For painting, calligraphy and drawing, this authentic ink is fade resistant and water re-soluble. The CY shade is pigmented for delicate washes. The unique adhesive formulation of the ink allows for increased stability but it will reconstitute in water. When the ink dries on absorbent papers, it can be wet mounted without bleeding or smearing.
Mix with Chinese watercolors for interesting effects. Because these are pigment inks, not dye inks, they should not be used in refillable pens.