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We've curated a selection of our top selling dark red and burgundy fountain pen ink samples. Each 2ml sample comes in a labeled plastic vial.

This set of 5 samples includes: Diamine Oxblood, Diamine Red Dragon, Diamine Syrah, Diamine Writer's Blood, and Noodler's Red Black.

No substitutions. This set was last updated August 22, 2023. Specific sample sets are not packaged separately from other samples ordered.

Condition
New
Brand
Goulet
Type
Ink Sample Package Sets
Color
Red

Customer Reviews

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Robert P.
All about the samples!

I wanted to see how these inks looked and worked in practice (this sample set included most of the dark reds I liked on the website). I will say, the colors were fairly true to what I could see on my monitor of the website. The inks were are as described in terms of their properties. (The properties marked below are all medium as there were a variety of inks)

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Laura H.
Goulet samples are the best!

I love the ink samples available at Goulet. It lets me try out a variety of inks before buying a whole bottle.

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Galen S.
Can I make up my mind?

I was looking to add a deep red to my inks and this kit offered enough range to help me settle on what I liked. Well, I settled on two, but that is not the kit's fault. High value because it's a curated selection that saved me a lot of time wading through the hundred reds out there. I only rated this for value because the rest of the ratings are for individual inks.

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Chris S.
Two splendid Dark Reds

I enjoyed testing the dark reds/burgundy colors in your Ink Samples Set. I found two inks especially beautiful and different from my other dark red inks: DeAtramentis Oriental Red and Diamine Red Dragon. Two truly unique shades.

FAQs about Ink Sample Package Sets

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.

Can I substitute a color in this set? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We are unable to make substitutions in any of our ink sample sets.

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.