on saleNoodler's Golden Brown - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19011

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on saleNoodler's Golden Brown - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19011

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out of stock

2ml Sample

2ml sample of Noodler's Golden Brown fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Ink Samples
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

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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 35 reviews
Gold at Last!

While I was uncertain of what color this would truly come out to be (brown or yellow), I find it has a decent balance of both, making for a fine gold. The shaded/wetter regions are a deep yellow or brown, and the lighter portions are undeniably yellow. And not some sickly highlighter yellow, either, but one dark enough to be readable but vibrant enough to be distinctly gold. The quality of the ink itself is also great. I've heard VERY mixed things about Noodler's, but the flow, shading, and wetness are all perfect. It does not bleed, it dries rather quickly, and it is easily readable. Hard to find a yellow and be confident that it's easy on the eyes, but here you are. It does not smear when highlighted over, either, and I find it dark enough to be able to read clearly even beneath another color, though some darker highlighter colors (blue or purple) may make it difficult. Perfect gold!

What a great looking ink!

I love this ink! I've tried it in two of my pens so far, and it writes a little wetter than some inks in both of them, but it is a very visible color, and shades beautifully. There may be a whole bottle of this in my future!

An eye-catching golden color

Noodler's Golden Brown lives up to its name. The color is golden with undertones of earthy brown. It nice to look at without being too loud. The ink performed well in both pens I tried it in too. I would recommend this ink with no hesitation.

Noodlers Golden Brown Ink Sample

I like the color but the ink isn't what I'm looking for.

Awesome Color

I really love this ink. It's got great shading and slightly different colors.

FAQ about Ink Samples

How do I fill my fountain pen from an ink sample vial? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the fountain pen's filling mechanism.

Check out our blog post on How to Fill a Fountain Pen from an Ink Sample Vial.

How much writing can I do with 2ml of ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It really depends on how big or small you write, and the nib size you’re using. We find that usually you can get 2 good fills for a typical converter with our Ink samples, or one good fill with a piston-filling pen. How much writing depends on you more than anything else, so we recommend experimenting with different nib sizes to find what works best for you. 

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.

What's your return policy for ink samples? 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.