Saturday, February 6, 2010

Ink Review: Noodler's Tiananmen

Here it is my first review of an ink for the blog. As my first, I chose Noodler’s Tiananmen and what an ink it is. Tiananmen is a fantastic dried blood red once it is laid down on paper. It behaves nicely and does not show any feathering on the Staple’s Bagesse paper that was used for my review.

The pen used was a Jinaho F5 with medium nib and offered some shading while laying down a very nice wet line. When I switched to the Dollar SP-10 with fine nib, you could see less shading and a slightly drier line but it was still a nice rich red.

You will have to pardon the scan quality I am still adjusting to using my scanner. Overall, you can get a general idea of this ink by looking at my scan. It does not stand up very well to water, but it does not make any promises too, and it does take a little long to dry something for lefties to think about.

Over all I would recommend this ink if, you are looking for a nice deep rich blood red.

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  1. honored to be the first to comment on your site. enjoyed the review. i'm not a red ink fan, but it was interesting nonetheless. but don't you find it a bit ironic that you used a jinhao pen with that particular ink?

    keep on writing!!

  2. Thank you for commenting. I did not even think about that til you pointed it out.