on saleColorverse Hayabusa Glistening - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-CV-54

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on saleColorverse Hayabusa Glistening - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-CV-54

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2ml shimmering purple fountain pen ink sample of Colorverse Hayabusa in a labeled plastic vial.

Due to the amount of particulate in this ink used to achieve the sparking look, you may experience restricted ink flow in some of your pens. We recommend shaking the ink thoroughly before filling and gently rolling the pen in your hands often to keep the shimmer effect consistent. This will also help prevent clogging. You will also want to be diligent about cleaning and maintaining your pen when using this ink.

Ink Samples
Bottle Material
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 3 reviews
What beautiful ink!

This ink is so amazing to look at. The base purple is lovely, and the glitter is so vibrant. Word of warning that you should flush your pen really well after using-- the ink is great but that glitter can clog your pen.

Dawn J.
Glistening Ink

I love the concept, but except for the Felicette they did not glisten too much. I did love the color of the Cat one though...

Ritchie D.
Shocking yet subtle

I love every bit of it. My taste in ink colors has been evolving since my very first pen and ink. Bold and intense colors (other than black and blue) are now my thing. I put this in the special edition purple TWSBI Diamond 580 AL. It's stupid-cool. The shimmer on paper is really just a super fine glitter effect that barely catches the eye. Like the magic is there if you look, and makes a nice surprise, otherwise it doesn't come off as too much. Now, in the TWSBI, because the barrel holds so much ink, you get two lovely effects. First, the color itself in the barrel looks amazing. Then, if the pen sits a bit, the glitter settles in the barrel, so when you see it and move it, you get a lovely little shimmer display until they mix again and the ink coats the rest of the barrel. Again, subtle but so interesting. I love being in meetings with really anyone, but most especially customers. I see them glancing at my pens, almost in disbelief or captured and not really understanding what they are seeing.

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.