Hello, According to Ranger website, no, not the same. Jet Black reinker has product ID of ARR30799, while Black Soot has product ID of ARD51091. I think color values will also differ. Meaning Jet Black will be more intense and crisper than the Distress colors (Black Soot), when stamping. I have used Black Soot in the Distress line (non-permanent) and it does not give crisp images. But, that is the desired result of Distress products.