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Nemosine Blue Snowball Nebula Twinkle

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#1 poorplanning


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 20:29

I ordered a sample of Nemosine's new Blue Snowball Nebula Twinkle from Goulet to try out.  My first impression was that there is a scary amount of glitter in even the small sample vial.  I wouldn't put it into a pen I was scared to dismantle for cleaning. Unfortunately, the picture doesn't show it well.


Sticking with the brand, I loaded it up in a Nemosine Singularity with an 0.8mm stub and made it a part of my daily carry kit for several days.  The ink is sparkly.  Even on cheap paper, if you look at it right, it shows up.  Carrying my pen nib up resulted in a visible ring of glitter around the piston.  I recommend agitating the ink before you write (with due care, of course).


Surprisingly, the feed didn't seem to suffer at all.  I disassembled the pen after a good flush and didn't notice any particulates, and there was no hard start or skipping with this ink.


This ink has minimal water resistance, and seems to do best on paper that doesn't quickly absorb it (for the sparkly effect, you want the sparkles to stay on top of the paper).  On normal paper, it dries well.  It's not the smoothest ink, which I attribute to the glitter.



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Posted 22 July 2017 - 20:40

It is too bad the the sprinkles don't really show up on my computer screen.  It looks like an ordinary blue-black that's not terribly interesting, but I think that just must be my screen.  Certainly the name of the ink suggests that it is different and interesting.


Thanks for the review!



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#3 poorplanning


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 21:33

Unfortunately, it's not the best picture.  The ink actually comes out more of a blue-grey, and looks very nice.

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 21:49

Thank you for the review!

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 22:17

Thanks for the review.

in a bit of synchronicity, I just bought a bottle of this a couple of hours ago at Birmingham Pens in Pittsburgh.  It's an interesting ink -- goes down a very dark indigo purple (think Noodler's Kung Te Cheng) but dries a much lighter grayish blue, with a bit of red sheen to go with the silvery-blue particles.

Supposedly the dust particles are much smaller than with that in brands, so there isn't supposed to be a lot of issues with clogging, and I was told that the particles also stay in suspension longer.  

Other than dip testing the ink in the store, I haven't had a chance to try it yet.  But it's definitely different.

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 08:39

I've had it in a singularity 0.6 stub for a week and a half now, no stoppage problems whatsoever. The ink is a dark blue/black that also has some dramatic red sheen on a wet nib.


Shimmer pooling isn't as dramatic as it is in the J. herbin 1670's or diamine shimmertastics. I haven't opened my coalsack nebula bottle yet though, I'll test those two together most likely.


I'll do a full review soon as I get through the entire collection.

Edited by Honeybadgers, 26 July 2017 - 08:50.

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 14:26

I bought this from Goulet pens as my 1st/2nd fountain pen ink. Not knowing fountain pens needed "taking care of". But I got scared by the amount of glitter, so after it settled out, I took the ink syringe and took the ink part out and added it to another portion of ink, making a 1:2 dilution where there was half the amount of glitter in it.
I thought, this would take care of the problem with it clogging up feed, I had no issues yet using it in the Noodler Charlie pen. What I was surprised with is that since I put twice as much "blue" ink into it, I thought the ink would be more blue than the original color. It isn't, it is now a silver glitter ink. It looks very nice too.
edit: if there is something I can do to add to the review, let me know... but I only have the single Charlie pen and this ink and Noodler's Heart of Darkness so... I can't make much of a comparison. No experience with anything else so I can't tell how it writes except that it isn't any different than Heart of Darkness to me.
here's a static example of it being silver

Edited by LiquidInk, 23 March 2018 - 23:55.

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 08:45

I’m glad you all had good luck with this ink. I only have a sample, and used it in my Singularity with 0.8mm stub nib. It wrote well the first time, then it didn’t. I rinsed the nib and dried it, and still did not write.

After cleaning the pen is fine. Some day that ink sample will get another try, since there are good reports here.

I got the coral Singularity recently, which inspired me to fill the two demonstrator Singularity pens. They were all filled from samples of Nemosine ink. I can’t say I’ve ever been especially drawn to blue black, but the Pleiades ink is a pleasing tone. I did buy a bottle of Alpha Centauri when I ordered the Coral version from the Nemosine website.
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