on saleNoodler's Brevity Blue-Black - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19070

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on saleNoodler's Brevity Blue-Black - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19070

In Stock

out of stock

2ml Sample

2ml sample of Noodler's Brevity Blue-Black fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial. This is a quick-drying ink!

Previously known as Q'Ternity, renamed as of June 2022.

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 20 reviews
Nicholas B.
Great Ink just not for my use case

The ink is beautiful, smooth, and wet. Everything you could want if you're not worried about dry times. I was using it to take notes and I learned very quickly it's not too well suited for that when you need to get words on paper fast. Love the color though!

A beautiful blue ink

Flows beautifully out of my Lamy Safari with a medium nib

Ok A.
Solid ink, don't get near water

This is a great everyday ink. Doesn't smudge, and writes super smooth.

Great colour

Bought this to try a fast-drying ink (in my first order, turns out I don't really need it). Love the colour but it feathers horribly, even on Rhodia.

Nice color and dries extremely fast

I think my adult daughter will get a laugh (although it's no laughing matter) from the bottle label of this ink, so I ordered a sample to try before buying her a fountain pen. She totally agrees with the commentary as do I. I'm pleased with the ink. Although it soaks into paper very fast, thereby drying extremely fast, it doesn't seem to feather on regular paper, and the color is nice with a lot of blue in it. It was out of stock here so I purchased it elsewhere. I was hoping for a glass bottle but received the white plastic one, which is rather unattractive compared to glass bottles. I think this ink would be a good choice for those who've not used a fountain pen and will be using it frequently in a work environment, as this ink dries so fast it shouldn't smear. It would also be great for lefties. I'm gifting it with a gray Metropolitan Retro pen and black #16 Rhodia notepad, ordered from Goulet. The bottled ink is now back in stock, and if the glass bottles are back I might order another bottle just to get it in the glass.

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.