on salePlatinum Pigmented Blue - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-Plat-InkG-1500-60

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on salePlatinum Pigmented Blue - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-Plat-InkG-1500-60

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A 2ml sample of Platinum Pigmented Blue fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Ink Samples
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 9 reviews
Beautiful, professional blue

I tried a sample and fell in love with it. It's wet, but not too juicy. Saturated, but not too much so. It dries quickly, yet it's not dry. Perfect for business use.

Migratory P.
Beautiful color but depends on paper

This is a beautiful blue and I love the color. On good paper it behaves very nicely, although the color is not as rich. Unfortunately on cheap paper (Ampad) it feathers badly and bleeds through to the next page.

Todd G.
Strange after a few days

One of my favorite inks is the Mont Blanc Royal Blue and this ink is similar in hue although it is a little lighter. somehow it seems that the pigment separated after leaving the ink in a pen for a few days in two separate pens. I am not sure if this is due to a contamination issue or what but the ink got lighter colored and more watery.

H. D.M.
This might be the real thing

I'm an aficionado of blue and blue blacks. And of waterproof or bulletproof inks. Because of this, most of my inks have been from Noodler's. To my eye most of the current bulletproof Noodler's blues have a greenish or aqua tint which is fine but some may prefer a colder blue. Pigment Blue seems to change hue depending on the paper it writes on. In my Kunst & Papier it is a wonderful blue, and on some postcards a hue bordering on purple. It has a very consistent flow and is very well behaved. A bit pricey but worth it, in my opinion.

William M.
Perfect blue

This ink in a Noodler's basic piston filler with flex nib has an astounding effect. It shades beautifully, almost like a blue black ink, but still a noticeable blue. I recommend this ink for high risk jobs, it is probably the most water/ chemical resistant blue I have run into, second to non accept maybe Noodler's Bay State. I used quite a bit of my bottle thus far, it is such a pleasing color to me that I can not stop using it.Do note this ink is permanent, pigmented ink. If it dries it will clog your pen, requiring cleaning. Don't let it sit in there too long.

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.