More of the gifted inks from Beth Treadway. Doesn’t color just make your day?
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In this case, it’s a family of red inks. The colors are quite similar and I readily admit to preferring the softer, warmer side of red. Thus there is a bias in my collection that adding J. Herbin Rouge Caroubier to my color swatches made only more obvious.
Top row: Noodler’s Park Red, Rohrer & Klingner Morinda, Diamine Maroon, Noodler’s Tiananmen
Bottom row: J. Herbin Caroubier, Rohrer & Klingner Fernambuk, Diamine Vermilion, Diamine Wild Strawberry, Noodler’s Cayenne
If you could bring back back from the grave a few discontinued inks, which ones would they be?
My list would include
- Parker Penman Sapphire
- Noodler’s Tahitian Pearl (A Swisher exclusive)
- Caran d’Ache Storm
- Montblanc Racing Green
- Sailor Brown
- Parker Penman Ruby
- Sailor Uranari Green (Pen Gallery LE)
There are others, but these are inks I’ve used enough to know I will miss them when their bottles are empty. There are substitutes and worthy replacements, but no true duplicates for any of these inks. But that just means I get to move on to something new. And that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Which inks would be on your list?
Noodler’s Ink has a new release with a split personality. General of the Armies is dark green when wet, but blue when dry. If your pen has an inkvue window or it is a demonstrator, this ink will confuse your senses. For an audience, it looks like a magic trick so make the most of it. Thank the ink wizard, Nathan Tardif, for the admiration you will receive.
As for other inky qualities, it is well-behaved on a variety of papers. No shading with the Noodler’s Dixie #10 Methuselah Ebonite on absorbent paper, but it did shade nicely on Rhodia. No feathering, show-through or bleed-through on any paper except to a mild degree on Moleskine. The color is green-blue when dry and not highly saturated. Like many inks from Noodler’s, it does not budge when smeared with water. Frankly, what more could you ask from an ink?
Thank you, Carol, for the ink and pen. Luxury Brands U.S.A. has been a good and supportive friend to this blog. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
The new Noodler’s Ink is called General of the Armies and it has a unique twist on color. It changes over time!
First seen at the Dallas Pen Show 2014 and now available in wide release, this ink starts out green but changes to blue. I received a written sample that is green-blue along the lines of Waterman Blue Black and Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo or perhaps a faded version of Noodler’s Navy or The Big Blue Bear. This may only be a transitional color, but it certainly is pretty today.
Luxury Brands released this image today noting, “The color of the third swatch still has a touch of green as it is drying. Also don’t be surprised by the color in the bottle as you can see. Very green until it changes to cavalry blue.”
Like most of Noodler’s Inks, there is a backstory. In this case it has to do with Army uniform colors, but that tale can wait for another day. Retailers just got word of the new ink so don’t expect to find it on the shelf just yet, though it might not hurt to encourage your favorite source to stock up. I mean they should want to enable you, right?