on saleNoodler's Navy - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19038

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on saleNoodler's Navy - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19038

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2ml Sample

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

Ink Samples
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

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 32 reviews
Mir G.
Decent, but not for me

A beautifully shading dark blue ink. Doesn't work well on poor paper, >30sec dry time on nice paper, smears easily even after drying completely if your hands are sweaty. Very high value sample from Goulet pens - a couple of converter fills, but the ink itself isn't for me.

Much better than N. Midnight Blue.

Great blue-black-ish ink that was far better than Midnight Blue. Bought samples of both to use on a TWSBI with an EF nib. The MB looked faded and washed out but the Navy looked so much better.and richer than the MB.

Lora E.
Well, it doesn't make me blue

I'm very left-handed and new to fountain pens, so I'm currently on the journey to find a bottled ink with a little flair that works reasonably well without smudging too terribly. This ink isn't too bad in that regard. Thus far I've used it in my little Moonman Wacai capsule pen with a fine nib, and I've had relatively few issues with smudging -- even after writing a couple full pages on a little Rhodia notepad and testing it out on almost any paper I can get my hands on. It's a wet ink, and also a really very pleasant color, a solid navy color that takes on a small hint of green to it in the right light or on the right paper. The sheening is relatively minimal. This ink is certainly not waterproof, as I discovered when my written page came in contact with a cup ring on a table. The letters were still somewhat clear, though there was significant bleeding from just a small bit of water.Overall, I'm pleased. It's definitely up there in my choices for "big bottle purchase".

Solid color

Glad I bought the pen samples as it's the perfect amount for 2 fills. Love the color; a little watery, but most of the Noodlers are. Great choice

Pretty but smudges

The color is very beautiful, but the inky is very smudgy. I've had to let it dry overnight on several occasions because it genuinely takes that long to dry on some papers. The things I write with it always end up smudging terribly unless I'm very careful.

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.