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Noodler's Blue Ghost

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#1 CharlieAndrews



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 20:02

Hello y'all!


I've been getting more and more into inks, and I've run across several that intrigue me, and several that I don't think I'll ever touch. One ink that piques my interest immensely is Noodler's Blue Ghost.


Has anyone tried Noodler's Blue Ghost? What have been your experiences with it?



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#2 LizEF



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 20:08

It's fabulous!  Can't see a thing!  I once wrote a note while at work, folded it up and took it home, intending to go into a dark room with a blacklight and photograph the note for posting on a forum.  By the time I got home, I'd forgotten all about the note.  A day or so later, I discover the folded up piece of paper.  I unfolded it, examined all sides, and couldn't for the life of me figure out why I'd brought home a sheet of the junk paper they stock at work.  So I threw it away.  That night, just as I was drifting off to sleep, I remembered what that paper was... ;)

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 22:04

I made the mistake of buying a large bottle of Blue Ghost -- completely forgetting that I already had a 3 oz. bottle of it.  

I use it for my password notebook.  (Now if I could just remember what I did with the UV flashlight....  :headsmack:)

Although there was a thread where someone said that the ink isn't permanent.

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#4 graystranger


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 01:27

I've used Blue Ghost since I first discovered it in 2012 I think. Just be sure that you don't press too hard with your nib or you will leave an impression of your writing on the paper. I keep a couple of Platinum Preppies filled, one is a fountain pen the other is a felt tip marking pen. Here are a couple of my photos writing on brown paper, the first in regular light, the second under UV light:


Regular Light.jpg


Under UV.jpg


By the way, Blue Ghost is one of Noodler's bulletproof inks, it chemically bonds with cellulose fibers and cannot be removed from the paper without destroying the paper - totally water proof, solvent proof, bleach proof.

Edited by graystranger, 27 October 2017 - 01:29.

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#5 DaveBj


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 15:29

I've had a couple of samples, but the last one was lost with the failure of a pen modification that I was trying.  I'm going to get a full bottle in my next ink order, probably in December.


I keep a black light in my caddy, because I have one pen pal who leaves mysterious blank areas on her stationery.  Also, I like to use it in my journal for entries that I don't want anyone else to read.  It's usefulness for password lists has already been mentioned.


And the really cool thing is that when you get some on your fingers, nobody can tell :D

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 01:45

I've had a recommendation from another forum member to test-mix (in controlled conditions, preferably in a small sample tube) some Blue Ghost with a less-than-water-resistant ink to enhance water resistance without changing that ink's color.  I've not yet tried to do this, but I'll test it out with my favorite non-water-resistant inks at some point.

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#7 MathurinKerbouchard



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 10:46

Wow! I might have to get a bottle now. 

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 13:52

It pretty much works exactly as advertised. 

Aside from the novelty uses, about the only use real-world use cases would be a secret diary (seriously?) or a password log.

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 19:30

I use it quite extensively. I'm on bottle number 3.

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 23:20

Does anyone use it in what you would consider a wet writer? Is the ink still invisible? 

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