on saleNoodler's Whiteness of the Whale - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19807

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on saleNoodler's Whiteness of the Whale - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19807

In Stock

out of stock

2ml Sample

2ml sample of Noodler's Whiteness of the Whale fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial. This is an invisible ink that can only be seen under UV light.

Ink Samples
Clear, White/Ivory
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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 17 reviews
Joshua F.
It's more of a warm eggshell white

I ordered the sample because I wasn't sure what to expect. I've been wanting a white for my sketches and to mix grays. This isn't a bad ink and the fluorescence is fun but it wasn't ideal for what I was using it for.

Secret Message Fun!

I used this white ink with a dip pen to write secret messages for a scavenger hunt with my son (on white paper). It was such fun! You do need to make sure you have a black light - I had a penlight that worked perfectly. I didn't try it on dark paper, so I'm not sure how that would look.

Chris H.
A dissapointment of an ink on its own

My thought was this ink was an white-ish/clear ink that fluoresces darkly, I had hoped it was the answer to Noodler's Ghost Blue's main weakness, those bright white papers that glow as brightly as the Ghost Blue ink itself; but that is most definitely not the case here. This ink appears to be made for the mad penthusiast; for blending their own shades of ink or as an ink extender, on its own, its Meh.

Didn't Work on the BLACK Field notes

Got this ink to try and write on my Black Field notes book, sorry to say it didn't work out for me on that one.On the good side it works nicely on a lighter colour of paper for filling in on the eyes as I do some shading for

Online sales experience

I'd arranged through Amazon (I think) to purchase that hyper-expensive hue lightener, Noodler's Whiteness of the Whale. The price offered by Goulet was the best on the net, I received the product promptly. I'd do this again in a heartbeat. In fact, I probably will.

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.