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Noodler's Squeteague - Ink Review


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I have used Noodler's Squetegue periodically. It is dark enough to stand in for blue or black when I'm bored with the traditional colors. The ink is very well behaved for general writing.

On my monitor, the samples in Jakob's review look almost aqua. I find the Squetegue is more typically darker and ambiguous in color than this. The darker shaded portions from this sample are closer to the lighter shades in my use. Then again, I do favor wet nibs.

With Squetegue, one looks at it and it appears dark blue but somehow "off." Then in different light it has more of a grayish deep water color. Tilt the paper and there's clearly a greenishness to it. Some ink colors have a moodiness to them. This is one of them.

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"Moodiness"

 

I like that. It really does fit Squeteague. I have it in a Lamy Studio with a 1:1 stub right now and I would agree that it is darker and less blue than the scans by a little bit, not a lot. The horizontal, concentrated scribbles are really close.

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Thanks! Great review. I will definitely have to add this ink to my line-up.

 

You're very welcome, Sailor Kenshin! ^^

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This ink is quite interesting. The colour is kinda like Noodler's turquoise. But the colouring at the back looks like Noodler's green marine.

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Thank you for the review. This ink is really pretty in use, and for a dark ink it shades (as your review shows). I never realized that drops would look green on the reverse side - an interesting side effect. I'll check it out again.

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In all of my pens whether flex stubs f, m, b out looks a nearly dead ringer for Diamine Teal

 

Huh? I'm having trouble parsing this sentence. Punctuation, man! :)

 

 

Thank you for the review. This ink is really pretty in use, and for a dark ink it shades (as your review shows). I never realized that drops would look green on the reverse side - an interesting side effect. I'll check it out again.

 

You're very welcome, Amber! I thought that green on the back was interesting too, so I felt compelled to scan and share it too. :)

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Oops read sorry. IT looks like a dead ringer for Diamine Teal. Great ink great color

 

Thanks for the clarification! It makes sense now. :) From what I've seen online, they do look pretty similar. Noodler's Squeteague is definitely a teal.

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I had a parker 21 inked with squeteague. It ran out today. I inked a shaeffer imperial with diamine twilight and the two were almost identical.

 

Weird in the review how the bubble letter color looks different than the color in "The quick brown fox [...]". When I write with squeteague it tends to look like the latter.

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I had a parker 21 inked with squeteague. It ran out today. I inked a shaeffer imperial with diamine twilight and the two were almost identical.

 

Weird in the review how the bubble letter color looks different than the color in "The quick brown fox [...]". When I write with squeteague it tends to look like the latter.

 

Can you do a scan? That would be a nifty comparison.

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Just placed an order for Squeateague..not because of this review, but I'm glad to see the writing samples posted. Thank you!

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I love teals and this is a lovely one. Thanks for the review!

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thank you for the very beautiful sample of how squeteague is on paper. I love this ink. And you have done a good work showing it. Also love the comment about how moody this color is. Indeed.

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