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Noodler's Ink - Widowmaker


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*originally posted on my Instagram.

 

Ink Review: Widowmaker.

Grade: 78.75%.

Paper: Norcom Composition.

 

Noodler's Widowmaker (WM) is an ink that I think that Dracula would be proud to use. Or worse, an 11th grade English teacher. It's a deep red ink that I don't think can just be considered a standard red. I would call it either a scarlet or carmine. I think it's safe to say that WM does remind me of fresh blood, especially when it's wet. Dracula jokes aside, I've had ink on my finger at work and have been asked if I'd cut my finger.

 

WM is a smooth writing ink that flows well. Like a lot of smooth and wet inks, it can take a little time to dry, but I wouldn't consider it to be terrible. Especially an ink this saturated. WM is not labeled as an Eternal/Bulletproof ink, but I've been very happy with its performance so far. You can see that it will definitely smear if you use a highlighter on it (the words I used it on were over a week old), and water almost washed the letters away. But nail polish remover and hand sanitizer didn't push it out of place.

 

It may be hard to see, but I love how this ink shades. It's subtle, but it adds a lot to flex writing. I've also been very impressed with how little WM feathers and bleeds. I thought for sure that it would, but other than some echo on this cheap paper, it's performed very well.

 

The biggest question is what to use WM for. I've mostly been using it in calligraphy, which I've thoroughly loved. I'm not a teacher, but for some reason it makes me wish I could write some A's and F's on someone's math test. It's not an ink that you can sign office documents with, but this would be a great draft review ink. And with the levels of permanence I've seen, it would make some great ink washes.

 

Based on its amazing color, permanence, and writing smoothness I would highly recommend this ink. I just need to find more uses for it.

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What a great review, thank you

Thank you. I truly do appreciate it.

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I really, really enjoyed your review. I am nearly an exclusive red loving lady and your review renews for me a desire to purchase and use Widow Maker, if only to acquire a sample and test drive! Already on my list because of your wonderful review. Now, in terms of the quote which concludes this reply regarding finding more uses for WM; I routinely and regularly use red inks everyday, each time I write so have found more uses for reds, than I care to contemplate, admit with all devote seriousness. :wub:

 

"Based on its amazing color, permanence, and writing smoothness I would highly recommend this ink. I just need to find more uses for it."

 

Thank you once again for a red-loving review!

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Thank you for such a good review. Especially your octagon-rating and the three comparisons! Stunning!! (As for the actual color itself, I'm not all that hot about it.)

 

Mike

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Love the color comparisons.

I know my id is "mhosea", but you can call me Mike. It's an old Unix thing.

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I really, really enjoyed your review. I am nearly an exclusive red loving lady and your review renews for me a desire to purchase and use Widow Maker, if only to acquire a sample and test drive! Already on my list because of your wonderful review. Now, in terms of the quote which concludes this reply regarding finding more uses for WM; I routinely and regularly use red inks everyday, each time I write so have found more uses for reds, than I care to contemplate, admit with all devote seriousness. :wub:

 

"Based on its amazing color, permanence, and writing smoothness I would highly recommend this ink. I just need to find more uses for it."

 

Thank you once again for a red-loving review!

Thank you for such a good review. Especially your octagon-rating and the three comparisons! Stunning!! (As for the actual color itself, I'm not all that hot about it.)

 

Mike

Love the color comparisons.

Thank you all very much. I truly appreciate it.

 

I do love the app I use to pinpoint the different colors I see. I'm glad you liked them.

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Thanks for sharing, adding that to my list.

Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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Here is the chromatography that I did on Widowmaker.

 

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I used red ink all through high school -- for everything. The WM is a particularly good shade, and far more waterproof than the Shaeffer ink I used back then -

 

Thanks for the review. It's great to see it up close.

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