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#1 EdwardSouthgate

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 18:07

 Got three bottles of Red-Blac in the mail today . Haven't loaded a pen yet but I did try dipping with a completely clean pen and was very disapointed . It writes brown . No red , no black , no burgandy but brown and a rather average brown at that . Bad batch or par for the course for red-black ? This is my first time trying a noodlers ink and if this is any indication of what I can expect will probably be my last . Writing sample the seller posted was beautiful but this stuff looks nothing like what he posted . I am gonna try it in a clean pen with a fine nib and see if that is better if not I will probably get some noodlers red and try mixing it . Would appreciate any feedback from those who have used this ink . Thanks .

 

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 18:30

Firstly, make sure to shake the bottle well prior to opening it.  As I recall, this ink is a mix of a non-water resistant red ink and the Noodlers Bulletproof black ink.  Nothing more.


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 18:41

good advice, and please make sure the lid is on tight before shaking

 

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 18:42

Will try that but the bottle I opened wont likely shake worth a toot because it is full to near running over .I'll pour some in another bottle , shake it up and pour them back together and shake some more . Thanks for the input .

 

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 18:58

Now I'm on the edge of my seat!  This is like a season-ending cliff-hanger! ;)



#6 EdwardSouthgate

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 18:59

That did change it very slightly but not enough to suit me . Shows the dark cherry reddish brown I am after when you are rinsing the nib but not on paper . Dries super quick though . Might have to experiment with some of my red and black Quink to see what I can come up with on my own. I won an auction for six bottles of Quink in red so I have a lifetime supply of it and also have plenty of black . 

 

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 20:32

I had a bottle many years ago and it was as though black was added to red ink and I found it true to name. I have also found, and heard anecdotal evidence, there are variances between batches of Noodlers ink so o stopped using it. This was many years ago so may not be representing current production standards.

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 21:18

I had a bottle many years ago and it was as though black was added to red ink and I found it true to name. I have also found, and heard anecdotal evidence, there are variances between batches of Noodlers ink so o stopped using it. This was many years ago so may not be representing current production standards.

 

 

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Have heard the same and expected some variation but this shows no red or black tones at all only an average brown color . Guess I will learn a lesson and try samples before I buy next time . I guess the maker just mixes to a fixed formula and doesen't check the results before he bottles his product . This ink looks nothing like the writing sample used to show the color you could expect . I have tried 2 of the three bottles and both are the same . 



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Posted 30 November 2018 - 21:30

You may be soured by Noodler's, but their widowmaker is a very red-black to me.  It's more a very dark red, but I love it. 



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Posted 01 December 2018 - 02:16

My red-black darned near was brown, and kept me from buying a brown for years.  It got smudgy and I diluted it a good bit, and now it's a very well-behaved burgundy.  It's a workhorse ink for me, but not one I actually like.

 

I'll also agree that Widow Maker is a dark red.  I don't care much for those, but I can imagine that in desperation or stinginess I might add a drop or two of some black to 4ml or so of Widow Maker in a sample vial to see if that gets me something I like, or at least find more usable.



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Posted 01 December 2018 - 05:38

Maybe I should try a tad of distilled water in it ?  



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Posted 02 December 2018 - 03:14

Test small batches in a sample vial.  But yeah, I think that might help.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:11

I really love Red Black.  It works best with a wet pen and a little tiny bit of dilution (so yes dilute in a sample vial.)


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 02:31

My bottle a few years ago was mostly black.  It was hard to see the redness.  I came to like Montblanc Burgundy Red more.  Still pretty dark red.  One bottle I darkened to taste by adding Montblanc black in small increments.  I usually mix using the same maker's ink.


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 21:17

My bottle a few years ago was mostly black.  It was hard to see the redness.  I came to like Montblanc Burgundy Red more.  Still pretty dark red.  One bottle I darkened to taste by adding Montblanc black in small increments.  I usually mix using the same maker's ink.

 

Yup, something similar, I didn't have the patience to coax the right colour out of it.







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