Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ink Review: Noodlers Navajo Turquoise

I know I posted the PR Plum review earlier this month but I had written that one some time ago and just not scanned it in. So the Noodlers Navajo Turq. Is the first one I have written out in a while. The scan is not that fantastic but you get the idea. His is a great ink, a beautiful rich color that to me speaks of the lovely tropical seas that I wish I could see and hope that I do someday. No feathering no bleed through there is a little bit of shadow but it is not anything to worry about. There i.e. beautiful shading that just adds to the fantastic color. It would be beautiful even solid but with the shading just that much more. A fantastic wet rich color.

Dry time is not too bad on this one. Most noodlers take a lot longer to dry but this one would be good for left-hander on the right paper. I would not recommend they use it on something like Sugar Cane or Clairefontaine Triomphe. Water test is a mega fail but it does not claim to be bulletproof. While you can see that, much of the color came off you can still read it. Over all THUMBS UP.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ink Review: PR Plum

Did anyone miss me? I know I have not done any reviews in a while but I have been pretty sick so here we go I will start reviews again with a purple..PR Plum.

This was my first shot at a PR ink and of course because I love wet ink I had to get the Plum, I have been told the Tanzanite was even wetter but the jet pens was out of it when I ordered. So here is the lovely PR Plum. I love it. Over all the ink behaves very well on my paper it is a deep rich saturated color with a lovely wet line. I can see no feathering or bleed through. I have some small showing through on the otherside of the notebook page but nothing that would keep one from using both sides of the page. Plum doesn't have a large amount of shading, but there is some subtle work. Because of how wet the ink is the dry time is a bit slow but I think on the right paper it would be great for a left hand writer or just one who is careful. Make sure to keep this one away from water it does not like it at all.

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