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#1 amberleadavis

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 22:05

Members - and little kids alike - love invisible inks and secret messages.  I have a huge fondness for Noodler's Ghost Blue.  After years of using different inks (I have now sampled more than a thousand unique inks), I was looking for my doodle with Noodler's Proctor's Ledge, so I had my notebook and a strong UV light.  Much to my surprise, I found a whole lot of inks fluoresce.  So, here is where we can show some pictures.

 

It doesn't matter if the ink was advertised as UV reactive ink - just show us what it is all about.  This thread is not for full blown reviews, just show us the ink under blacklight (or blue light, uv-a, ultraviolet light, filtered light, mercury vapor, LEDs ... you get the idea).

 

Here is the first sample, Vintage Sheaffer Permanent Red.  This ink was said to fluoresce AFTER someone tried to tamper with it.  The middle ghost is untampered and the side ghosts have water washes.

 

 

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 22:16

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 22:17

Now this one is strong enough to even shine through a sheet of TR paper.

 

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 22:18

Some bottles...

 

Noodler's

 

 

King Philip Requiem, Djinn and Lotus (Japan only)

 

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Okay, you expected it from the Catfish series:

 

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 22:20

Bungbox (Sailor)

 

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 22:20

Bet you didn't expect Montblanc to be in on it too...

 

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 22:28

From Irish Eyes and Zwack

zwack asked me to photograph and post "regular light" and "black light" photos of Blue Ghost and El Lawrence (aka "Sump Oil"), so here you go. 
 
In normal fluorescent lighting, the page in my book of ink swatches for Blue Ghost looks like this:
 
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Under black light, though, it looks like this:
 
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And the "Sump Oil Green", as I call El Lawrence, under fluorescent lighting, looks like this:
 
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Under black light it looks like this.  Although the photo was taken during day time, and the ink's fluorescence isn't as marked as it is with Blue Ghost and others, you can still see that it turns an attractive bright green:
 
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Posted 27 March 2018 - 23:10

Mercury vapor lights? They're special somehow? I have ancient mercury vapor lights at the new distillery. So my writings and distillery notes written with Noodler's Proctor's Ledge should look different?

 

Also I have to admit I can see some of the ink bottles glowing in the pictures but often can't tell what it is, especially in the Noodler's ones. I don't know every one of their inks by label.



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Posted 27 March 2018 - 23:29

When I was reading up on UV lights, the Mercury vapor lights may make the ink look different.  Can you let us know?

 

I'll try and ID the bottles in the coming days.


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Posted 27 March 2018 - 23:32

Mercury vapor lights? They're special somehow? I have ancient mercury vapor lights at the new distillery. So my writings and distillery notes written with Noodler's Proctor's Ledge should look different?

 

Also I have to admit I can see some of the ink bottles glowing in the pictures but often can't tell what it is, especially in the Noodler's ones. I don't know every one of their inks by label.

 

 

Blacklight sources may be specially designed ... mercury-vapor lamps 

 

So, maybe not your regular MV lights .... but hey, let us know.


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 00:52

Thanks for the info. According to the Wiki article the UV is filtered out otherwise people would get sunburn and possible eye damage from the UV rays. So my guess is these have the shielding, but apparently it's not 100%. So I'll try it out tomorrow and see.

 

Cool stuff though.



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Posted 28 March 2018 - 01:56

Members - and little kids alike - love invisible inks and secret messages.  I have a huge fondness for Noodler's Ghost Blue.  After years of using different inks (I have now sampled more than a thousand unique inks), I was looking for my doodle with Noodler's Proctor's Ledge, so I had my notebook and a strong UV light.  Much to my surprise, I found a whole lot of inks fluoresce.  So, here is where we can show some pictures.

 

It doesn't matter if the ink was advertised as UV reactive ink - just show us what it is all about.  This thread is not for full blown reviews, just show us the ink under blacklight (or blue light, uv-a, ultraviolet light, filtered light, mercury vapor, LEDs ... you get the idea).

 

Here is the first sample, Vintage Sheaffer Permanent Red.  This ink was said to fluoresce AFTER someone tried to tamper with it.  The middle ghost is untampered and the side ghosts have water washes.

 

 

2017-12-28_UV_05.jpeg

 

Sheaffer Skrip, with U-35, was advertised to be readable under ultra-violet light even after being washed away. In those days -- early '60s -- no one talked about an ink being flashy or flouresce-ing. Sheaffer did not talk about tampering.

 

Amber, didn't you test the "after-rinse" readability of U-35 Skrip? I looked at your photos, but couldn't tell if U-35 had passed or failed. What was your judgment?


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 23:23

 

Sheaffer Skrip, with U-35, was advertised to be readable under ultra-violet light even after being washed away. In those days -- early '60s -- no one talked about an ink being flashy or flouresce-ing. Sheaffer did not talk about tampering.

 

Amber, didn't you test the "after-rinse" readability of U-35 Skrip? I looked at your photos, but couldn't tell if U-35 had passed or failed. What was your judgment?

 

 

I can't find the dang links.  I think it is cool and it was somewhat readable.

 

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 23:35

On the old mercury vapor lights at work there must be some shielding as I don't get any special look to the Proctor's Ledge.



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Posted 29 March 2018 - 23:28

On the old mercury vapor lights at work there must be some shielding as I don't get any special look to the Proctor's Ledge.

 

 

That's probably better for your eyes.


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 23:36

Here is one the pages from my notebook.
 

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And here are parts under UV light. Check out the Pilot Erasable Disposable fountain pen - the U-Pen.

I didn't expect Diamine Bougainvillea to show.

De Atramentis Goat has a tad bit of show as does the Levenger Cardinal Red (which sheens like crazy). The Noodler's Park red and Platinum red also make showings as does FPN's VCV. Check out how Diamine Gerbera and Sunset both turn pinkish red.

 
 
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Posted 29 March 2018 - 23:45

The background on the left is Diamine Terracotta. The Rose is Akkerman #17 and the stem is Diamine Delemare.

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Everything looks different, but I wouldn't say it was really UV reactive like Ghost Blue, but something is going on.
The blue on the other side was three different blues that were washed.



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Posted 29 March 2018 - 23:46

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Check out how Vermillion even gets in on the action.

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 23:47

I never expected Aurora Blue to be part of the excitement.

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 00:15

And these are my pages of blues.

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