Do We Really Need Anything But Black Ink?05/25/2014
That might be a loaded question, but sometimes I wonder whether we really need anything other than black ink. Don’t get me wrong. I am hooked on color particularly those that have a cheerful lift to them or a particularly aesthetic vibe. All of that is subjective and often it is the combined effect of ink color, paper and pen that brings out the best result.
Even so, more often than not, Noodler’s Black, especially in the Pilot Prera Italic, is the first pen I grab. With black, I am more focused on writing than ink and how it looks on paper. My letter forms must stand on their own without the eye candy. The nib and paper quality become more important though Noodler’s Black writes well on most any paper and with absolutely every pen. Maybe that’s part of its charm.
But that’s a specific ink – not a color. What say you? Could you live without jewel-toned ink?