Thursday, July 9, 2015

Noodler's X-Feather Review

This review was preformed with a Platnium Preppy on a Rhodia Dot Pad
This ink bottle was my first fountain pen purchase. It is, to me, the perfect black ink. Dark, waterproof, no feathering, and cheap. Really nothing else to say here. Try this one out, and here are the pictures!

De Atramentis Document Blue

This Review was preformed with a Jinhao X-750 and on a Rhodia Dot Pad
This is a special ink. I have never used one with better waterproof capabilities. Usually the ink will spread, lose color, or at least show signs of having water being introduced to it. This ink showed nothing. Couple that with a decent color, and a fast dry time and you have a winner in my book. The only issue is that it seems to have a small tendency to feather. If you are scared about losing your writing, get this ink. Onto the pictures :D.

J. Herbin Vert Reseda

This Review was preformed with a Jinhao X-450 an on a Rhodia Dot Pad
I would have never bought this ink myself. Thankfully when I bought a few random samples from Goulet Pens, it was selected for me. This is a super interesting ink, and I love it. No complaints on how it preforms. Sadly I won't be buying a bottle of it though because I can't see myself using it often enough to ever finish a bottle. I am very glad I discovered it though! On to the ink!

Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses Review

This review was preformed with an Italix Parson's Essential and on a Rhodia Dot Pad
I have had my eye on this ink for awhile, but since the recent problems with the formulation I have never been able to try it out. Thankfully Mr. Tardiff over at Noodler's was able to resolve the issues with the in recipe, and we have the original BSIAR back! Personally when it comes to burgandy/magenta inks my favorite is Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo. The shades of these two inks are a little too close together to warrant owning a bottle of each, but that doesn't mean this is a bad ink. The waterproofness of this ink, which is unheard of in inks this shade, is awesome. If you haven't already check this ink out. On to the ink!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

De Atramentis Charles Dickens Review

This review was preformed with a TWSBI Mini in a fine stub, and on a Rhodia Dot Pad. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Diamine Oxblood Review

This review was done on a Rhodia Dotpad and with a Pilot Metropolitan medium nib.

Lamy Turquoise Review

This review was done on a Rhodia Dotpad with an Italix Parson's Essential medium italic nib. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Diamine Sherwood Green Review

I think green is my favorite ink color, or it would be if I could find one I really liked. I bought Sherwood Green without think about it hoping to would satisfy my inky needs, and for the most part it has. It is slightly lighter than expected, and it is a little drier than I like. It's a pretty good ink though. I wouldn't say my hunt for a perfect green is over yet, but Sherwood Green can hold me over until I am. I have to say though, this ink is the least waterproof out of any ink I have ever used. There is practically nothing left behind after water is added. Not a huge deal to me, but I know that is a major dealbreaker to some. Here are the photos!
Produces a cool sheen in the swab, but I was unable to replicate this in actual writing :(

I put some water on the section with 4 layers of ink just for fun to see if it would wash away too. It did better than expected actually

Pilot Iroshizuku Yama Budo Review

When I first got into to fountain pens I watched a lot of Brian Goulet's videos, and because of that the first ink makers I was introduced to were Noodler's and Iroshizuku (that's pretty much all her ever uses in the videos). I really liked some of the offerings from Iroshizuku, but after I discovered the hundreds of other inks out there (which all seemed to be way cheaper), I sort of just threw the brand to the side. None of the colors every really popped to me. The other day, on an impulse buy, I picked up a bottle to see what I was really missing out on. I now understand. I don't love the color of Yama Budo, but if all of the other Iroshizuku inks behave like this then I can't wait to get more! I still don;'t many of the colors very exciting, but I would be willing to sacrifice awesome looking colors for a perfectly preforming ink. Expect to see more Iroshizuku reviews from me soon. On to the pictures!|

That beautiful Iroshizuku bottle everyone always talks about