Ink Sac

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Ink Sac
Ink Sack.png


Wool dyes


0 (Data)




Yes (64)

Data value

dec: 351 hex: 15F bin: 101011111



Ink sacs are the darkest possible primary color dye.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Squids[edit | edit source]

See also: Squid farming

Ink sacs are obtained by killing squids. A single squid will drop between one and three ink sacs upon death.

Fishing[edit | edit source]

Ink sacs can be obtained as a “junk” item from fishing.

Natural generation[edit | edit source]

In the Pocket Edition, ink sacs can additionally be found in village blacksmith chests and stronghold chests.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Like all other dyes, ink sacs can be:

Crafting ingredient[edit | edit source]

Name Ingredients Crafting recipe Description

Dark Prismarine

Prismarine Shard +
Ink Sac

Black Stained Clay

Hardened Clay +
Ink Sac

Gray Dye

Ink Sac +
Bone Meal

Light Gray Dye

Ink Sac +
Bone Meal

Black Wool

White Wool +
Ink Sac

Black Stained Glass

Glass +
Ink Sac

Cocoa Beans

Rose Red +
Dandelion Yellow +
Ink Sac

Pocket Edition only

Book and Quill

Book +
Ink Sac +

Black Firework Star

Gunpowder +
Ink Sac +
Diamond or
Glowstone Dust or
Head or
Gold Nugget or
Feather or
Fire Charge

Up to eight dyes can be added.
Up to one of any head, a gold nugget, a feather, or a fire charge can be added.
Both the diamond and the glowstone dust can be added with any of the other ingredients.

Black Banner pattern

Ink Sac +

Black Banner image

Ink Sac +
Banner +
Vines or
Bricks or
Creeper Head or
Wither Skeleton Skull or
Oxeye Daisy or
Enchanted Golden Apple

Data values[edit | edit source]

Ink sacs have the ID name minecraft:dye.

DV Description

0 Ink Sac

1 Rose Red

2 Cactus Green

3 Cocoa Beans

4 Lapis Lazuli

5 Purple Dye

6 Cyan Dye

7 Light Gray Dye

8 Gray Dye

9 Pink Dye

10 Lime Dye

11 Dandelion Yellow

12 Light Blue Dye

13 Magenta Dye

14 Orange Dye

15 Bone Meal

Video[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

1.2 Added ink sacs.
Official release
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 be crafted with gunpowder to create a firework star.
1.6.1 13w19a Stained clay can now be crafted.
1.7.2 13w36a With the addition of new flowers, many secondary and tertiary dyes are now primary dyes.
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.
Pocket Edition Alpha
0.8.0 build 3 Ink sacs are now available in creative.
0.9.0 Ink sacs now generate in Village and stronghold chests.
0.11.0 build 1 Ink sacs can now be obtained from squid.
Ink sacs can now be obtained as a junk item from fishing.

Issues[edit | edit source]

Issues relating to “Ink Sac” are maintained on the issue tracker. Report issues there.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the statistics menu, the item name “Ink Sac” does not appear when the cursor is hovered over its image in the statistics page. This is due to it referring to all dyes combined.