Noodler’s Park Red Review

  Noodler’s Park Red Paper: Clairefontaine 90g Pen: Lamy Safari EF Flow: Excellent Shading: Barely Bleedthrough: None Feathering: None Dry Times: Average Notes An incredibly well behaved red ink my experience. It’s a nice communist red in a shade I have been looking for. It is just dark enough for casual note taking, but vibrant […]

Noodler’s Park Red Cheap Paper Review

It’s exam season, so it’s only fitting I start with a review on my cheap filler paper from Hilroy as I’ve been going through stacks of them. I was quite impressed with Noodler’s Park Red’s performance. The feathering was extremely minimal, even with thicker nibs like my broad (posing as a fine) nib on my […]

Noodler’s #41 Brown Cheap Paper Review

Noodler’s #41 Brown Cheap Paper Review Let’s start this review with a Japanese EF nib in the form of the Pilot Penmanship. It is a bit light, but almost no feathering. I’m unsure if I would use this ink regularly in such a fine nib. Let’s move up to an F to M nib found […]

Inked Up – March Edition

Please welcome Brandon Postal of the blog Go With Postal as our March guest! Although his blog is only a little over a month old, it’s been buzzing with tons of great posts with lots of coverage on vintage pens. Brandon was kind enough to let me take a peek at his current load out […]

Noodler’s Liberty’s Elysium – Cheap Paper Review

  Liberty’s Elysium – Cheap Paper Review Paper isn’t cheap. In university, students can chew through hundreds of sheets in a semester, easily. What is a student to do? So here is Noodler’s Liberty’s Elysium on the cheapest paper I could find, Hilroy loose leaf college rule paper. I am using a Japanese EF to […]

Inked Up – January Edition

Welcome to our very first edition of a new monthly segment called Inked Up. Every month, a member of the fountain pen community and I will share our current rotation that has been inked up! Our very first guests are Jon and Liz Chen of Wonder Pens, hailing from Toronto, Canada. Wonder Pens is currently […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pen Check – December 20th, 2013

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 […]