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Members - and little kids alike - love invisible inks and secret messages. I have a huge fondness for Noodler's Ghost Blue. After years of using different inks (I have now sampled more than a thousand unique inks), I was looking for my doodle with Noodler's Proctor's Ledge, so I had my notebook and a strong UV light. Much to my surprise, I found a whole lot of inks fluoresce. So, here is where we can show some pictures.

 

It doesn't matter if the ink was advertised as UV reactive ink - just show us what it is all about. This thread is not for full blown reviews, just show us the ink under blacklight (or blue light, uv-a, ultraviolet light, filtered light, mercury vapor, LEDs ... you get the idea).

 

Here is the first sample, Vintage Sheaffer Permanent Red. This ink was said to fluoresce AFTER someone tried to tamper with it. The middle ghost is untampered and the side ghosts have water washes.

 

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2017_2_Ink/12-December/slides/2017-12-28_UV_05.jpeg

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Now this one is strong enough to even shine through a sheet of TR paper.

 

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Some bottles...

 

Noodler's

 

 

King Philip Requiem, Djinn and Lotus (Japan only)

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2017_2_Ink/UV/slides/IMG_20170704_204038.jpg

Okay, you expected it from the Catfish series:

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2017_2_Ink/UV/slides/IMG_20170704_204049.jpg

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2017_2_Ink/UV/slides/IMG_20170704_204103.jpg

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2017_2_Ink/UV/slides/IMG_20170704_204108.jpg

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2017_2_Ink/UV/slides/IMG_20170704_204111.jpg

 

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2017_2_Ink/UV/slides/IMG_20170704_204138.jpg

 

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2017_2_Ink/UV/slides/IMG_20170704_204141.jpg

 

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2017_2_Ink/UV/slides/IMG_20170704_204346.jpg

 

 

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2017_2_Ink/UV/slides/IMG_20170704_204331.jpg

 

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bungbox (Sailor)

 

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Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bet you didn't expect Montblanc to be in on it too...

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2017_2_Ink/UV/slides/IMG_20170704_204159.jpg

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From Irish Eyes and Zwack

 

zwack asked me to photograph and post "regular light" and "black light" photos of Blue Ghost and El Lawrence (aka "Sump Oil"), so here you go.

 

In normal fluorescent lighting, the page in my book of ink swatches for Blue Ghost looks like this:

 

fpn_1470619870__blueghost1a.jpg

 

Under black light, though, it looks like this:

 

fpn_1470619892__blueghost2a.jpg

 

And the "Sump Oil Green", as I call El Lawrence, under fluorescent lighting, looks like this:

 

fpn_1470619912__sumpoil1a.jpg

 

Under black light it looks like this. Although the photo was taken during day time, and the ink's fluorescence isn't as marked as it is with Blue Ghost and others, you can still see that it turns an attractive bright green:

 

fpn_1470619930__sumpoil2a.jpg

 

I hope that the photos are helpful.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mercury vapor lights? They're special somehow? I have ancient mercury vapor lights at the new distillery. So my writings and distillery notes written with Noodler's Proctor's Ledge should look different?

 

Also I have to admit I can see some of the ink bottles glowing in the pictures but often can't tell what it is, especially in the Noodler's ones. I don't know every one of their inks by label.

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When I was reading up on UV lights, the Mercury vapor lights may make the ink look different. Can you let us know?

 

I'll try and ID the bottles in the coming days.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mercury vapor lights? They're special somehow? I have ancient mercury vapor lights at the new distillery. So my writings and distillery notes written with Noodler's Proctor's Ledge should look different?

 

Also I have to admit I can see some of the ink bottles glowing in the pictures but often can't tell what it is, especially in the Noodler's ones. I don't know every one of their inks by label.

 

 

Blacklight sources may be specially designed ... mercury-vapor lamps

 

So, maybe not your regular MV lights .... but hey, let us know.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the info. According to the Wiki article the UV is filtered out otherwise people would get sunburn and possible eye damage from the UV rays. So my guess is these have the shielding, but apparently it's not 100%. So I'll try it out tomorrow and see.

 

Cool stuff though.

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Members - and little kids alike - love invisible inks and secret messages. I have a huge fondness for Noodler's Ghost Blue. After years of using different inks (I have now sampled more than a thousand unique inks), I was looking for my doodle with Noodler's Proctor's Ledge, so I had my notebook and a strong UV light. Much to my surprise, I found a whole lot of inks fluoresce. So, here is where we can show some pictures.

 

It doesn't matter if the ink was advertised as UV reactive ink - just show us what it is all about. This thread is not for full blown reviews, just show us the ink under blacklight (or blue light, uv-a, ultraviolet light, filtered light, mercury vapor, LEDs ... you get the idea).

 

Here is the first sample, Vintage Sheaffer Permanent Red. This ink was said to fluoresce AFTER someone tried to tamper with it. The middle ghost is untampered and the side ghosts have water washes.

 

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2017_2_Ink/12-December/slides/2017-12-28_UV_05.jpeg

 

Sheaffer Skrip, with U-35, was advertised to be readable under ultra-violet light even after being washed away. In those days -- early '60s -- no one talked about an ink being flashy or flouresce-ing. Sheaffer did not talk about tampering.

 

Amber, didn't you test the "after-rinse" readability of U-35 Skrip? I looked at your photos, but couldn't tell if U-35 had passed or failed. What was your judgment?

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Sheaffer Skrip, with U-35, was advertised to be readable under ultra-violet light even after being washed away. In those days -- early '60s -- no one talked about an ink being flashy or flouresce-ing. Sheaffer did not talk about tampering.

 

Amber, didn't you test the "after-rinse" readability of U-35 Skrip? I looked at your photos, but couldn't tell if U-35 had passed or failed. What was your judgment?

 

 

I can't find the dang links. I think it is cool and it was somewhat readable.

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2017_2_Ink/12-December/slides/2017-12-28_UV_03.jpeg

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On the old mercury vapor lights at work there must be some shielding as I don't get any special look to the Proctor's Ledge.

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On the old mercury vapor lights at work there must be some shielding as I don't get any special look to the Proctor's Ledge.

 

 

That's probably better for your eyes.

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here is one the pages from my notebook.

 

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2018-Ink/UV/slides/2018-03-29-011.jpg

 

 

 

And here are parts under UV light. Check out the Pilot Erasable Disposable fountain pen - the U-Pen.

 

I didn't expect Diamine Bougainvillea to show.

 

De Atramentis Goat has a tad bit of show as does the Levenger Cardinal Red (which sheens like crazy). The Noodler's Park red and Platinum red also make showings as does FPN's VCV. Check out how Diamine Gerbera and Sunset both turn pinkish red.

 

 

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2018-Ink/UV/slides/2018-03-29-001.jpg

 

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2018-Ink/UV/slides/2018-03-29-002.jpg

 

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2018-Ink/UV/slides/2018-03-29-003.jpg

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The background on the left is Diamine Terracotta. The Rose is Akkerman #17 and the stem is Diamine Delemare.

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2018-Ink/UV/slides/2018-03-29-006.jpg

 

Everything looks different, but I wouldn't say it was really UV reactive like Ghost Blue, but something is going on.

The blue on the other side was three different blues that were washed.

 

 

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2018-Ink/UV/slides/2018-03-29-007.jpg

 

 

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2018-Ink/UV/slides/2018-03-29-008.jpg

 

 

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2018-Ink/UV/slides/2018-03-29-009.jpg

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2018-Ink/UV/slides/2018-03-29-010.jpg

 

Check out how Vermillion even gets in on the action.

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2018-Ink/UV/slides/2018-03-29-004.jpg

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2018-Ink/UV/slides/2018-03-29-005.jpg

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I never expected Aurora Blue to be part of the excitement.

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2018-Ink/UV/slides/2018-03-29-012.jpg

 

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2018-Ink/UV/slides/2018-03-29-013.jpg

 

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2018-Ink/UV/slides/2018-03-29-014.jpg

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And these are my pages of blues.

 

http://www.sheismylawyer.com/2018-Ink/UV/slides/2018-03-29-015.jpg

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).

Create a Ghostly Avatar and I'll send you a letter. Check out some Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 

Don't know where to start?  Look at the Inky Topics O'day.  Then, see inks sorted by color: Blue Purple Brown Red Green Dark Green Orange Black Pinks Yellows Blue-Blacks Grey/Gray UVInks Turquoise/Teal MURKY

 

 

 

 

 

 

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