on saleNoodler's Brown - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19017

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on saleNoodler's Brown - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19017

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2ml Sample

2ml sample of Noodler's Brown fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Ink Samples
Fast Drying

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Freeze Resistant

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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 17 reviews
Noodler's Brown

Worked well in Medium point Duragraph. Too yellow/orange. I prefer more neutral or reddish brown/

JoAnn H.
Always perfect

Who doesn't love excellent customer service? That is what I always get and and I've come to expect. Not only the customer service but the ongoing commitment to education and excellence... Thank you,you are my go to source Thank you goliathens you are my go to source.

Very nice surprise

I received this Noodler's Brown as a random ink sample. Though I am not a fan of the real "dirt browns" out there and this one wasn't on my radar however it has a pronounced redness that I very much like. To my eye, after a proper shake as needed with all Noodler's inks, on Rhodia and in my usual light, this looks very much the same as Diamine's Ancient Copper, even under a loupe, though perhaps tending just a tad darker in the shading. It has similar red-brown to Oxblood (without the violet tones) and Pilot's "sepia" cartridges. It's not as "motor oil brown" as Iroshizuku's brown, nor as chocolatey as the photos may indicate. So, through the life of this sample I can say it is every bit the equal in color to Ancient Copper (my current everyday ink) but with better water resistance and "bulletproof" characteristics. I am using this in a Metropolitan CM (stub) nib and it has a decent amount of shading. It writes a bit wet and takes just a bit longer to dry than some of my others but nothing that would make me shy away. I can highly recommend the color if you like a nice red/orange/brown. Will be adding a bottle to my collection, thanks for this sample GP!


Providing a review because nobody has reviewed in a while. I am new to fountain pens and found this ink flows smoothly in an extra fine Pilot Metropolitan. This ink pulls extremely orange-red compared to the De Atramentis Document Sepia Brown, which I felt was a true brown. The Noodlers Brown is quick-drying, minimal feathering on cheap notebook paper. It's bright and not a dark brown like past reviews mention, which I was really hoping for.

Reena T.
Love it

Love browns and this one didn't disappoint. Will get a bottle soon.

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.