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3oz Bottle

3oz (90ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Brevity Black fountain pen ink. A quick-drying ink ideal for lefties or anyone who needs a fast drying ink.

Noodler's inks are handcrafted, so there may be slight color variations from batch to batch.

Previously known as Bernanke Black, renamed and relabeled as of June 2022.

Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
23.6mm (0.93in)
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.


Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 67 reviews
Fast Drying Ink

I am a lefty and this has been the best ink so far in terms of smudging. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a professional fast drying ink.

Tyler C.
Does Exactly What is Advertised - Just know there is feathering

This product does exactly what it advertises - it dries quickly! Just know that the way quick drying inks work is it gets down into the paper as quick as possible and it will create feathering and a bold look...even with the finest of nibs! For the most part on all paper types. If you want something that dries quickly, has minimal feathering and a little bit deeper black - Noodlers Bulletproof Black is a good all around ink. I can see why if you are a lefty, the Brevity/Bernanke Black might be a good option though.

Gabriella S.
It was a gift

The gift receiver seems to like it very much.

Great ink for left-handers

This ink dries very quickly, which is perfect for preventing ink-smears in side-writing and over-writing left-handers. It has a decent amount of shading and stroke width variation. It puts out a hefty amount of ink on downstrokes. Water removes the ink easily, but this is a benefit, as ink stains come off the fingers, and any where else, easily. The one star removed is due to a tendency to feather on some types of paper.

Demetra D.

I have enjoyed using this ink, my first foray into using a fountain pen. I followed your suggestions for lefties and have been so satisfied!

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.