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3oz (90ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Empire Red fountain pen ink from the UK Series. 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 40 reviews
Cindy S.
Vintage Redness

An interesting red with nice shading. This will change hue a bit depending on the paper. Can be used with a wet writing nib without bleed or ghosting. I love it enough to fill my Vac Mini with it.

Nostalgia in Red

This is a very nice flowing ink. I've tried it in a Pilot Vanishing point and an Ajusto dip pen nib, and it has had a very smooth writing experience in Traveler's Notebooks, Field Notes, and Tomoe River paper. I've not noticed it fading to pink as others have described. Not much shading. I think the color is akin to a red pencil (almost identical color to my Sanford Carmine Red) and harkens back to faded red lacquer finishes. If you like reds in that shade, then this is one for you.

James M.J.
Best Red Ink

I love Noodler's inks. The brand is consistent and easy to use. They flow well and easily. This read is glorious in color and depth. It is a bold red and the only red ink I use. It does bleed through on thin papers, link copy paper, but I still love it. This is, in my opinion, the best red on the market today, bar none.

It's Red! Sort of.

As others have said it's a bit of a tattered red, or red-pink. But something I wasn't quite expecting and the title of this review hints at it�it is opaque red (red-pink). It caught me off guard at first, but when I thought about it, it made more sense. It's well behaved ink overall I feel.Pairs almost identically with the Pilot Custom 74 in grenadine, which I purchased at the same time as this ink.

Kim C.
Awesome Red!

Just lovely in every way

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.