The Iron Gall Ink Website

Ink Corrosion - An autocatalytic nightmare? 

Knowing that the major part of our historic collections is made with potentially corrosive iron gall ink  has lead to a worldwide fear of loosing it all. Dramatic examples of severe ink corrosion damage support this concern. However, when searching for worst-case examples they are hard to find. In practice our collections primarily contain artifacts that show no or little sign of ink corrosion ...