June 3, 2009
I've tested this ink on many different types of paper, from best paper in the
world [my opinion] Caran D'ache watercolor blocks to manga papers and bristol
paper from Strathmore and other companies, journals, cheap papers etc and I just
do not know how the manufacturer calls this bulletproof or waterproof ink as it
clearly it is not. In fact many of the cartiges that come with many fountain
pens have a more waterproof and smudge proof ink. Go figure.
Don't get me wrong, your writing or art will not simply dissapear [if that is
what they means--deceiving us] but this is the case with many other fountain pen
inks especially from japan and Germany--but will definitely get shadowing and
heavy smudging if you wet your finger and go acros your writing or art.
I will still use this ink, but just a warning to those seeking fountain pen ink
that behaves like India ink [which is waterproof, archival etc] but so far no FP
[unless you modify your FP and use at own risk] can be used with India ink. In
fact many of the Japanese brush pens [and German such as PITT brush pen which
uses real India ink] will give you a more waterproof drawing than this Noodler's
ink. I'm refering to drawing as some people like me use FP for drawing.
The bottle comes in a nicely designed shape, with some fish on it and it is
about 100 mL from what I can estimate. The manufacturer uses archaic measuring
system for some reason of 3 oz. But, that has nothing to do with ink's quality
just commenting on little details.
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