on saleNoodler's Cactus Fruit Eel - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19205

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on saleNoodler's Cactus Fruit Eel - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19205

In Stock

out of stock

2ml Sample

2ml sample of Noodler's Cactus Fruit Eel 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.


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Water Resistant

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Customer Reviews

Based on 55 reviews
Breaking up but not with this!

oh this ink was buttery smooth. it was such a bright pink yet dark enough to be legible. My gf hates pink but she said this is a very tolerable color so I wrote my breakup letter to her with it. it really does look like prickly pear juice minus all the staining and spines I get on my hands while eating them. I don't purchase pinks alot, but this would definitely be my go to pink in the future because of how amazing it is. I might not buy samples unless I'm recommending this to a friend, but if I buy this in the future it's probably going to be a big bottle of the stuff

Martin P.
Honestly Beautiful

This really is a lovely shade of magenta/purple. There's quite a bit of depth to the color and it really does look like you're writing with prickly pear! Flow was steady and even out of my Pilot 92. Only reason for knocking a star off was because the edges of some lines had a tendency to fray using a Mnemosyne notebook. On Rhodia and Tomoe paper though it's near perfect.

Vibrant and consistent!

This remains at the top of my list of favorite inks. I haven't had any issues with bleed or anything like with some of the Noodler's inks, so it's not super runny. Leaves a crisp line. Absolutely love the color. It might not be the best color for "professional" work, but I sure use it anyway!

Lauren B.
Juicy fruit!

Let the title of this review say it all. This luscious ink is absolutely stunning. Lovely lubrication, which my Montegrappa Elmo with a broad nib performs so well with. It's definitely wet, but the delicious color and shading are worth it if you're willing to be patient and give it chance to dry. And it looks fabulous on both my Clairefontaine and Tomoe River paper. Definitely worthwhile trying out this ink. I have no doubt you will also count this as another must- have by Noodler's!

Everett D.
Fabulous color!

This is a beautiful and saturated ink that really stands out. It is super wet and flows very well. I got a sample and I'm sure I'll buy a bottle of it!

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.