OK, this ink may well be a bit controversial. The label alone probably violates the FPN discussion guidelines, so I know I'll be treading on thin ice. Hopefully the moderators will allow a little leeway here, as I'm mostly discussing the ink. I hope you appreciate the tongue-in-cheek commentary. Now where is my little red star and Mao jacket?
I personally find the label very funny. I found a very nice image from the PenChalet web site. I acted as a good anarchist and simply liberated it from a capitalist exploiter. So for all to see, who weren't able to get a bottle, here it is showing Great Leader Comrade Sanders vanquishing the Evil Capitalists and sending them to Hell.
I'm not sure of the reference "Bernacke did not bern the dollars fast enough?" since Janet Yellen has been Chair of the Federal Reserve since February 3, 2014. There is a YouTube video where Mr. Tardiff discusses the ink, but I just don't have that much patience. So to the ink, Comrade Brothers and Sisters!
I used the usual papers MvL=Mohawk via Linen, Hij=Hammermill 28 lb inkjet, TR=Tomoe River.
The ink is advertised as fast-drying so it can be used by lefties. I presume this means left-handed people, but the pun is probably intended. On the Hammermill paper, the ink did indeed dry very fast, just over one second. Fast. But on the Mohawk paper, it had a very normal drying time of about 10 seconds. And on the Hammermill paper there was some show-through and bleed-through even with normal writing. The Mohawk and Tomoe River papers did not exhibit this property.
So it seems like there might be a bit of a tradeoff with this ink between its dry-time and paper handling.
Initially I really disliked the look of this ink, it seemed too bright, too searing. But now that I look at the reviews, they seem fine. After all, red is my least favorite color. I personally like the look on the Mohawk and Tomoe River papers over the Hammermill inkjet paper, which seems lifeless to me. It looks fine in the photo, but it's less wonderful in person.
The ink is very water-resistant. It would be great for corrections and mark-up.
Now if you think that you will like this ink, I must give you the ultimate disappointment: this ink is unobtanium. It is totally, totally sold out. Hopefully, when Great Leader, Sun of the People, Comrade Sanders becomes President of the People's Republic of America, Mr. Tardiff can be gently persuaded to bring this ink back into production.