This month’s Ink Drop has been a torturous wait for some of you, and absolute joy for others. We sent out inks to over 300 people labeled anonymously, so you could all test them without brand bias for the chance to guess the colors and win free ink 🙂

We’ve kept you waiting long enough! Without further ado:



Easter Egg #1:  J. Herbin Éclat de Saphir

Easter Egg #2:  Diamine Marine

Easter Egg #3:  Diamine Majestic Purple

Easter Egg #4:  Noodler’s Navajo Turquoise

Easter Egg #5:  Noodler’s Black Swan in English Roses

Contest Winners

We had a contest for members to guess the colors for a chance to win free ink. Everyone who correctly guessed each color was put into a random drawing for that color, with one winner selected to win a full bottle. And now, to announce those winners…

#1 J. Herbin Éclat de Saphir: ru32day

#2 Diamine Marine: Freddy

#3 Diamine Majestic Purple: Karen Langlie

#4 Noodler’s Navajo Turquoise: Emily F.

#5 Noodler’s Black Swan in English Roses: Nachodelamancha

Congratulations to all our winners! We’ll be reaching out to you by email over the next day or two.

Contest Guesses

Many of you have been curious to know not just what the real colors are, but what everyone else guessed they were! Here is the percentage of those that guessed each color correctly:

#1 J. Herbin Éclat de Saphir: 10.4%
#2 Diamine Marine: 12.8%
#3 Diamine Majestic Purple: 14.9%
#4 Noodler’s Navajo Turquoise: 16.7%
#5 Noodler’s Black Swan in English Roses: 18.6%

What was interesting is that the actual colors weren’t the most popularly selected colors for 3 of the inks! #1 Éclat was thought to be Noodler’s Periwinkle, #2 Marine was thought to be Caran d’Ache Caribbean Sea (they are REALLY close colors), and #3 Majestic Purple was thought to be Diamine Imperial Purple. #4 Navajo Turquoise was closely followed by Pelikan Edelstein Topaz, and #5 BSER was followed closely by Noodler’s Red-Black.

This was a really fun month, I hope you all enjoyed it. Next month we’ll be back to telling you what the inks are on the vials, so you won’t have to guess anymore 😉 We’ll be revealing May’s Ink Drop theme next week! Thanks again everyone for making Ink Drop such a fun even, please share your experiences in the comments!