Tala (Night Sky) Shimmer
In Tagalog mythology, Tala is the goddess of stars, and one of the greatest deities in the Sky World along with her sister, Hanan, the goddess of dawn. 1980 also marks the discovery of a minor planet that is now named after two Filipino astronomers, the first time the country has been given this kind of accolade.
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Tubbataha (Sulu Blue)
n 1993, the UNESCO declared the Tubbataha Reefs as a world heritage site. The reefs are known for its 100-meter perpendicural wall filled with diverse marine species and corals. The reefs are located in the middle of Sulu Sea.
Vinta Inks - Fountain Pen Ink 30ml - Ubi (Mulberry)
Ubi, or purple yam, is among the country’s most popular food crops. Known to grow best in the province of Bohol than elsewhere in the Philippines, the province celebrates the Ubi Festival every year in January to celebrate this purple crop. And with purple associated with royalty, 1663 marks the complete victory of the Mindanao monarchies against the Spanish invaders.
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