Noodler's Purple Heart: Ink Review

Noodler's Purple Heart Ink Splatter and LAMY AL-star

Noodler's Purple Heart,  is a Goulet-exclusive ink. It's got a reddish undertone to it, but it's purple on top! See why we love this color. 

Noodler's Purple Heart Ink Writing sample
Noodler's Purple Heart Ink Writing sample
Noodler's Purple Heart Ink Writing sample close up

Supplies Used:

Smear Test (Dry Time)

  • Medium -The ink dried after about 25 seconds.

Drip Test (Water Resistance)

  • Medium – Definitely not water resistant.


  • Medium – The swabs look fairly dark, but the ink appears a bit lighter when written with a nib. The paper you use will really affect how saturated the ink appears. I really enjoyed writing with it on the Rhodia notepad.

Ease of Cleaning

  • Easy – This was easy to wash off the LAMY nib, which is really important to some people.


  • Medium – You will see some good shading when using this ink!


  • Medium – This ink is part of the Noodler's Eel series, so it is lubricated. The ink flowed really well, but wasn't gushing on the page. That's a win-win! 

Packaging and Aesthetic

Noodler's Purple Heart Ink bottle and ink swab
  • Available in a 3oz bottle.
  • Label includes images and description of the Badge of Military Merit established by George Washington, now known as the Purple Heart award.

Inks similar in color


Diamine Tyrian Purple
Private Reserve Arabian Rose


If you're looking for a bright and vibrant purple, this may not be the right one. It appeared more burgundy in color which we think makes it perfect to write with during the Fall or in more professional settings. We really enjoyed the shading that this ink offered as well and could see using it often! Another cool thing to note is that this ink is only available at Goulet Pens!

Drawing made with Noodler's Purple Heart Ink

You can find a 3oz bottle of Noodler's Purple Heart or a 2ml sample.