Jump to content
Classifieds is broken, please do not submit any new ads ×

yazeh
 Share

Recommended Posts

This is a muted , bullet proof purple in the Polar series. 

Polar series consists of five inks. Black, Brown, Green, Blue and Purple. 

 

Comparison: 

 

large.Comparaison.jpeg.71a23b2f1f43314f387d1603af79a2aa.jpeg

Polar inks were developed for cold regions. In their original iteration they didn’t freeze, but had flow issues, I believe. In this updated version they turn into slush in subzero temperatures. 

 

TR 68 gr /Reverse fude #6

large.317849945_TR68gr-2-Fine-fude.jpeg.28399a74fb08484f67b7e9315edada13.jpeg

 

 

While I live in a relatively cold area, I have not found the need to ever use a fountain pen or pen for that matter outdoors. Frankly, I doubt if I can hold a pen in -30°C /-22°F with a gigantic mitt. And frankly I don't see the point of getting frostbite to prove a point.  :)

 

Midori /  dry time decreases drastically on this paper, 9 seconds. Nib is medium

large.midori.jpeg.b811f6e7554992cb25214beb47d86cc8.jpeg

 

Polar Blue and Purple are similar in behaviour: they are both very wet, and muted. So, your EF will probably turn in a fine.  :)

 

These i cellulose reactive inks, don’t behave well on cheap/ thin paper, that is they bleed through like there’s no tomorrow. 

HP 32

large_HP32.jpeg.df93f240dae378c16640f41373d2a5ff.jpeg

 

 

Polar Purple doesn’t shade, unless you use a wide nib.  It’s a pastel/muted/flat colour. I like pastel. It's not distracting ;) 

 

 

Shading on TR 68 gr/ #6 fude nib - There is shading on this paper. But dry times are above 20s on this paper

 

large.556165717_TR68gr.jpeg.069541f8ef98d830c8cda06b860729ac.jpeg

 

 

 

Dry time on Rhodia is almost immediate, with Midori is  about  10 seconds. 

 

Fude nib/ Midori

large.179670979_MidoriCodex.jpeg.fbc6472e12f478242497d569f6a51958.jpeg

Polar inks have a bad rap in general. They can have some flow issues at time and need the right pen/nib combination. They stain (Green and Brown do) but a bit of Doyou/Red Rattlers and the stain disappears. Thought they are best to be married to one pen and they live happily ever after. I have Green in a Kaweco and brown in Chinese pen. They just do fine. 

 

Clairefontaine/ fude

 

large.1658709537_ClaireFontaine.jpeg.063cf57cf01f100c64063b6b481dd729.jpeg

 

Rhodia - Water test. Note the water test was done immediately after writing. 

 

large.Watertest.jpeg.e0f72c842f3df39935a490c9a606d2ba.jpeg

 

 

 

·  Pens used: Jinaho 450 fude/ medium nib - Reverse 

·  Papers used: TR 68 gr / Midori/ Rhodia/ Clairefontaine /HP32

·  Shading: None. Pastel

·  Ghosting: On thin absorbent paper yes. With pens

·  Bleed through: on thin papers for sure.  

·  Flow Rate: Wet. 

·  Lubrication: Good

·  Nib Dry-out: Needs a well-sealed pen. 

·  Start-up: No

·  Saturation:  Muted 

·  Shading Potential: None

·  Sheen: None

·  Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Not noticed. But I’m sure with thin absorbent paper it would feather and fly!

·  Nib Creep / “Crud”: Not noticed. 

·  Staining (pen): I don’t know.  

·  Clogging: None

·  Water resistance: Excellent

·  Availability: 90 ml bottles 

 

There is a strong possibility that this ink might stain plastic convertors. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 13
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • yazeh

    6

  • amberleadavis

    3

  • PithyProlix

    1

  • LizEF

    2

1 hour ago, yazeh said:

Frankly, I doubt if I can hold a pen in -30°C /-22°F with a gigantic mitt. And frankly I don't see the point of getting frostbite to prove a point.  :)

But we were so looking forward to the video! :( :lol:

 

Thanks for another great review! :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Such a soft and fuzzy ink - the look has it's own interesting appeal, I guess. 

 

I didn't know there were changes in the formulation of Polar inks. I have an early bottle of Polar Blue and I don't recall much feathering. I might have to pull it out again and see ...

 

Thanks for the great review - really gives a feel for the ink, I think. 

Script nib for writing screenplays. • Fine nib for my best writing. • Extra fine for my *very* best writing. • Medium for requesting a séance. • Bold for adventure stories. • Manifold for many various types of writing. • Coarse for indignant letters. • Oblique for making a point in a roundabout way. • Italic when I'm inclined. • Stub for when I intend to leave a manuscript unfinis

Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, LizEF said:

But we were so looking forward to the video! :( :lol:

Ha ha! That would be like dumb and dumber. My finger stuck to metal fountain pen :D

 

2 hours ago, LizEF said:

 

Thanks for another great review! :)

THanks!

1 hour ago, PithyProlix said:

Such a soft and fuzzy ink - the look has it's own interesting appeal, I guess. 

Yes. It's surprisingly soft and appeasing. 

1 hour ago, PithyProlix said:

I didn't know there were changes in the formulation of Polar inks. I have an early bottle of Polar Blue and I don't recall much feathering. I might have to pull it out again and see ...

I read somewhere that original version would not freeze. They had even done some tests in Antartica. But it had clogging problems. But then again I can be wrong. Memory is a fickle thing. 

1 hour ago, PithyProlix said:

 

Thanks for the great review - really gives a feel for the ink, I think. 

🙏

Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 minutes ago, yazeh said:

Ha ha! That would be like dumb and dumber. My finger stuck to metal fountain pen :D

:lol:😜

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Really like the colour. It's rather soft and interesting.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank you for this review. That colour looks really nice! Cool to see it here - based on your description of its technical properties, it’s not one that I will put on my list… but darn that’s a good-looking purple.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

50 minutes ago, namrehsnoom said:

Thank you for this review. That colour looks really nice! Cool to see it here - based on your description of its technical properties, it’s not one that I will put on my list… but darn that’s a good-looking purple.

Yep. I didn't want to get it either. But I had to try it... noblesse oblige! I'm not disappointed, at least for now!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I didn't notice before that it is similar in tone to KTC.  Thank you for the great review.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 hours ago, amberleadavis said:

I didn't notice before that it is similar in tone to KTC.  Thank you for the great review.

Quite similar. Though if I were to recommend one, it would be KTC :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good to know! Thank you.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/2/2022 at 2:46 PM, amberleadavis said:

Good to know! Thank you.

I would like to amend what I said. I believe most of Noodler's fluorescent inks are easier to maintain most of the time. So, if I were to go for a muted purple, I might go for Mata Hari's Cordial, than Polar Purple :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Yeah, I'm not in to muted colors. :)  However, Noodler's Purple is one of the best performing purples on the market.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, amberleadavis said:

Yeah, I'm not in to muted colors. :)  However, Noodler's Purple is one of the best performing purples on the market.

I don't know how I forgot that :D

Good to know about Noodler's Purple... 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share








×
×
  • Create New...