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Noodler's Dragon's Napalm


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This is the first ever Noodler’s ink I tried. I got a sample as a part of Goulet Pen’s Ink Drop. It is hardly the most mainstream colour, but it turns out it is not as unusual as it seemed to me when I was making the hand-written notes below. When I was writing the notes, I used an artificial lighting and as I later found out the ink appears quite different on daylight. Under a typical incandescent or even fluorescent light, Dragon’s Napalm it appears almost pinkish. However, in daylight its colour is much closer to, in my opinion somewhat more universally usable, peach or light orange.

Dragon’s Napalm behaved well in my tests. There was almost no feathering at all and only a very small amount of bleed-through. The ink even shows some shading as can be seen from the high res pics. It’s rather unlikely I would use this ink on a daily basis as I find the colour to be a rather too bright and, as mentioned above, ‘too pink’ under artificial lighting. But in terms of key characteristics, reliability and ease of use there is very little to complain about. Plus, I really love the name!

  • Paper: Rhodia A4 notebook (90 gsm), tested also on 80 gsm Rhodia, Paperchase and Moleskine
  • Pen: Montblanc Boheme M nib
  • Water test: drops left on the paper for 1 minute

High res images are available on Flickr or on my blog.

 

 

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I thought the same thing. Just slightly too light!

 

If it were a tad darker I think I would love it.

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I'm surprised its so light on your paper, I am using it on Rhodia and every other paper I've used, its just a pure bright but deeply saturated orange. I don't find it light at all. The main problem with it is that it takes forever to dry. Between EF-B nibs, it all takes forever to dry(more than 15mins). So that's the main problem why I don't use it as much as I would like to.

Fountain pens are like weapons. They just make your pocket bleed so much.

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I'm surprised its so light on your paper, I am using it on Rhodia and every other paper I've used, its just a pure bright but deeply saturated orange. I don't find it light at all. The main problem with it is that it takes forever to dry. Between EF-B nibs, it all takes forever to dry(more than 15mins). So that's the main problem why I don't use it as much as I would like to.

 

I found it is one of those inks (like children) that behaves differently depending on who's around.

 

Check out pages of the FADE OLYMPICS 2013 sample numbers 139-144 which shows samples of DN on different papers.

 

 

Also, compare the two colors I have here:

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/2013-FADE/slides/2013-FADE_106.jpg

 

With the same two oranges in a zentangle:

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/2013-FADE/slides/2013-FADE_086.jpg

 

Sometimes, it looks pink to me - sometimes I think it has browns. I don't usually use it at work, because it is too light. Nevertheless, I love this ink.

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I'm surprised its so light on your paper, I am using it on Rhodia and every other paper I've used, its just a pure bright but deeply saturated orange. I don't find it light at all. The main problem with it is that it takes forever to dry. Between EF-B nibs, it all takes forever to dry(more than 15mins). So that's the main problem why I don't use it as much as I would like to.

 

That's interesting. On Rhodia and Paperchase paper I did not notice any prolonged drying times. It seems the characteristics of this ink may be quite sensitive to pen/paper combination.

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I guess what I mean is it is not really saturated enough for me. Here is a pic on rhodia dotpad. It actually looks more saturated / darker in the picture. Looks like a light pink under my office lights.

http://i.imgur.com/0xWBGBp.jpg?1

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Nice comparison. DN looks far more pink.

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Thanks for the comparison. Yes, DN does feel the most pink out of all those inks.

 

BTW: I need to get Apache Sunset - that ink looks amazing and the shading is just awesome! I wonder if there are any distributors in the UK...

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Indeed, it's an awesome ink. Highly recommend it!

May your ways be green and golden, and the wind be at your back.

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Thanks for the comparison. Yes, DN does feel the most pink out of all those inks.

 

BTW: I need to get Apache Sunset - that ink looks amazing and the shading is just awesome! I wonder if there are any distributors in the UK...

Strange..My DN has definitely different characteristics than the ones you guys are using obviously. On Rhodia, this ink will sometimes smear the next day, that is how long it takes to dry! Btw Apache Sunset looks awesome, if you would like a slightly copper-ish tone but with magnificent shading, may I suggest one of my favourite inks, Diamine Ancient Copper.

Fountain pens are like weapons. They just make your pocket bleed so much.

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Strange..My DN has definitely different characteristics than the ones you guys are using obviously. On Rhodia, this ink will sometimes smear the next day, that is how long it takes to dry! Btw Apache Sunset looks awesome, if you would like a slightly copper-ish tone but with magnificent shading, may I suggest one of my favourite inks, Diamine Ancient Copper.

 

Ancient Copper is great indeed! I reviewed it here very recently;-)

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This is my current go-to ink for grading student writing and marking drafts. It behaves well on the cheap copier paper favoured by students and colleagues. I would describe it as neon in appearance, like electric orange sherbet. It does have a pinkish cast, which softens student reception of grading marks compared to the bloody wounds of red ink. I prefer writing with deep red, but I am certain others do not like getting bad news from me in that color.

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It is nice in a highlighter.

 

Oh, wait. I'm using Noodler's Georgia Peach.

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It is nice in a highlighter.

 

Oh, wait. I'm using Noodler's Georgia Peach.

 

 

Dottie,

 

Can you upload some pictures with Georgia Peach? The review with the pictures no longer has pictures. We'd all love to see it.

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I'm impressed by your photographs: it's seldom that eye-searing ink sears the eye even via a monitor! It's not one for me, but I can see it being good fun in some applications.

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