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Product Code N19031

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Product Code N19031

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3oz Bottle

3oz (90ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Widow Maker red 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 22 reviews
Deep Red

This red isn't kidding around. It's deep and saturated. As it's not waterproof is also washed well; however, the washed ink turns to a slight pink with what seems to be just a hint of purple(very subtle!). It doesn't wash out to pink... it maintains a bit of red still. The red isn't bright but it's not browned down either. It's a deep red.

Wonderful Red but I don't know why my dry time is so long

I love this red. It's my favorite by far. I don't see a lot of shading but that's not what I'm looking for here. It works great for mark-ups on normal paper (it will ghost, maybe bleed, but I don't always use both sides) and I even like the look on good paper when I just want to write in red (no glaring issues with ghosting or bleed).My only issue with it is that it takes soooo long to dry on decent paper. I just tried it again in Apica CD25SN and I can't even judge what the dry time might be ...15 minutes? More? I wrote in seven different inks, continued onto the next page, cleaned another pen, and went back to page before it. It still smudges where the others are dry. Maybe my bottle is an anomaly, but I wouldn't expect a quick dry time on this.

Beautiful, and performs wonderfully

This ink performs spectacularly in all of my pens, as expected of Noodler's. The color is beautiful, and with an italic nib I even get a nice bit of shading.

A red ink that is RED.

I struggle considerably seeing the color red, so I purchased a bottle of this with the hope of being able to actually see the color when I write. I was not disappointed in the least- it is a red ink that is RED. Absolutely love it.

Love the color

In my search for a deep red, similar to a blood or lighter maroon, I've found that this is the closest match. Personally I seek a little darker and mix it with noodler's red black for a better pigment, but I love this ink to death.

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.