Our very own Drew Brown published a YouTube video highlighting his favorite inks in each color group. We've turned his picks into an ink sample set!
Each 2ml sample comes in a labeled plastic vial.
This set includes: De Atramentis Lilac (scented), Diamine Chocolate Brown, Diamine Matador, Jacques Herbin Gris de Houle, Monteverde Horizon Blue, Noodler's Southwest Sunset, Pilot Iroshizuku Tsutsuji, Platinum Carbon Black, Private Reserve Spearmint, Robert Oster Crystal Marine (shimmering), and Rohrer & Klingner Helianthus.
No substitutions. This set was last updated September 12, 2022. Specific sample sets are not packaged separately from other samples ordered.
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FAQs about Ink Sample Package Sets
How do I fill my fountain pen from an ink sample vial?
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?
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?
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?
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?
We are unable to make substitutions in any of our ink sample sets.
What's your return policy for ink samples?
We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 60 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.