Glow Ink Sac

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This article describes content that may be included in Java Edition and Bedrock Edition. 
This content has appeared in Java Edition 1.17 and Bedrock Edition 1.17.0 development versions, but the full update containing it has not been released yet.
Glow Ink Sac
Glow Ink Sac JE1 BE1.png
Rarity color





Yes (64)

A glow ink sac is an item dropped by a glow squid upon death. Unlike regular ink sacs, it can be added to signs to make glowing text, and can be used to craft glow item frames.


Mob loot[edit]

Glow squids drop 1–3 glow ink sacs upon death. The maximum amount is increased by 1 per level of Looting, for a maximum of 1–6 with Looting III.


Crafting ingredient[edit]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description
Glow Item Frame Glow Ink Sac +
Item Frame

[upcoming: JE 1.17 & BE 1.17.0]


An oak sign with a glow ink sac used on it.

Glow ink sacs can be used on signs to make their text brighter in low light levels. Normal ink sacs can be applied to revert glowing text back to default.


SoundSubtitleSourceDescriptionNamespaced IDTranslation keyVolumePitchAttenuation
Glow Ink Sac splotchesBlocksUsing glow ink sac on a signitem.glow_ink_sac.usesubtitles.item.glow_ink_sac.use???

Data values[edit]


Java Edition:

NameNamespaced IDFormTranslation key
Glow Ink Sacglow_ink_sacItemitem.minecraft.glow_ink_sac

Bedrock Edition:

NameNamespaced IDNumeric ID FormTranslation key
Glow Ink Sacglow_ink_sac?


Upcoming Java Edition
1.1721w03aGlow Ink Sac JE1 BE1.png Added glow ink sacs.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.210beta Ink Sac JE1 BE1.png Added glow ink sacs.
beta Ink Sacs have been removed temporarily.
1.16.220beta Ink Sac JE1 BE1.png Re-added glow ink sacs.
releaseGlow ink sacs have been made inaccessible in the full release.
Upcoming Bedrock Edition
1.17.0beta Ink Sacs are no longer available only through Experimental Gameplay.


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