on saleNoodler's Air-Corp Blue-Black - 3oz Bottled Ink

Product Code N19040

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on saleNoodler's Air-Corp Blue-Black - 3oz Bottled Ink

Product Code N19040

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3oz Bottle

3oz (90ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Air-Corp Blue-Black fountain pen ink. Noodler's inks are handcrafted, so there may be slight color variations from batch to batch.

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 164 reviews
Dark, Shading Turquoise

A sample convinced me to buy a full bottle. I love how readily it flows from a dry nib and the shading complements the dark component of the ink, creating a sort of dual-purpose ink that is very dark with a finer nib and very fun with a broader nib.

Elliot H.
A Beautiful Blue-Black

Air-Corps Blue-Black is a wonderful ink. It has a nice flow, and it has yet to give me any issues performance wise. Where this ink really comes into its own however is in it's beautiful color. It looks amazing when it is wet, fresh out of the pen, but even better when it finally dries. When dried, the ink takes on a greenish hue that can be deceiving to the eyes at first glance. Upon closer inspection though, it's still the same wonderful blue-black that now seems to be draped in a thin velvety green veil. It also preforms well across many varieties of paper, and I've used on everything from cheap office printer paper up too Clairefontaine paper. Overall it's a beautifully complex ink, and I even have a whole pen dedicated to it.

David W.
Great Ink

Very pleased with the ink which pays tribute to my father whose China-Burma-India blood chit I still have.

Robert H.
Great ink but....

Color more green than blue/black. Performs really well on cheap paper

Blue-Black, but in a green kind of way

I really enjoy the color of this ink. I know it says 'blue-black', but the bottle I got is more like greenish black with a faint trace of blue. It's good at water resistance. Tested it out on a few different kinds of paper. A little slow to dry, but I'm not super concerned since I don't use this as my all day ink. I use this in a Noodler's Ahab flex and a Pilot Metropolitan stub nib.

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.