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#1 mhphoto

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:29

Here are all the Noodler's blues I have access to, and I was kind of surprised by the results for a few of them. I can't promise the colors are accurate, but the test is. Soaking time was about 3-4 minutes.

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#2 Frank C

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 02:37

Thanks. I always like ink comparisons. there are so many beautiful colors out there it is hard to choose.
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:24

As an owner of about half of those blues and considering adding a few others, your comparison is much appreciated!
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 17:47

Great review and nice to see what happens to some of the inks that I'll never own, due to supply difficulties and costs.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:04

What happened to Starey Night after the rinse?
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#6 mhphoto

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 01:13

What happened to Starey Night after the rinse?


Do you mean why is it reddish? I'm guessing it's just the red component of the ink that's waterproof.

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 18:07


What happened to Starey Night after the rinse?

Do you mean why is it reddish? I'm guessing it's just the red component of the ink that's waterproof.

That's the same thing I noted in my recent ink test that included 15 iron gall offerings.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 03:44

Wow, thank you! I had expected Midway to hold up better. I've found that Midway holds up nicely in fade tests and survives coffee spills. It looks like Midway will not survive the flood.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:38

Oooooo thanks for posting this, I love seeing how 54th Massachusetts compares to the other Noodler's blues, it's definitely on my watch list for Blue/Blacks. I also think it's amusing how completely ludicrous BSB looks in that lineup, sheesh!

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 14:18

Thanks for an excellent comparison. I've always been impressed with how truly "bulletproof" Legal Lapis is - nothing seems to change its appearance.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:48

Sometimes, I just look at this thread so I can see how cool BSB is.
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Posted 11 January 2013 - 17:28

Interesting and useful review. Thanks :rolleyes: