on salePelikan Edelstein Sapphire - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-P339390

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on salePelikan Edelstein Sapphire - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-P339390

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A 2ml sample of Pelikan Edelstein Sapphire 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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Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Great ink!

What I like about the samples is that you receive enough to really give the ink a true spin around the block. It also allows one to try our more expensive inks before making a purchase. I really love the Edelstein inks.

Good ink, small sample

A nice ink but would not be worth it's premium price if you bought a bottle. You can get most inks that are just as nice for half the price of Edelstein or even less. Sample vial only about 1/3 full.

Marc A.
Very Disappointing

This ink looks nothing like it does on the screen. Basically it is a simple purple with shading. It's boring. If I could return it I would. Topaz is a spectacularly beautiful color, complex shading, smooth and a pleasure for the eye. Sapphire is just the opposite. Too bad.

Rose O.
great flow

I have purchased this ink in Topaz and Sapphire, and both are great. I like the flow of this ink, for lack of a better word. Neither color ever clogs in the pen. The Sapphire shade looks violet when wet, but dries to a slightly more professional color somewhere between navy and purple.

A nice soft shade of blue

As advertised by Pelikan, this is a soft blue. The ink works well in all my parker pens and I do like the color, but it is too soft for me, powder blue would be my description. It is worth a try if you like blue ink.

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.