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Noodler's Forest Green - (Mostly) Written Review



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Since I do not own too many green inks, I cannot show very similar inks to compare. Instead I thought it would be useful to show where it lies in the spectrum between yellow/brown leaning greens like Krishna Ghat-green/ Sailor Tokiwa-Matsu and a teal leaning green like Diamine Aurora Borealis...

 

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Overall, I'd say its a pleasant color though not a very uncommon one - nothing screams out as unique or special about the colour or the ink's abilities but it is a nice pleasant green if you want only one green ink, and being Noodler's it is pretty inexpensive. Shame about the feathering though, this is not an ink which you'd pick if you write often on absorbent or average to cheap paper. Even when it doesn't quite feather, it spreads quite bit on absorbent paper. As my pic below shows - the line width of this ink coming out of my PenBBS mini-fude F is wider than even my medium Jowo, Bock or Montegrappa nibs (generally I find the mini fude to write slightly broader than a western fine on down strokes and like a western fine on side strokes). Note that probably 90% of my inks do not feather or spread on this Muji copy paper.

 

 

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Another picture of the feathering on cheap copy paper

 

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Note: the color variation in the 'whites' of the papers is native to the papers. I set white balance on a white card and then didn't edit for each picture - but some casts cannot be ruled out.

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Thanks for a nice review. Forest Green is one of the Noodlers inks I use regularly. The only problem that I have encountered is it being slow to dry on some papers. Overall a nice middle of the road green ink.

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Is this part of the "standard" line? As opposed to say, the Warden Series, Polar series, etc. ? I mean: stuff like the "regular" Noodler's Blue.

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Is this part of the "standard" line? As opposed to say, the Warden Series, Polar series, etc. ? I mean: stuff like the "regular" Noodler's Blue.

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I would think so, since there is no claim of special properties like 'bulletproof' 'polar' or the indestructible 'bad' series. I think hunter's green is similar and claims to be eternal (based on online pics, forest green looks a tad darker and earthier). This is one review with a good amount of writing sample I could find

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/330013-noodlers-hunter-green-compact-review/

 

Bad green gator is from their indestructible 'bad' line. But it looks far more toned down...

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/185490-noodlers-bad-green-gator/

http://www.deskoflori.com/blog/2015/5/10/ink-review-noodlers-bad-green-gator

 

Not tried either unfortunately, so cannot offer a first person comparison...

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donnweinberg

Noodler's Forest Green is one of my regular inks when using a green ink, which is daily, as I have several pens inked at the same time, but with different colors.  For my tastes and purposes, it is a "purer" Green (no hints of yellow or of blue) and darker than Noodler's Green. Here are photos of most of my own collection of inks in the Green family:

 

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Another "purer" green ink that I like is Krishna Shamrock:

 

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There are so many more greenish inks than I have, of course.  And I hope to try out others over time.  What I have not shown here are the inks I have that are called "green" but that are more teal-ish, such as:

 

Levenger Gemstone Green

Herbin Emeraude de Chivor

Waterman Green

 

Those inks look about the same as inks that are called "Blue," "Teal," or "Turquoise," such as:

 

Diamine Steel Blue

Monteverde 2019 Teal

Krishna Elegant Teal

Noodler's Turquoise.

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Noodler's Forest Green is one of my regular inks when using a green ink, which is daily, as I have several pens inked at the same time, but with different colors. For my tastes and purposes, it is a "purer" Green (no hints of yellow or of blue) and darker than Noodler's Green. Here are photos of most of my own collection of inks in the Green family:

 

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Another "purer" green ink that I like is Krishna Shamrock:

 

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There are so many more greenish inks than I have, of course. And I hope to try out others over time. What I have not shown here are the inks I have that are called "green" but that are more teal-ish, such as:

 

Levenger Gemstone Green

Herbin Emeraude de Chivor

Waterman Green

 

Those inks look about the same as inks that are called "Blue," "Teal," or "Turquoise," such as:

 

Diamine Steel Blue

Monteverde 2019 Teal

Krishna Elegant Teal

Noodler's Turquoise.

 

Thanks, that's a much more thorough comparison of green inks than in my review itself :D

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Great review. Thank you.

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