on saleNoodler's Black - 2ml Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19001

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on saleNoodler's Black - 2ml Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19001

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2ml sample of Noodler's Black fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial. This black ink is highly water-resistant.

Ink Samples
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 133 reviews
Brian M.
A solid black

As I'm entering a more professional field, I wanted a good black to use for my everyday pen. I've tried this and Noodler's Black, but this just seemed to flow better as well as dry quicker. Even on everyday notebook paper, in my Pilot Metro, I got thin lines, no shading or bleeding and dry times as quick as 7 seconds. It doesn't stand up to a highlighter since its not a document ink, but I need to try gel highlighters just to see if they do better. If you're looking for a good, dependable black, this is it.

Melita H.
Don't really like it

I heard a lot of good things about Noodler's Black. Lucky I only bought a sample. I don't really like it. The consistency is weird. I tested it out using glass dip pen. It dries so quickly and it's more or less bubbly it feels so thick that it sort of bubbly, unlike any other ink. I like how black it is but I really hate the consistency. Won't get this one again.


I am very new to the fountain pen world. I bought the Pilot Cosmopolitan from you. I tried the cartridge that came with it, and then switched out to the Noodler's to give it a try, and I find it to be smoother with more glide. It dries a bit slower, but not bad at all. Noodler's is also a bit darker which I like. Overall, great ink from what my newbie experience. Thank you!

Tim K.
Noodlers are the best!

I bought a few different Noodler's black inks and they were all great in their own properties. Can not go wrong with Noodler's!

Solid and professional black ink

The ink is very dark and flows well, with excellent color. A simple ink that works well in most situations.

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.