Noodler’s Apache Sunset Review

I’m testing out a new camera set up, I think this better reflects the ink’s actual colours.

Noodler’s Apache Sunset

Paper: Clairefontaine 90g
Pen: TWSBI Diamond 540 w/ FPR Fine Stub Nib
Flow: Wet
Shading: Lots
Bleedthrough: None
Feathering: None
Dry Times
1 sec: Lots
2 sec: Lots
5 sec: Lots
10 sec: Mild
15 sec: Minimal
30 sec: None

Cheap Paper Notes

Considering how wet this ink is, it is very surprising that there is barely any feathering and no ghosting. The amazing shading is less pronounced on cheap paper. 

Notes

Apache Sunset is considered a must own for all flex pen and stub nib owners because of its amazing shading properties. It goes from golden yellow to a dark orange. I also noticed this ink seems to get darker in the pen barrel over time. It looks fantastic in a demonstrator!

Noodler’s Heart of Darkness Review

Unfortunately my camera does a poor job capturing how black Noodler’s Heart of Darkness really is. It is the darkest black ink I have encountered so far.

Noodler’s Heart of Darkness

Paper: 90g Clairefontaine
Pen RPG Dilli with Custom Ground XF Nib
Flow: Wet
Shading: None
Feathering: None
Bleedthrough: None
Dry Times
1 seconds: Lots of smearing
2 seconds: A little less
3 seconds: Mostly at the end of the stroke
5 seconds: Quite a bit at the end of the stroke
10 seconds: Just a bit at the end of the stroke
15 seconds: Barely anything at the end of the stroke

Cheap Paper Notes

A little feathering with broad and flex nibs. Minor Bleedthrough with flex nibs, but very clear ghosting.

Notes

A nice wet black that is very black. Only comes in 4.5oz eye dropper bottles that are a bit of a pain to deal with. The bottle does come with a free eyedropper converted Platinum Preppy and a rollerball tip that can be swapped in. A very economical starter kit for a fountain pen newbie as the rollerball is great if they decide the fountain pen isn’t for them!

Pen Check – December 20th, 2013

Today’s pen check, brought to you by reddit.

Kaweco Sport demonstrator with 54th Massachusetts in the cartridge. I try not to dump out the ink that comes in cartridges, but the Kaweco blue ink that came with it was possibly the ugliest blue I laid eyes on. Strangely enough, my last cartridge of Kaweco blue was rather pleasant. Review of pen and ink to come soon!