Noodler's Bad Blue Heron Ink - 3 oz Bottle

Noodler's Bad Blue Heron Ink - 3 oz Bottle

3.5 (2 reviews)
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Noodler's inks are known for their affordability, wide range of colors, and good performance on more absorbent papers that are not normally fountain pen friendly. They are also known for their distinctive label art, featuring unique drawings that often reflect their creator's strongly held political and economic ideals. Dedicated to keeping prices as low as possible, Noodler's uses simple bottles and packaging, with boxes made of recycled paper. All Noodler's inks are 100% made in the USA.

This ink is part of Noodler's Warden series of forgery-resistant inks. It contains unique signature chemicals that are mixed on a per-bottle basis. This means that even if a forger is able to identify the ink and buy a bottle of the same color, their writing will be distinguishable from yours by forensic chemical analysis. It also has all the forgery-resistance features of other Noodler's Bulletproof inks, making it ideal for writing checks and signing important documents.

Special Properties:

  • Bulletproof: This ink is water resistant on cellulose-based papers and resists all known tools of forgers, including UV light, bleach, alcohol, and other solvents. This ink may still be vulnerable to smearing when exposed to water.
  • Eternal: Made to resist the effects of time, this ink is archival, fade resistant, and unaffected by humid or acidic conditions.


  • This ink may come in either a glass or plastic bottle and vary from the bottle pictured.
  • Glass Noodler's ink bottles are filled to the brim with ink. If you receive this ink in a glass bottle, be careful when opening it to avoid spilling.
  • See this chart for a list of Noodler's inks and their special properties.

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This ink is great, although...
March 8, 2010
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This ink is great, although there are drawbacks.

Good: The color in both of my pens are nice, not too light. The ink flows much better in my Penmanship than the normal ink.
Bad: The ink sticked to the sink a little, but it came off easy enough.

This ink is very nice, the color is good, and the ink stood after I soaked it in water, ran it under water, then wiped it in Hydrogen Peroxide (3%) and Alcohol (70%) and let it sit for almost a week and it was there with only a little ink run off. (as compared to a few ballpoint pens and rollerball pens, the only ones that were better at indurance after that were the Uni-Ball rollerball pen. (the Ballpoint pens changed from black into yellow and blue and mostly disappeared)
It does what it promised,...
February 9, 2010
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It does what it promised, but there are so many terrible side effects!

Firstly, the ink is really smelly, but we can live with it.

It really does a number on your feeder system, and if you ever let the ink dry out in your pen, that pen is no longer usable...no washing out Warden Series!

The ink dries very quickly on your pen, so if in the middle of writing, you stop and think, you'll have to work hard to get the ink flowing again.

Worst of all, it destroyed the gold plating on the grip of my pen. I don't think permanence is worth the price of a destroyed pen. I've put it in one of my cheaper pens just for the sake of using the ink for now.