on saleFerris Wheel Press Storied Blue - 38ml Bottled Ink

Product Code FW-INK-38-SB

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on saleFerris Wheel Press Storied Blue - 38ml Bottled Ink

Product Code FW-INK-38-SB

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38ml Bottle

38ml glass bottle of Ferris Wheel Press Storied Blue fountain pen ink, a pastel grey-blue color. Storied Blue is part of the Bookshoppe collection.

Ferris Wheel Press fountain pen inks are available in many distinct colors that spur excitement, creativity, and a feeling of absolute joy every time you write. The water-based inks are suitable for all fountain pens, and are made with the highest quality dyes and resins, featuring rich and saturated tones.

The instantly recognizable shape of the 38ml glass bottle is inspired by the pocket watch, with its stunning jewelry-inspired silhouette. It is completed with its signature hexagonal brass cap, and an air-tight secure cap locking mechanism to prevent leaks. Each bottle features custom (and varying) artwork, and a label on the back to indicate the ink color.

The bottle size measures 67mm wide x 75mm tall x 25mm deep.

Ferris Wheel Press
Bottled Ink
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 5 reviews
Bruce S.
One of my new favorites

Using it in my Lamy 2000 with a wet medium nib is so wonderful. Really brings out the shading. It's a light color, muted blue that leans grey. Could see it being a little too light in some finer, and dryer nibs. None the less, I love it.

Lovely color!

This ink is great quality and such a beautiful color!

Katia B.
I LOVE this color

I first purchased a sample of FWP's Storied Blue and have been using it in a Kaweco collection Mellow Blue pen with a Medium nib, and wow, does it flow beautifully! It is wet and smooth--dreamy. It is such a pleasure to view afterwards, with delightful shading. I loved it so much, I purchased the 38 mL bottle from Goulet Pen Co. (...and one day I may end up purchasing the 85 mL FWP offers on their website). *I used the sample for grading, creating answer keys, writing thank-you's, journaling entries, penmanship practice, and more. I definitely recommend this ink if you like softer inks!P.S. - From most of the pictures on the website, I had been expecting a more gray-ish blue, but from my experience, it seems to lean more towards "teal" (see Goulet's third picture showing the ink, the swatch on the right is closest to what I've experienced). Initially it was a disappointment, as I was hoping for something darker. But, it wasn't a deal-breaker for me, and I kept writing with it despite the fact--and fell in love with it! Great experience with shipping and packaging! Thank you :)

A little too soft for most writing

FWP inks are usually style over substance - a lot of the appeal is the inspiration and box art for each ink. Which is totally valid. Storied Blue is a very soft denim blue that's on the drier side. Best served by a broader nib so that it flows well and is legible. I have it in a pen with a 1.1 stub and I ended up putting a teeny bit of Noodler's Bad Belted Kingfisher in there to slightly darken the ink and make it more legible. As with many of FWP inks, this is probably more enjoyable when used for doodling or other art rather than writing.

Beautiful Soft Color

I love this color. It is a beautiful, soft, slightly gray, blue ink color, and exactly what I was looking for. I prefer to use these soft, less saturated ink colors in my journal. Thank You Goulet Pen Co!

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

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.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 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.