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Noodler's El Lawrence - Mini review



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22 hours ago, yazeh said:

Thanks pg. Loved the drawing on jet pens. But much appreciate your handwriting....Very vintage-y :)

 

Plus 1 on that.  Thanks for posting the ink, pgcauk!

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"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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I have just taken a quick stock check on my inks and noticed that my bottle of El Lawrence seems to have some residue that has settled at the bottom of the bottle. Is this normal ?

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I don't have a bottle. I know General of the Armies has the blue dye at the bottom...

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My bottle has that sediment too. Doesn't seem to move much with a good shake.

It's all about the greys...

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Hmmm.  Just checked my bottle of El Lawrence and it seems fine.  Not seeing any sediment.  

When did you order yours?  Mine is from several years ago.  Wondering if something changed in the manufacturing.

I'd contact Noodler's if I were you, and see what they say.

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"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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I ordered this many moons ago, probably 2017 or 2018. I used it for a time when I first got it and then it got pushed to the back of my ink drawer. It has probably sat unused for 2 or even 3 years.

 

I'll contact noodler's to ask their thoughts

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8 hours ago, iap said:

I ordered this many moons ago, probably 2017 or 2018. I used it for a time when I first got it and then it got pushed to the back of my ink drawer. It has probably sat unused for 2 or even 3 years.

 

I'll contact noodler's to ask their thoughts

Keep us posted ...

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I got a response from Noodler's that it is "just some of the color material and that shaking vigorously should remix the ingredients".

 

I just shook my bottle and no sediment has reappeared after a couple of minutes, but I will keep an eye on it. 

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8 minutes ago, iap said:

I got a response from Noodler's that it is "just some of the color material and that shaking vigorously should remix the ingredients".

 

I just shook my bottle and no sediment has reappeared after a couple of minutes, but I will keep an eye on it. 

Good to know.... thanks. It's the same as I said before with the General.... 

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My bottle of 54th Massachusetts was way lighter in color than the sample I had tried.  But I know that a lot of Noodler's inks have to be shaken up because the dye components will settle out.  

Good to know that this is one of those cases, rather than SITB....

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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3 hours ago, inkstainedruth said:

My bottle of 54th Massachusetts was way lighter in color than the sample I had tried.  But I know that a lot of Noodler's inks have to be shaken up because the dye components will settle out.  

Good to know that this is one of those cases, rather than SITB....

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I got caught by that problem. I wrote a few pages in a book with 54th Mass and then afterwards discovered that it was a very different color than what was intended. The difference between the light blue and the darker ink is quite dramatic.

 

I really do think that Noodler's should make it clear on the bottle that you need to shake it before using. In my case, I can't redo what I had written so it worries me that the light blue dye might not be as permanent as the full mixed version.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, OleJuul said:

I got caught by that problem. I wrote a few pages in a book with 54th Mass and then afterwards discovered that it was a very different color than what was intended. The difference between the light blue and the darker ink is quite dramatic.

 

I really do think that Noodler's should make it clear on the bottle that you need to shake it before using. In my case, I can't redo what I had written so it worries me that the light blue dye might not be as permanent as the full mixed version.

 

 

 

You can do a small test on a word and see if it's waterproof or not.....

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1 hour ago, yazeh said:

You can do a small test on a word and see if it's waterproof or not.....

Thanks, yes. That's a good idea. Though I'm not only concerned about being waterproof. How it stands up to general aging is my main concern.

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Write a piece with an unmixed ink on a piece of paper and put it under the sun....and another one outside....

I don't think though you'll have any problem...

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