Due to severe delays and lack of ability to produce, Noodler's no longer accepts orders for custom large bottles. Sorry!
Nathan Tardif of Noodler's ink has always been willing to do custom oversized bottles of inks by request, you may or may not have seen some of them before. Noodler's regular bottles are 3 ounces, some come in 4.5 ounces, which is a LOT of pen ink! But if you think that's a lot, just think about how much 16 ounces, or even 32 ounces is! Nathan makes all of the Noodler's inks by hand, by himself, and he's easily the busiest man that I know. He likes making these large bottles, so he makes time for them. It usually takes several months for him to make the time to do them, so a few times a year we'll get a shipment of large bottles that'll come in...and this is the largest assortment of large bottles I've ever had at once! I thought it was definitely worth showing in a video.
One of the coolest things about these inks is that there is such a large amount of real estate for the ink label. Noodler's is known for having very unique custom labels (that Nathan does himself), and with the larger surface area on the big bottles, Nathan sometimes designs custom labels just for these big bottles (like Tiananmen, for example).
|Large Noodler's Ink Bottles, 16 and 32 ounces!|
Prices for these inks vary based on the specific ink color and need to be quoted, since the cost of the dye components for each Noodler's inks can vary quite a bit. In general, 16 ounce bottles will start at a cost of $50, 32 ounce bottles will start around $90, and Nathan's even talked about his willingness to do a gallon bottle which would start around $275 (I've never seen one of these though!). There is some economy of scale here so you will get a little better cost per ounce of ink, but that's not necessarily the reason to get one of these bottles. I think the cool/brag factor is probably the biggest reason :) If you're interested, shoot Sam (our Goulet special order master) an email. Whether or not you're interested in getting a huge bottle of ink yourself, I thought it would be neat just to show an impressive array of large ink bottles!