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Are Noodler's Inks Safe And Good?

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#61 Freddy

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 20:19

 

Hello, it's a 1994 Matte Navy Parker Rialto and Parker Quink Solv-x Black. I found some pics from the web.

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I dedicated some Platinum Preppys to iron gall and shimmering inks so I won't worry about it too much haha. I leave Scabiosa in my pen sometimes but I don't see any staining at all (yet).

 

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Re** Noodler's Black ink / Fountain Pen Friendly/Thick paper......*(so that the ink rest on top of the paper)* Your  pen is probably very dry {smileyfacetimethingie}**

 

Usin' a very wet 2284 nib and different papers..such as but not limited to HP 20/92 Clairefontaine Rhodia  G. Lalo  Field Notes...et al.

 

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Posted 30 September 2018 - 22:11

Not knocking Noodlers Black, but if it doesn't work for you, Pelikan 4001 Black has been a decent alternative in my experience. It's a bit drier and still has a decent amount of resistance to water. I find it rather easy to clean out of my pens too.

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Posted 01 October 2018 - 00:47

I'm not a huge fan of Noodler's Black -- I prefer Heart of Darkness, because it dries a bit faster, and is pretty water resistant (more so than 4001 Black -- although that's got more water resistance than one might expect.

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 19:25

Hello everyone today I get two bottles of ink noodler's, the black and the blue-black today I just tried the blue-black and it's a wonder it's wet and has a good behavior in my lamy 2000 has a beautiful and deep color.

I tried it on cheap paper and Rhodia having good results on both.
I even read in some reviews that noodler's smear on rhodia even after being dry, but with my noodler's blue-black that did not happen.
I think the next week I will try the black ink because at the moment the blue-black ink has fascinated me by that mysterious color.


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 17:02

 

Hello everyone today I get two bottles of ink noodler's, the black and the blue-black today I just tried the blue-black and it's a wonder it's wet and has a good behavior in my lamy 2000 has a beautiful and deep color.

I tried it on cheap paper and Rhodia having good results on both.
I even read in some reviews that noodler's smear on rhodia even after being dry, but with my noodler's blue-black that did not happen.
I think the next week I will try the black ink because at the moment the blue-black ink has fascinated me by that mysterious color.

 

 

Definitely worth trying out samples so you can try a bunch out inexpensively.  A lot might surprise you.

 

...at least 1/2 of my preferred inks  were ones I wouldn't have purchased bottles of and at least 3/4 of the inks I expected to love ended up being ones that i didn't like or didn't work well for me



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Posted 22 October 2018 - 19:29

My experience with the ink has been that the quality control is sadly unacceptable. Ink colors will not match, bottle-to-bottle. Ink properties will vary, bottle to bottle. Even things like the smell of the ink won't be consistent. And these indicate that safety problems for my pens would be more likely.

 

This makes it a no-go ink for me until the owner gets off his high horse and starts paying some people to handle some of the work so he can get on top of producing a consistent product. He has a lot of great ideas and creativity with what ink is capable of, but not being able to count on an ink to be what you expect of it, bottle to bottle, is unacceptable to me as a buyer.

 

But that's my experience. Other people may be okay with these things.


Edited by Aquaria, 22 October 2018 - 19:30.


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Posted 23 October 2018 - 14:11

I guess I never notice when the colors don't match.  I never get through one bottle.  And swatches on my monitor are never completely exact with what I see in real life due to paper differences, nib choice, etc.

 

The inks are just fun for me!



#68 Lloyd

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 17:21

This is like asking "Are mushrooms safe to eat?"  There's such a wide range of Noodlers inks, from almost too gentle (and dull) to very finicky (but often worth it for some specific trait).


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Posted 23 October 2018 - 17:52

I guess I never notice when the colors don't match.  I never get through one bottle.  And swatches on my monitor are never completely exact with what I see in real life due to paper differences, nib choice, etc.
 
The inks are just fun for me!


I noticed quite clearly when I received samples, and then had an entirely different color show up in the bottle. I avoid Noodlers now.

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 18:03

This is like asking "Are mushrooms safe to eat?"  There's such a wide range of Noodlers inks, from almost too gentle (and dull) to very finicky (but often worth it for some specific trait).

 

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 20:04

This is like asking "Are mushrooms safe to eat?"  There's such a wide range of Noodlers inks, from almost too gentle (and dull) to very finicky (but often worth it for some specific trait).

 

Nice description.

 

I have to say the Noodler's Purple People Eater is a WONDERFUL and safe ink.  And Navajo Turquoise is FAB.  Both are very safe and not dull.  BSB is amazing and NOT safe.


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Posted 24 October 2018 - 21:15

Nice description.
 
I have to say the Noodler's Purple People Eater is a WONDERFUL and safe ink.  And Navajo Turquoise is FAB.  Both are very safe and not dull.  BSB is amazing and NOT safe.


Wait a minute:

Noodlers actually has a color with an official name of “Purple People Eater” and I’ve not heard of this???!!!

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 21:32

No, it's just "Purple" but I think it would sell better if he renamed it.  

 

http://www.fountainp...e people eater"


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Posted 24 October 2018 - 23:25

Is a Purple People Eater purple or is it an eater of purple people?

 

I suppose you are what you eat....


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Posted 25 October 2018 - 00:48

No, it's just "Purple" but I think it would sell better if he renamed it.  

 

http://www.fountainp...e people eater"

Damn.

 

That would have been a really cool label.



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Posted 25 October 2018 - 00:52

No, it's just "Purple" but I think it would sell better if he renamed it.  

 

http://www.fountainp...e people eater"

 

:lticaptd:

Even my husband thought that was funny.  And he's not an FP guy at all (although I keep trying to coax him over to the dark side...).

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 21:08

This is like asking "Are mushrooms safe to eat?"  There's such a wide range of Noodlers inks, from almost too gentle (and dull) to very finicky (but often worth it for some specific trait).

Hummmm. One of the reasons I started using Private Reserve inks (besides having "my" color -- Blue Suede) is that they are water soluble inks that are "safe" for fountain pens. From what I have read many, if not all Noodler's inks are safe for fountain pens. IF Private Reserve goes belly up, I have found that all the ink colors I like can *almost*, if not perfectly, be matched by a Noodler's Ink. With the status of Private Reserve up in the air, while I have not Abandoned Ship... Yet... I have located my Life Preserver, and located where the Life Boats are. Noodler's is where I'll head if need be.



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Posted 29 October 2018 - 23:55

Hummmm. One of the reasons I started using Private Reserve inks (besides having "my" color -- Blue Suede) is that they are water soluble inks that are "safe" for fountain pens. From what I have read many, if not all Noodler's inks are safe for fountain pens. IF Private Reserve goes belly up, I have found that all the ink colors I like can *almost*, if not perfectly, be matched by a Noodler's Ink. With the status of Private Reserve up in the air, while I have not Abandoned Ship... Yet... I have located my Life Preserver, and located where the Life Boats are. Noodler's is where I'll head if need be.

 

This is correct.

 

I've actually already done what you are suggesting.  I had a bunch of PR inks I really liked but for several reasons, I switched to Noodlers - got the same colors.  Only keeping two PR inks: the original 2003 DC Supershow blue, although I have not used it in awhile, so that may go on the chopping block too, and Tanzanite, which is one of my favorite colors I have not been able to exactly replicate.



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 04:35

I love DC Super Show Blue and Tanzanite. I bought extras of them both when I found out Terry had passed away.


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Posted 30 October 2018 - 04:45

I love DC Super Show Blue and Tanzanite. I bought extras of them both when I found out Terry had passed away.


Ah, but which DC Supershow Blue? There’s, like, 5 different ones, aren’t there? I’ve only got the 03.





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