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I am a teacher and I...
October 25, 2010
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I am a teacher and I write alot. I am getting ready to order my second bottle, and have enjoyed this ink very much. When I first bought it I could hardley wait to use it in my pilot Grance fine point. To my disappointment it would hardley write. This was not the end. It had to work! It had to work with this pen because I waited a long time to get it. I wanted a color that was unusual but would not be so loud. A color that was mysterious, could be highlighted, that would dry quickly, that had a air of suffistication and antiquity. This was the Ink!
I call the distributor and explain my situation and his solution has given my story a "happily ever after" ending. He said that I could use {distiled water} and dilute it 1:2 or 1:3 depending on my preference. This would not affect the special qualities of this ink. I did so mixing a small amount at a time in a small inkwell with a lid that allows me to shake it and then let the buble out. Eureka!!! I have used only this color and it has lasted twice as long. I am happy. Try it with just a small amount. Just make sure that it is distilled water inorder to preserve the ph and qualities of the ink. ENJOY!
I purchased this ink...
August 13, 2010
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I purchased this ink and could not wait to receive it. I tried it in the F-Spirit pen I ordered and it did not do well so I took it out and tried it in the Otho pen I also ordered from Jet and it writes beautiful. I love Noodler's inks and can't wait to try other colors.
The ink is a beautiful...
December 31, 2009
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The ink is a beautiful color with varying tones but it didn't flow so great in my Lamy Al-Star. :(
i was really looking...
December 14, 2009
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i was really looking forward to this ink. but it sucks in my lamy pen. its scratchy and doesnt flow continuously. my lamy doesnt write the same anymore. even after cleaning it out and filling it with my usual noodler's blue black.

i would consider getting a pen that works well with this but until then it'll remain stored away.
I had very high expectations...
December 3, 2009
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I had very high expectations for this ink because I loved the idea behind it. I was also looking for a taupe colored ink that was dark enough to be easily read. I was very excited to receive it in the mail. I love ordering from Jet Pens because I never have to wait longer than afew days for anything.
The color is ok. It is fun to watch it turn from a purplish brown to a more muted gray brown, but the consistency makes it hard to use. In my Kaweco Dia it starts and stops. Finally I tried it in my Parker Frontier and found it to be mostly usable but NOT smooth, sort of scratchy but thick. This later formulation behaves more like a water based paint than I would like. I am still looking for the perfect pen for it.
Wow...is all I can really...
September 19, 2009
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Wow...is all I can really say. When I got this bottle, I didn't know what to expect. As usual, the Noodler's fellows fill the bottle to the TOP, so when I popped it open, I knew to have it setting stably on the table.

I used a Pilot Prera Extra Fine with a CON-50 converter to suck up the ink. It appeared brownish and when I wiped some excess with a towel, it stained reddish brown. However, writing with it produces a rusted aubergine purple that is entrancing, even with a fine tip like the Prera. It seems to flow well and didn't bleed at all through the copy paper (20lb) I tested it on. The ink rinses off plastic, glass and steel, but will stain fingers for quite awhile, so be careful!

The only performance issues I am having are with bubbles in the converter (not the ink's fault) and with some dry tip/need to start the pen a little after not using it for awhile. Both of these issues are not so bad.

The best part is when I bleached the paper and the lettering turned crimson red!

This ink is COOOOOOOOOOL. A MUST buy!
My husband is a published...
August 18, 2009
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My husband is a published amateur historian, and I've recently introduced him to fountain pens. When I asked him for his favorite color ink - in other words, what would he most like to see himself write with - he responded "a brown black ink, something very historical looking, like an antique letter." Well, I thought I had my work cut out for me... then a few days later, I found Whaleman's Sepia on JetPens.com! THANKS JetPens and Noodler's! This ink is gorgeous, and it does indeed look very historical on white or cream paper. It's my husband's favorite ink!
This is a fun ink to...
April 5, 2009
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This is a fun ink to wright with and has a very unique look. Wrights very smooth. I ordered this ink on a friday and it was in my mailbox on saturday!!! Enjoyed reading the history also, thanks jetpen.
This ink is absolutely...
March 20, 2009
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This ink is absolutely gorgeous! As I described it to a friend, it appears brown, rinses off red, and stains purple. Yes, stains. As a warning to anybody buying a bottle of Noodler's Ink, they fill the bottles to the brim. It was fine until I put the cap back on, but there was ink in the threads so when I picked it back up, it was under the rim of the cap and got all over my hand. My mistake mostly. In any case, I've tried it with a couple of different pens and seems to work just fine with all of them. I recommend this!
I thought your historical...
March 12, 2009
I thought your historical information was very interesting. I also read the information on Royal ink. Things I would never have thought to wonder about, but very much enjoyed learning.
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