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Noodler's Dark Matter—A Handwritten Review

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#1 mhphoto

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 18:53

Here's a highly recommended ink with an AWESOME back story. If you like black inks with subtle undertones (green in this case), this is definitely one to try. Heck, I think it's worth a try just based on how it came about. 

 

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Posted 13 April 2015 - 19:35

Meh.

 

This review is so much better than the ink itself.



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Posted 14 April 2015 - 11:42

Nice review. Nice ink. One of my favourite blacks. Very subtle let alone none of the "blackest blacks".

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 02:17

I'd buy it just for the name



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Posted 16 April 2015 - 14:54

Tried it, liked it, but it dried out and turned the couple of pens I used it in (sorry, can't remember which) into hard starters.

 

Des anyone have a fix?



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 01:50

Tried it, liked it, but it dried out and turned the couple of pens I used it in (sorry, can't remember which) into hard starters.

 

Des anyone have a fix?

 

Depending on the pen type a nice soak in a diluted (1:10) ammonia solution. Try flushing it repeatedly first, if that doesn't work then try leaving it in the pen (as you would ink) for about 15-30 minutes. 


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Posted 18 April 2015 - 11:39

 

Depending on the pen type a nice soak in a diluted (1:10) ammonia solution. Try flushing it repeatedly first, if that doesn't work then try leaving it in the pen (as you would ink) for about 15-30 minutes. 

 

Sorry - my bad explanation. The pens are cleaned out - but I'd like to use the ink if somebody can help me reduce the clogging which it seems to cause. Has anybody had the same problem? Would diluting it help?



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Posted 24 April 2015 - 20:10

Nice review. It's become one of my favorite inks, and it now alternates with Zhivago as my go-to black ink. DM walks a fine line; it has the character of a gray but the presence of a true black. 



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Posted 25 April 2015 - 00:15

Nice review. Kindv a coincidence for me: A local and fairly new-to-fountain-pens pen nerd recently asked me about black inks. I said I could give him samples of Noodler's Black and Platinum Carbon Black (I haven't even looked for those inks here, in Poland). I didn't think I had any more black inks, but lo! I had kept my bottle of Dark Matter, and just today I gave him samples of these three inks, plus Ellis Island and Zhivago. All I could remember about Dark Matter was that it was based on vintage black ink, and he said, "So... black ink." I'll send him a link to your review. Cool!


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