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INK SAMPLE - Surprise Me!

A randomly selected 2ml sample of fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial. Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate special requests for this product.

Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Ink Samples
Fast Drying
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Water Resistant
INK SAMPLE - Surprise Me! is rated 4.6769 out of 5 by 65.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun little surprise I like trying new inks (so do you, I assume, since you're reading this review!) and what better way to try a new ink than to be given a random sample? This way you're not sure what to expect and can have some fun with whatever ink Goulet chooses! They all have wonderful taste, so you're sure to get an ink you'll like! Just an idea: tell them what color you may like! Maybe you're looking for a wet red - let them know, and they'll help you expand your horizons! I personally didn't know anything about Diamine ink before I picked the surprise me option but now I have a whole new line of inks I need to delve into!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does exactly what it says on the tin The first time, I asked for something exciting (because I heard you could do that), and got Super5 Australia. I wasn't too upset because I loved it, but it didn't strike me as all that exciting. The second time, I didn't ask for anything in particular and got Caran d'Ache Vibrant Green, which I wasn't too fond of but certainly was exciting. It really is exactly what they say it is. You will almost certainly be surprised, and it's a fun little game for the price. If you're looking for something in particular, though, it might instead be worth going through some reviews and picking out a couple inks yourself.
Date published: 2015-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun way to try inks you might not pick yourself I ordered two surprise samples, and received Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses and Kung Te-Cheng, which is kind of nice because I've only ever tried one other Noodler's ink (I tend to stick with Diamine and Waterman). I should note that I included with my order a request that I not receive samples of inks I've already used, and listed those inks. And I think someone preparing the order saw I was getting a Platinum Music Pen and picked the Noodler's BSiAR sample to go with it... A great choice, because it looks wonderful in that pen! The Kung Te-Cheng I've only risked in a Preppy, but it's a neat colour as well. Will definitely consider ordering another surprise sample or two in the future, and thanks to the Goulet team for considering the request I put in my order!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spot on! Bought a few "surprise me" ink samples along with about a dozen or so other samples. They clearly took into account my preferences based on my other choices and surprised me with some fantastic additions. Their choices were high quality, well thought out, and I have enjoyed each one of them already! I will definitely buy more samples from Goulet, as the ones I specifically ordered are equally high quality, and when I do, I will certainly continue to invite them to "surprise me". The characteristics of each ink will obviously vary based on your surprise, so dont read too much into the specific review below. Just get some and be surprised!
Date published: 2015-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good way to get a fun surprise in the mail! I purchased ten of these a few weeks ago, and they were all different. I would definitely recommend this as a way to try new inks, and I'd recommend it for fountain pen beginners so they can find an ink they like without having to know a ton about it. Buy ten or fifteen, and find one you like. Use it a while, learn its qualities, do a bit of research, then keep exploring. It's fun! For instance, I learned that I like J. Herbin Perle Noir, but that it works very poorly on a specific type of paper that my journal is made of. In short, the merits of these are that they are inexpensive, offer variety and surprise, and are a good way to explore. The main downside is the surprise, but that can also be the main upside.
Date published: 2015-05-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not quite what I was expecting I ordered a Surprise Me Ink Sample a few weeks ago and was given Lamy Red. I will say that it was not quite what I was expecting in a red. I think it would make a good watercolor type red, but I prefer a more saturated color. It wrote well, but it looked like it had already been diluted with quite a bit of water. If you're looking for something that can give a wash of color, I think this product might be for you. However, if you want a red to stand up and grab attention, this is not a product for you. It is also not waterproof from what I can see, and it is definitely not a quick drying ink as my fingers can well attest.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best! I love the Ink Drop with the surprise packet of inks, so I was pleased to see that the random Surprise Me! sample option is available. I couldn't decide what new ink to try, so I asked for something to complement my Tahitian Tortoise Konrad Flex pen (in the same order) and received Private Reserve Avacado. It's such a great choice, and not one I would have necessarily picked myself, since I have a habit of buying Diamine and Noodler's inks. I'm definitely going to add a random ink sample to my future orders. It's fun!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it I didn't know this is an option, I usually order over the phone and ask them to send me their favorite color. This is NOT just whatever isn't selling just to move it off the shelves, it is a great way to try some colors you may not have looked at otherwise.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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