Dominant Industry Pearl SWATCH TESTS

Kindly sent to me by Anja from Papier und Stift, here are fourteen fabulous shimmer inks created by Dominant Industry – a relatively new ink manufacturer from Paju in South Korea who have made a name for themselves by creating colours with a focus on nature and seasons.

Their inks are divided into two ranges – standard and pearl – and available in their distinctive tear drop shaped glass bottle with a dust bag and pipette all tastefully packaged inside a brown card box with a white branded label.


Dominant Duck using Periwinkle Twinkle, Early Spring and Sunset.


This is without doubt a very pretty range of inks. All of the shimmers work well with some of the inks revealing gorgeous chromo behaviours too and others revealing impressive sheening qualities. And one or two of the inks delivering all three. For further information click here.

For your diary: I am running a workshop here at my studio in Rochester on Saturday 13 May 2023. For details click here.

And HEY! If you’re interested to know more about how to use fountain pen inks in more creative ways – whether it’s simply to observe their chromatic behaviours, or, to recreate one of my swatch cards, or, to learn how to use them in watercolour painting, illustration and calligraphy, why not check out my online course?

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