on saleNoodler's Black Swan in English Roses - 3oz Bottled Ink

Product Code N19037

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on saleNoodler's Black Swan in English Roses - 3oz Bottled Ink

Product Code N19037

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3oz Bottle

3oz (90ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Black Swan in English Roses 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 102 reviews
Brittany N.

I really love this color. I feel like both the sample and the full bottle run more reddish.

Makenzie H.
Such a beautiful color

I had gotten a sample of this ink after searching for a deeper pink/red color, as I tend to gravitate towards purple more, and wow did it exceed expectations! It has a beautiful shading quality to it that really shows off the pretty darker pink and an almost 'dried blood' kind of redish color. I'll be getting a full bottle soon here to make this a regular in my pens :)

Cherry Juice

I got the sample of this ink. And it didn't really meet my needs. I'm an artist so I use all kinds of papers and this ink was more inclined to feather and bleed on mystery papers than I would like. Not terrible by any stretch but you can't just carry it around and write on any old paper. It was not as waterproof as I had hoped. I do watercolor and have been playing around with the semi bulletproof inks. I was hoping for an ink that behaved more like the Noodlers red black when wet but this did not have that kind of effect. As for the color this feels like the exact color of cherry juice. Like you were pitting cherries and writing with the juice. It's a deep red that's more of a pinky brown. If you find that evocative you might really like this. It seems to flow average on my fine nib. Dry time is kind of slow so as a lefty this is a messy ink for me.

A Rich Burgundy Ink

A great ink that works well with my medium nib TWSBI ECO. The color is pleasant and I like how it has a subtle shade to it. For what I've been using it for (journaling in a leuchtturm1917 notebook), the dry time isn't bad, and I can move on to the next page after a couple of seconds without any smudging. I have noticed that the flow tends to dry out after a page or two of writing. In terms of water resistance, it seems to be half-waterproof: the red part of the ink will stain and diffuse, but the black part seems to stay put. Overall, it's a great ink and I will be purchasing again.

Sarah A.
Great ink, slow dry time

I love this ink because it has great shading, and is a nice red. It's dark enough to be readable, but unique. It also shades relatively well for a darker ink in medium and broad nibs (not too sure about F or EF since I don't own either). However, I find that it takes a while to dry completely, so I have to make sure I leave it out. Definitely worth the wait though!

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.