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Product Code N19086

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Product Code N19086

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3oz Bottle

3oz (90ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Legal Blue fountain pen ink. Noodler's inks are handcrafted, so there may be slight color variations from batch to batch.

Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
23.6mm (0.93in)
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 15 reviews
Bruce O.
Legal Blue

Perfect for my check book!

Samuel W.
An excellent blue for certain

Flowed out nicely and has a great color

Update from 3/30/2020

So after a bit of time I so want to love this ink! I absolutely love the color! I can live with the 'gunkyness' on the nib. The little bit of extra work it takes to clean my pen is ok with me. I figure for the permanence this ink provides, it's a small price to pay.But... what I can't live with is this ink never really 'drys'. I have had documents that have sat for a week or more and when I run my dry finger over the ink, it smears. Running a bic highlighter over the ink that has dried for a week or more and it 'bleeds'. It's not like the ink is wet, but more like the liquid has dried and the pigment that is left on the top of the page and didn't soak into said page, smears. This is with printer paper, cheap lined college ruled, and moleskine. It does it to all of these paper stock. However, it might not do this on better paper. I just feel let down! I now have a whole bottle of something I really can't use because touching what you have written ruins it. You'd think being 'bulletproof' and 'waterproof' it wouldn't do that. All well, live and learn!

Noodler's Legal Blue

I really like this ink. If you've ever seen a legal brief when sealed, the blue cover used to protect the documents is this color. It's a little bit expensive ink, but the shade of blue it presents is tasteful. It can be used in an office or for schoolwork without drawing too much misplaced criticism. Without being self conscious.

Aaron H.
Very high spread and penetration, otherwise great

This is a relatively matte, high spread, high penetration ink that has great permanent properties. I don't consider it suitable in very broad or fat nibs such as wide, rounded stubs. However, if you use it in finger nibs or can deal with the large amount of spread in a larger, round point broad or coarse nib, then you're in good shape. The color is a very nice, matte style blue that is on the lighter side. It is reasonably bright, but will not have any of the electric qualities of something like Liberty's Elysium or Baystate Blue.

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

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.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 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.