on saleNoodler's Whiteness of the Whale - 1oz Bottled Ink

Product Code N19807

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on saleNoodler's Whiteness of the Whale - 1oz Bottled Ink

Product Code N19807

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1oz Bottle

1oz (30ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Whiteness of the Whale fountain pen ink. This is an invisible ink that can only be seen under UV light. Noodler's inks are handcrafted, so there may be slight color variations from batch to batch.

Bottled Ink
Clear, White
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
23.5mm (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 19 reviews
If you can't see why...

to spend on this ink, grab a UV light and check out any inks you've mixed it with. You've turned your ink into a forgery proof ink - and if you're using *this* to lighten up your inks, you can definitely find less expensive ways to do that. But, if you create UV art or want to make sure you can prove that a signature is *your* signature, this is a steal. A lot of Noodler's inks are tremendously awesome under blacklight on the right papers.

Claudio A.
It's so much fun

I write letters to my kids that they can only read. We have a blast.

Stephen B.
Only Good for Ultraviolet Light

Only good with UV light on black paper. And there are other inks better for UV light. Other Noodler's inks are great but this one doesn't pass the test.

Mandatory for ink mixing, but a little pricey

I used this with my CMYK both to add some document permanence and to lighten up my ink mixes to bring out colors (so many are so heavily pigmented that they're almost black, and water can make them a bit feather-ey)It does both jobs with absolute perfection. This takes my dark blue-green and makes it electric turquoise. It also takes my mixtures and makes them a bit less prone to feather, too.My only complaint whatsoever is that it's 3x as expensive as normal noodlers inks, when it's almost a base color. I know nathan is absolutely not trying to rip anyone off, but I do wonder what makes this stuff so bloody expensive!Four stars because it's so expensive, but it's still absolutely essential to a good noodlers CMYK.

Can B.
Not as advertised

Simply no fluorescence, no dark light shining. I have a money checker dark light source at home also Noodler's sent me a finger attached UV light duheckey as a gift, both gave no shining contrary to as shown in Nathan Tardif's video. I thought my batch might be bad, I've sent a full sample vial to Goulet's back so they can check my bottle is bad or not. They reported back nothing wrong with my ink. So my suspicion is gone, this ink doesn't shine on black light at all, just a dull white. You can only use for kighten your ink colors that all. Great disappointment

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.