on salePilot Namiki Black - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-PN69200

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on salePilot Namiki Black - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-PN69200

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A 2ml sample of Pilot Namiki Black fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Ink Samples
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

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Good Buy!

This ink is very smooth to write with. It is not as dark as I thought it would be, but it is a good color.

Love this ink

I bought this ink as a sample for my pilot metropolitan and loved it so much, I just bought the cartridge set. This ink is so black and dries up so quick. You won't be disappointed with it.

S. F.

Decent flow, not very dark. Smells terrible. This is an ink which will rot on my shelf because it is just so eclipsed by carbon black, nano black, eel black, polar black, x-feather!

Steve L.
Great ink for a the Moleskine sketchbook

this is a nice black ink--not the blackest but very nice. I use this ink in my Moleskine sketchbooks which have a very strange almost waxy coating that makes other inks like Aurora black bead up on it. Namiki black does not do that. It also has a smell i really like but no one else does. people are really disturbed when I tell them to smell my pen!

Lucas -.T.
Perfect for dry arts

It's just arrived here, and I made the first tests - perfect. I used a QuoVadis bought here in GouletPen too. No bleed through, no slow dry, no feather. Just perfect. I use this on a Namiki Falcon SF flex nib that is also available here. And I must say that this specific set of pen/ink/paper (in this case, any fountain pen friendly paper) will be used for like 99% of my inking arts. When I am in some situation that requires water resistance, I will go to some Noodler's Black and Platinum Carbon Black. Namiki Black doesn't act good with washes. But I recommend totally for general dry use.

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.