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Ink Review: Noodler's Ink, Gruene Cactus.

Grade: 82.50%.

Paper: Norcom Composition.

 

Gruene Cactus (GC) or Incredible Hulk Green, as I've come to think of it, is a green that I think I may have to buy a bottle of. In my Noodler's Ahab, the ink gushes. When I first inked my Ahab I used an ink syringe to fill the piston; when I turned it upside down to let ink flow to the feed, a drop of ink almost fell off of the nib.

 

I have found this ink to be great for calligraphy. The saturation of GC makes it a very smooth writer, and an incredible shader. When I used it in a flex pen, the ink went from a lime green color to a deep evergreen green. GC dries very quickly despite being such a saturated ink and it doesn't feather badly either (even on cheap paper) which surprised me.

 

However it does bleed heavily when you use it in a flex pen. To try it out, I used it on 85g Clairefontaine paper (Quo Vadia Habana) and it bled heavily enough that you could read the words on the other side easily.

 

Despite nail polish and hand sanitizer not making it budge, GC is not water resistant and tap water easily washed away the ink in the test despite the words being on the page for over a week. Despite its bleedthrough problems and low water resistance, I think GC has a lot of potential. If you're looking for an ink that shades, you should try Gruene Cactus.

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Thanks for a really good, illustrative review. I'm partial to greens and see where this one could be of value, particularly in the calligraphic applications you mention. The ease with which it shades is icing on the cake.

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Thanks for a nice review of one of my favorite inks. I have the eel version, but they look the same. Great for holiday cards and correspondence.

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Thanks for the review. I like green inks, including this one.

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Thanks for a really good, illustrative review. I'm partial to greens and see where this one could be of value, particularly in the calligraphic applications you mention. The ease with which it shades is icing on the cake.

Thanks for a nice review of one of my favorite inks. I have the eel version, but they look the same. Great for holiday cards and correspondence.

Thanks for the review. I like green inks, including this one.

 

Thank you very much. This was a fun ink to use.

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Great Review! This is one of my favorite inks I've tried! It makes words pop of the page.

 

Thank you. I completely agree.

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Here's a close up shot and some pictures of Gruene Cactus bleeding on 85g paper.

 

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That's a nice color, the name interests me more though. I've been looking for another green, love the Waterman's Harmonious Green, but wanted a green without a sheen.

 

Thanks for the in depth review.

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That's a nice color, the name interests me more though. I've been looking for another green, love the Waterman's Harmonious Green, but wanted a green without a sheen.

 

Thanks for the in depth review.

You're welcome. I appreciate it.

 

I tried to look into the name, but the only thing I found was that there was a town in Texas called Gruene that was named after a German immigrant farmer named Ernst Gruene.

 

Green in German is grün, but it's so similar that it could be a variant for gruene.

 

And if I remember right, I thought that I heard Brian Goulet say that Noodler's inks are distributed from Texas.

 

i may be wrong, but that's as far as I got.

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Gruene is simply a variant spelling of grün.

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Gruene is simply a variant spelling of grün.

Thank you for verifying!

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