on saleNoodler's X-Feather Black - 3oz Bottled Ink

Product Code N19046

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on saleNoodler's X-Feather Black - 3oz Bottled Ink

Product Code N19046

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

This ink is specifically designed not to feather on most papers.

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 204 reviews
Alexander L.
Nice Ink with no bleeding on regular paper.

I like permanent inks that don't bleed on standard paper. I picked up this ink with a TWSB eco and it has very nice clear lines with no bleeding on regular paper. I am a calligrapher so this will be perfect for my calligraphy pens.

Noodler's X-Feather Review

This is the first ink I have used because it was bought with my first fountain pen and it does everything I could ask for. I take a lot of notes and needed an ink that would dry quickly and work well on things like Mead Five Star notebooks and regular paper and this ink does the job very well. There is never bleed through and it doesn't feather on any of the paper I have used. It is a very good ink for working with a fine nib and regular paper.

Breck B.
My very first and only black ink...but now ?

X-Feather was the first and only black I ever have used. This is going back to when Brian had just started his business. So really I have no comparisons. What led me to write this review is because I've been having problems with using it in my Pilot 78G fine point. I own two 78Gs both fines: one a blue and one a black. In my blue pen I have J. Herbin's Violette Pens�e. Writes perfectly and stays ready to write when not used. X-Feather however! I've been having problems with my black 78G and after cleaning it, and re-trying, I find that this black ink sometimes "leaks", but is always dried out between uses. Does not flow well but then leaks all over my fingers?! Finally it dawned, in this thing I call my mind, that, duh! maybe it is the ink! So I came here to read what others have to say about X-Feather. And because I had been over at the J. Herbin section reading about Perle Noir.


Very dark very good


Love the darkness!

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.