on saleNoodler's La Reine Mauve - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19183

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on saleNoodler's La Reine Mauve - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19183

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2ml Sample

2ml sample of Noodler's La Reine Mauve 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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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 31 reviews
I was hoping this was going to be a nice ink

I've been looking forward to try out the waterproof inks of Noodler's and this is definitely it. However I find that it spreads so much even on a Midori MD paper. Writing with a Pilot Kakuno fine nib makes it look like a medium, or in some papers a broad. The color itself is lovely but I find it hard to like with how finicky it is.

Very waterproof, fairly saturated purple

I'm big on waterproof inks, and Noodler's is the only company that makes a full line of non-pigment waterproof inks. When I say waterproof, I don't mean 'your writing will still be somewhat legible after a spill or soak', I mean effectively no blurred letters or color coming off the page. This ink satisfies this requirement. I found it to be a wet, saturated mauve without a ton of shading. I think I prefer De Atramentis violet, which is flatter, drier and pigment based, but it also dries more slowly. Both are great though, and if you want a waterproof purple ink I'd recommend this one. Noodler's also makes a polar purple I haven't tried.

Very strong chemical smell.

The color was pretty but the smell gave me a headache. I had to dump the ink it was so bad.

Kasandra R.
Love Noodlers

I'm pretty new to fountain pens, but already I have decided that I love almost everything I've tried from Noodlers. Their colours are very nice and the ink flows very well and smoothly from my fine and medium nib Metropolitans.

Tremayne B.
Absolutely gorgeous purple

This is a bulletproof ink, nice saturation. I have it in a Nemosine .8 Singualarity. This ink make the nib feel like silk. I guess its the lubrication qualities. but this feels like writing on silk with Rhodia/Clarefontaine. This is a nice purple that flows really well and can be a daily user if your office isn't that uptight. I highly recommend 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.