For the variant dropped by Glow squids, see Glow Ink Sac.
See also: Squid farming
|Ink Sac||Stronghold||Storeroom chest||1–3||40%|
|Ink Sac||1 Iron
Wandering traders sometimes sell 3 ink sacs for an emerald.
In Bedrock Edition, ink sacs can be also used in banner patterns:
|Black Banner pattern||Ink Sac +
|Black Banner image||Ink Sac +
Creeper Head or
Wither Skeleton Skull or
Oxeye Daisy or
Enchanted Golden Apple
- Applied to sheep to dye their wool, which can then be sheared for 1–3 blocks of black wool.
- Applied to tamed wolves to dye their collars.
- Applied to tamed cats to dye their collars.
- Used to dye or stain wool, leather armor, beds, glass, terracotta and shulker boxes.
- Combined with gunpowder to make a firework star.
- Combined with a firework star to create a fade-to-color effect.
- Used to add patterns to banners.
- Used to dye shulkers in Bedrock and Education editions.
- Used to dye water contained in cauldrons in Bedrock and Education editions.
- Combined with sand and gravel to craft concrete powder.
- Combined with compounds to craft balloons or glow sticks in Bedrock and Education editions.
- Each type of dark prismarine can be crafted using varying amounts of 8 prismarine shards.
Ink sacs can be applied to signs to revert glowing text back to default.
|Sound||Subtitles||Source||Description||Resource location||Translation key||Volume||Pitch||Attenuation|
|Ink Sac splotches||Blocks||Using ink sac on the block||?||?||?|
|Name||Resource location||Form||Translation key|
|Name||Resource location||Alias ID (BE)||Numeric ID||Form||Translation key|
- Note: Ink sacs can no longer be used as a dye in Java Edition.
|Java Edition Beta|
|1.2||Added ink sacks, together with all other dyes.|
|1.2_02||"Ink Sack" has been renamed to "Ink Sac".|
|1.3.1||12w17a||Ink sacs are now used to craft book and quills.|
|1.4.2||12w34a||Added the ability to dye leather armor and wolf collars.|
|1.4.6||12w49a||Ink sacs can now be crafted with gunpowder to create a firework star.|
|1.6.1||13w19a||Stained clay can now be crafted.|
|1.7.2||13w41a||Stained glass can now be crafted.|
|1.8||14w25a||Ink sacs are now used to craft dark prismarine.|
|14w30a||Added banners, which can be dyed with ink sacs.|
|1.11||16w39a||Ink sacs can now be used to dye shulker boxes.|
|1.12||17w06a||Ink sacs are now used to craft black concrete powder.|
|17w15a||Ink sacs can now be used to dye beds.|
|1.13||17w47a||The different data values for the |
|Prior to The Flattening, this item's numeral ID was 351.|
|1.14||18w43a||Ink sacs can now be used to craft black dye.|
|Ink sacs can no longer be used as a dye.|
|The texture of ink sacs has been changed.|
|19w11a||Librarian villagers now buy ink sacs.|
|1.15||Pre-release 1||Ink sacs are no longer used to craft dark prismarine.|
|1.17||21w03a||Ink sacs can now be used to remove the text's glowing effect of a sign.|
|Pocket Edition Alpha|
|v0.3.0||Ink sacs have been implemented.|
|Ink sacs are currently unobtainable.|
|v0.8.0||build 2||Ink sacs can now be used to craft cocoa beans.|
|build 3||Ink sacs are now available in creative.|
|v0.9.0||build 1||Ink sacs now generate in village and stronghold chests.|
|v0.11.0||build 1||Ink sacs can now be obtained from squid.|
|Ink sacs can now be obtained as a junk item from fishing.|
|v0.14.0||build 1||Ink sacs now can now be used to dye water in cauldrons.|
|v0.16.0||build 1||Ink sacs are no longer used to craft cocoa beans.|
|Ink sacs can now be used to craft dark prismarine.|
|1.0.0||alpha 0.17.0.1||Ink sacs can now be used to dye shulkers.|
|1.1.0||alpha 220.127.116.11||Ink sacs are now used to re-dye beds.|
|Ink sacs can now be used to dye shulker boxes.|
|1.2.0||beta 18.104.22.168||Ink sacs can now be used to craft book and quills.|
|Added banners, which can be dyed with ink sacs.|
|Ink sacs can now be crafted with gunpowder to create firework stars.|
|Ink sacs can now be used to craft black concrete powder.|
|Stained glass can now be crafted.|
|1.4.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Ink sacs can now be crafted from iron, sulfur, and 4 oxygen in the compound creators.|
|Ink sacs can now be used to craft balloons and glow sticks.|
|1.8.0||beta 126.96.36.199||Ink sacs can now be used to craft black dye.|
|1.10.0||beta 188.8.131.52||Ink sacs can now be bought from wandering traders.|
|The texture of ink sacs has been changed.|
|1.11.0||beta 184.108.40.206||Ink sacs can now be sold to librarian villagers.|
|1.16.100||beta 220.127.116.11||The ID of ink sacs has been changed from |
|1.16.210||beta 18.104.22.168||Ink sacs can now be used to revert glowing text on signs to normal.|
|Legacy Console Edition|
|TU1||CU1||1.00||Patch 1||1.0.1||Added ink sacs.|
|1.90||The texture of ink sacs has been changed.|
|New Nintendo 3DS Edition|
|0.1.0||Added ink sacs.|