on saleNoodler's Fox - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19182

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on saleNoodler's Fox - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19182

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2ml Sample

2ml sample of Noodler's Fox red fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Ink Samples
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

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.


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 50 reviews
stephanie K.
Bloody good

This is an everyday ink for me, and it also is a "you should clean it out after awhile" ink as it has a lot of solids in it. and they like to cling...still worth it. It's divine in a demonstrator and really wows.

Nancy G.
Pretty, But Not Waterproof

I absolutely love the color. It's a vibrant red that's not too blue or to orange. I hoped it would be truly waterproof but it runs at the slightest hint of moisture. The hunt for a true red waterproof ink continues.

Could be a daily red

The sample was used in a Pilot CH 912 w/ stub nib. The ink itself is opaque almost like an acrylic paint. It goes down wet and smooth. The color is not the most vibrant and bright red I've used but it is a fairly "true" red without any off-color hue. I would like a good archival/water resistant red for work use, it's ok on office paper (though some absorbing and feathering) so it may suffice. One drawback is dry time, with my stub nib this is taking 20-30sec on Rhodia. Once dry it's not smudging. I'll try others but this is a contender.

CatyaCookie t.F.A.
Very Good Fox Ink

Red is my favorite color. It is very water resistant and writing is still plenty readable if I get it wet and try smearing it. I really like to do art with it! It is awesome ink. My mom got me a sample and I would enjoy a bottle.

Great Red

I was looking for a red that wasn't pink-ish or orange-ish. This was suits the bill in terms of color, it's a true red - bold and vibrant, and it is fast drying and seems pretty waterproof. I would defintely buy a bottle after I'm done with my sample.

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.