on saleNoodler's Lexington Gray - 3oz Bottled Ink

Product Code N19042

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on saleNoodler's Lexington Gray - 3oz Bottled Ink

Product Code N19042

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3oz (90ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Lexington Gray 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 205 reviews
Unacceptable spread

I used Noodler's Lexington Gray and Noodler's Black Eel in the same Lamy 2000 medium nib. The spread was noticeably greater with the Lexington Gray on quality paper. I will limit the use of Lexington Gray to a fine point Lamy Safari. I won't buy again for correspondence.

Paul S.
Nice service

Excellent. The website confirmed that the Noodler's Lexington Gray was what I wanted to add shading to my pen and ink drawings. Shipping was timely, and the package cradled the ink bottle much more carefully than the standard Amazon practice.

Lexington Gray

I love this product. It flows and puddles so well. I love the simplicity of the look

Sandra K.
Lovely gray.

Noodles fills their ink bottles to the tippy top. Really like this shade of gray. It's soft and not too dark or too light. This will be one of my favorite inks. Inked a Twsbi Go 1.1 stub nib, nice flow. Packaged with the greatest amount of care by Goulet Pens.

Jarred F.
My #1

I like dark blacks so naturally i have noodlers black in all my pens. But i ordered Lexington gray and i couldn't be more impressed. It flows really well in my pens and the color is amazing. And it dries surprisingly fast. I have it inked up in my 2 favorite pens( Twisbi ALR 580 & Kaweco AL sport) as of now and will most likely stay in those pens because i like it that much.

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.