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Cayenne - Noodler's


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#1 visvamitra


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Posted 02 March 2016 - 21:01

Noodler's is one of the companies that don't need introductions. Nathan's Tardiff work is unimaginable. The guy must be a vampire who doesn't sleep and feeds on developing ideas: new inks, new pens.




Nooder's Cayenne displays a huge range of shade - from yellowish through brown around the deep orange base. The ink dries fairly quickly, between 20 and 30 seconds on Rhodia paper, it behaves well, and is well lubricated.







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Posted 02 March 2016 - 21:37

I like this one. Don't know that I will buy it, because I am not that much of an ink collector. But tempting.

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 22:09

Great shading, as you say. Reminiscent of Apache Sunset. Still, too staggering and voracious for me.



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Posted 03 March 2016 - 00:03

I quite liked this one but I think Habanero pips it to the post.

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 02:29

I've seen this ink in person, and I think it looks like blood. (I don't know about yours, but that's what mine looks like on tissues - complete with the lighter yellow shades of the plasma) Other inks that people nominate for their similarity to blood are simply too dark (e.g. Red dragon, Rouge Haematite 1670, Antietam, Oxblood), and approximate dried blood more than fresh blood.

All the morbidity and body-fluids aside, it's a beautiful shading ink, and I think your review showcased it well! Thank you!

PS: The splash, of course, isn't blood at all. But the writing samples, or simply the ink on the cap in the pictures, do look quite like fresh blood. Speak of Mr. Tardif being a "Vampire!"

His BERNing Red ink today, too, elicited quite a hearty laugh from me. Regardless of wether you like Bernie or hate Bernie, you 'gotta love Mr. Tardif's wit!

Edited by bioluminescentsquid, 03 March 2016 - 02:33.

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 13:55

Great review, thanks!

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 05:29

I love the color of the Cayenne with your pen.  (especially the zoom in part of the writing sample)  I tried it before several months ago, but the nib wasn't wet enough I guess.  After seeing this, I am going to try it again in a much wetter nib.  :)

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 20:31

Love this one.  Beautiful well behaved ink that has a great amount of shading.  I usually keep Cayenne, Habanero, Apache Sunset and Antietam in use.

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Posted 29 December 2016 - 21:55

For long time Cayenne was my favourite orange-red or rather red-orange. I used to use it for text corrections and editing quite a bit. This ink feels really spicy. Looks great on white and toned paper (I prefer). It has interesting 'oily' feel as few other Noodler's inks. The only problem I found for using it on daily basis was slowish drying time and the fact that even if it dries it was easy to smudge it accidentally (mostly on smooth paper like Midori). Other than that - amazing devilish colour. Wet looks very disturbing. I remember when I cleaned my pen working in the lab and I thrown away the tissue with residual stains...I was asked by safety officer later to not doing it again...they had serious concerns :)

Forbidden to use for marking student's exams too...red in general may upset 'adult' students....ehhh


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 23:23

WOW that is beautiful!

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 19:37

Beautiful colour and reviews. Thanks

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 06:49

Thank you for bringing this beautiful ink to our attention! I like it a lot, even the label is aesthetically pleasing to me.

Clumsy Penman: that orange-red writing is gorgeous, as is the ink swirl photograph.

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 08:28

I quite liked this one but I think Habanero pips it to the post.



Any possibility of a comparison pic?

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 16:50

This ink reminds me too much of ketchup, I'm afraid  :sick:

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 18:07

This ink reminds me too much of ketchup, I'm afraid  :sick:

It tastes different than ketchup.

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Posted 01 March 2019 - 22:16

Beautify colour and review. Thanks. Got me thinking now.

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