Noodlers Polar Purple Ink Bottle

Noodlers Polar Purple Ink Review and Giveaway!

Noodlers Polar Purple Ink is a new release for 2017 by Noodlers. This new ink falls in their “polar” series of inks, created specifically to avoid, fading and forgery. One key feature of the Polar inks is their resistance to freezing, hence the Polar name.

Since Noodlers Polar Purple Ink is forgery resistant it is invulnerable to lasers, alcohol and other forgery techniques. The Ink is also impervious to UV light, bleach resistant, fade resistant and is even freeze resistant. Polar Purple is also classified as “bulletproof” by Noodlers meaning it is extremely durable and waterproof, etc. The color of Noodlers Polar Purple Ink is a nice light lavender color, that is similar to Noodlers Tchaikovsky in its Russian series, with a few different characteristics.

Noodlers inks are made in the United States and immense in options, characteristics and colors. Because of the wide assortment of ink properties Noodlers produces, you can probably find exactly what you are looking for in an ink.

Continuing reading for a chance to win the bottle of Noodlers Polar Purple Ink we used for this review.

Noodlers Polar Purple Ink

Noodlers Polar Purple Ink

We noticed the following characteristics while testing Noodlers Polar Purple Ink that you may find helpful.

Testing Factors

For our review, we used a French made J. Herbin glass spiral dip pen on Rhodia dot pad paper. The dip pen has a tip that is similar to a fine fountain pen nib.

Bottle Sizes

Noodlers ink comes in a large capacity 3 oz. glass bottle, which is about 89 ml. Each bottle is filled to the brim, so be careful when opening. Noodlers inks, all come in a simple Noodlers cardboard box with a stamp of the ink color on the top. However, the labels on each color of Noodlers ink contain unique and interesting artwork depicting the ink’s name and color. Noodlers Polar Purple Ink is no different with an arctic scene of a polar bear, seal and penguins.


Noodlers Polar Purple Ink is a great value at only $12.50 for this US manufactured ink. This makes Noodlers ink on the value or economic ink price range, especially due to the size of the bottle.

Dry Time

Using the glass dip pen, we found a lighting fast dry time of less than 1 second, as we couldn’t get a smear using this ink in a normal fashion. This has been one of the fastest drying inks we have ever tested.

Bleed Through

During normal use, we found a very, very small amount of bleeding on Rhodia paper. However, during the cotton swab test, more bleeding was apparent especially with at the wettest portions of the test.


We perceived no feathering at all using Noodlers Polar Purple Ink, even during the water test.

Water Test

During our water test, where we run a soaking wet cotton swab over an ink sample that has dried for about 3 minutes, we found that Noodlers Polar Purple Ink is absolutely waterproof. There was no color smearing, no smudging, no feathering, etc.


We found that Noodlers Polar Purple Ink was pretty consistent in its coloring and did not experience much shading using this ink.

Conclusion about the Noodlers Polar Purple Ink

Fantastic ink that is absolutely waterproof, forgery resistant. The ink is also archival quality and is even freeze resistant. If you want to preserve what you write, Noodlers Polar Purple Ink is a wonderful choice. Nice soft color that is great for journals, letter writing and other documents that you would like to preserve. Noodlers Polar Purple Ink is a good value and you will not be disappointed. Happy writing!

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Andrew J Mulnix
6 years ago

I haven’t heard of this ink before. I like that the dry time was very fast!

Teresina Hone
6 years ago

I’m in love

Jingyi D.
6 years ago

Hmmm. Blurple?

6 years ago

I love purples and would love a fasterbdrying one! Right now my favorite ink is Siamine soft mint

Mark Junk
6 years ago

This looks like great ink!

6 years ago

Oooh! Pretty!

Amy R
6 years ago

It’s a great shade of blue and the extra qualities are cool!

Janine Russell
6 years ago

Thanks for the giveaway

Sara garcia
6 years ago

Thanks for another sweet giveaway!

Angelina Hernandez
6 years ago

Omg!!! The color has we can say I love purple inks… This is such a must have! Good luck to everyone!

Heidi Reid
6 years ago

Great shade of purple, think is the only color NOT in my stash! 🙂

Gilberto Aleman
6 years ago

Looks like an interesting ink.

6 years ago

Great giveaway! I love polar blue.

Toraaki Villalpando
6 years ago

Amazing! I’m longing for a purple ink.

Rachel L
6 years ago

This is an awesome color, and it’s great that it’s bulletproof! I just inked up a pen with J. Herbin 1798 Amethyste de l’Oural for the first time and I am absolutely in love with it! It’s defintely one of my favorites.

Oscar Carranza
6 years ago

I have used Diamine Billberry and Grape. This is a nice softer hue. A little too playful for me, but I love noodlers polar series!

6 years ago

This is a great shade of purple, and one of my favorite colors at the moment.

Alexis Morelos
6 years ago

Love the color, and as always noodler’s delivers with those ink properties

Carolyn Buschmeier
6 years ago

FINALLY, a fabulous purple with no fading and archival!!!❤

6 years ago

Wow a 1s drying time is crazy! I wonder how fast it’ll dry on Tomoe River..

Jared Linsly
6 years ago

The polar inks are particularly useful in the regions of serious winter ⛄️❄️

Ged Alangui
6 years ago

Bulletproof… that’s important!

Scott DiGello
6 years ago

The next ink I would like to see reviewed is KWZ Grapefruit

6 years ago

A very nice purple ink

Emily Trees
6 years ago

That is a beautiful purple!

Roberta Reifsnyder
6 years ago

Love the color and fast dry time!

Gini Cooper
6 years ago

How about a review of all inks that are absolutely waterproof. It would be nice to have a list all in one place.

Patrick Tinney
6 years ago

I love the polar series and the bullet proof inks.

Beth A. Fralix
6 years ago

Beautiful Colour!! Love any purple colours!! God Bless & Love You Bunches!!!

6 years ago

Love the color 🙂

Francisco Gomez
6 years ago

Noodler’s Polar Blue seems pretty purple to me, hopefully this is extra purple! The test looks a little blueish on my screen.

6 years ago

I will win it …

6 years ago

nice purple ink 🙂

Kenneth Clayton
6 years ago

I would like to see any of the bungubox inks reviewed

Don Gonzalez
6 years ago

I am tempted to add this to my collection of purple inks. My only concern is this – if the ink is resistant to alcohol, bleach and water – then how do you clean spills and ink on hands?