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Handmade fountain pen inks from the idyllic Philippines.

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In-house inks showcasing our bespoke process and capabilities.

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Classic, good value Troublemaker colors. Still 100% handmade and mixed by the bottle.

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Special Edition

Commissioned and seasonal colors.

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Shimmer inks at $16 (¢27 per mL)

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Ink flow options

Customize wetness to your liking.

Trouble-free inks

Contrary to the name, Troublemaker Inks don't mean any for your pens. They are free-flowing and highly lubricated, ensuring a pleasant writing experience as well as maintaining your pen's inner mechanisms with every use.

Made with love

Troublemaker Inks is the passion project of two fountain pen enthusiasts who are artists by trade. Our inks are designed and handmade to perform beyond writing and into exciting creative applications.

Colors with stories

The colors from our Signature collection are inspired by the local peculiarities of our idyllic tropical hometown, Cebu.


Show your support for the little guys! We're offering a personal and artisanal alternative to contemporary fountain pen inks. Each purchase directly supports its makers.