on saleDiamine Red Dragon - 2ml Ink Sample

Product Code IS-D7077

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on saleDiamine Red Dragon - 2ml Ink Sample

Product Code IS-D7077

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2ml sample of Diamine Red Dragon fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Ink Samples
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 110 reviews
Lizzie J.
Red Dragon

This deep red ink is fantastic. I put it in my skull/snake Jinhao pen and it writes fabulously. It's not super wet but it's also not too dry. Definitely will purchase this ink again. (Possibly a whole bottle next time!)

Deborah N.
My favorite red

Best red I have tested to date. This is what I would call a blue base red vs an orange base.

Ruddy Wonderful Color

The solid red I was looking for. Thanks to Brian G and the Pencast for the suggestion

Gowan F.
A red ink for grown-ups

Are you disappointed in inks that call themselves "red", but when you get them on paper they look thin and pinkish? Me too! I bought a Preppy that claimed to be red, but when writing with it I felt like I was living in Barbie's Dreamhouse. Well, Red Dragon is here to move you to the adult's table! Bold and saturated, this ink is truly a red suitable for any Chinese Emporer's robes. Here it is suitably loaded into a Prefounte, to show the Preppy what it can be when it grows up.

Abigail G.
Love it

Super pretty, this is a true blood red. Redder then oxblood.

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.