on saleNoodler's Burgundy - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19012

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on saleNoodler's Burgundy - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19012

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2ml Sample

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

Ink Samples
Fast Drying

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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.


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Water Resistant

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Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews

I LOVE this burgundy ink! When I'm not feeling dark enough for Nightshade this ink is my first choice. I'm really tempted to buy a bottle of it, but I'm running out of room for bottles quickly. I'll need a shelf just for ink bottles if I keep this up!

Jonathan C.
Better than Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-budo

Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-budo (Crimson Glory Vine) was the competition for this ink, and frankly, Noodler's looks better in my opinion.

Great service, get to try great inks

The color of this ink is more purple than the images from the website shows. I wrote a page in my journal with it using a Speedball C-6 dipper. I would get a bottle of this ink to have a distinctive purple for writing. Mixed this to make a darker, redder, more of a maroon color.Observe and learn from how the kindly folks at Goulet Pens package these samples: the vials have sturdy caps well tightened, are legibly labelled, then are put in a zip-lock bag for extra care. I did the same after using these and mixing some of them. Avoided making a mess.

Robert G.
Very pretty, almost perfect

This ink has no special properties, other than being my favorite color so far; lovely shading. If it was more bulletproof or bled through cheaper paper less, it would find a permanent home in one of my pens. Is less purple than the swab appears (as others have said). I am holding out hope that the Black Swan in Australian Roses looks similar on the page, but behaves better with cheap paper. If it is, then that will be my favorite ink ever; until I sample something else awesome. :)

Like burgundy wine

A very nice ink. It looks much deeper/darker in color than the ink swatch online -- a true 'wine' red (rather than purple) color. This is my first Noodler's ink and it has great color saturation and flow. I was actually looking for more of a rose color, to replace the J.Herbin rose-scented ink, and this isn't it. But I like it a lot. It has character.

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.