Noodler's Ink & More: What are your favorites?

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  • #28563
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    Fresh ink is intoxicating. What are your favorites? (any and all brands)

  • #28567
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    Mia
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    I love Diamine inks. So many inks, so many choices, but favourites depend on mood.

  • #28582
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    Christine
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    I have a few Noodler’s inks. My current favourite is Bad Belted Kingfisher. I also really like Montblanc inks (Lavendar Purple) and J. Herbin (Poussiere de Lune). Those are the two that are in pens that I’m using a bit more lately. I’ve also got three more pens that were filled recently, one with Waterman Havana Brown, one with Diamine Vivaldi, and lastly, one with J. Herbin (Larmes de Cassis).

    The Diamond Music Collection set is a bit muted for me but I am now starting to use them.

    Which ink I like is very much influenced by the pen that I use with it.

    I have three new bottles ordered and on the way. All are new brands to me so I’m looking forward to them. On way, I’ve got:
    Eldestein Amethyst
    Graf von Faber-Castelle in Hazelnut Brown
    and
    Iroshosuku in Bamboo Forest (Chiku-Rin)

    🙂

  • #28593
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    Janet
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    My favorites are;
    Diamine Wild Strawberry, Ancient Copper
    Rohrer and Klingner Alt Goldgrün
    Platinum Carbon Black

  • #28599
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    My favorites are;
    Diamine Wild Strawberry, Ancient Copper
    Rohrer and Klingner Alt Goldgrün
    Platinum Carbon Black

    Love the names. I have some Rohrer ink on order; did ya happen to notice that I have the same last name as this ink purveyor? I do not yet know if we’re related, but one of my letters this month will be an inquiry. 🙂

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    I have a few Noodler’s inks. My current favourite is Bad Belted Kingfisher. I also really like Montblanc inks (Lavendar Purple) and J. Herbin (Poussiere de Lune). Those are the two that are in pens that I’m using a bit more lately. I’ve also got three more pens that were filled recently, one with Waterman Havana Brown, one with Diamine Vivaldi, and lastly, one with J. Herbin (Larmes de Cassis).

    The Diamond Music Collection set is a bit muted for me but I am now starting to use them.

    Which ink I like is very much influenced by the pen that I use with it.

    I have three new bottles ordered and on the way. All are new brands to me so I’m looking forward to them. On way, I’ve got:
    Eldestein Amethyst
    Graf von Faber-Castelle in Hazelnut Brown
    and
    Iroshosuku in Bamboo Forest (Chiku-Rin)

    :)

    WOW. Looking forward to your reviews of those three new inks!

  • #28601
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    I love Diamine inks. So many inks, so many choices, but favourites depend on mood.

    Ink is addicting. 🙂

  • #28604
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    Pat Hayes
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    I have several inks, mostly Noodler’s and Rohrer & Klingner. Oh, to be honest, all but one of my bottles of ink is from one of those two companies. I think I buy pens just to have an excuse to buy more inks. My favorite, the ink I use in more pens than any other is Rohrer & Klingner Cassia. Oddly, as a rule I don’t like purple, but I fell in love with this purple ink from my first sample. I still write with other colors, and I have to admit that I am a sucker for Noonler’s Ink names. My latest is Black Swan in English Roses.

  • #28789
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    I have several inks, mostly Noodler’s and Rohrer & Klingner. Oh, to be honest, all but one of my bottles of ink is from one of those two companies. I think I buy pens just to have an excuse to buy more inks. My favorite, the ink I use in more pens than any other is Rohrer & Klingner Cassia. Oddly, as a rule I don’t like purple, but I fell in love with this purple ink from my first sample. I still write with other colors, and I have to admit that I am a sucker for Noonler’s Ink names. My latest is Black Swan in English Roses.

    Yes, Noodler’s Ink names are wonderful! I’m waiting on delivery of Dragon’s Napalm Red and also Alt-Goldgrun from Rohrer & Klingner. I really, really want that Black Swan in English Roses!

  • #28845
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    Melissa Krueger
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    My go-tos right now are:

    Diamine Autumn Oak & Ancient Copper
    Noodler’s Apache Sunset
    J. Herbin’s 1670 Enerald of Chivor
    Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo

    I really want to pick up a bottle of Yama-Budo form Iro. It’s just beautiful. (I have other bottles, but I keep leaning on these right now).

    Postable: http://www.postable.com/melissakrueger ** Blog: http://www.measi.net/measiblog/

    • #29209
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      Christine
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      Love the Apache Sunset, though I haven’t used it a while it is very interesting. The other really nice one that is similar is Private Reserve Shoreline Gold. Very nice! I have a yellow Lamy with a 1.1 point nib that I’ve used with this ink. Very fitting!
      😉

  • #29121
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    I have a few Noodler’s inks. My current favourite is Bad Belted Kingfisher. I also really like Montblanc inks (Lavendar Purple) and J. Herbin (Poussiere de Lune). Those are the two that are in pens that I’m using a bit more lately. I’ve also got three more pens that were filled recently, one with Waterman Havana Brown, one with Diamine Vivaldi, and lastly, one with J. Herbin (Larmes de Cassis).

    The Diamond Music Collection set is a bit muted for me but I am now starting to use them.

    Which ink I like is very much influenced by the pen that I use with it.

    I have three new bottles ordered and on the way. All are new brands to me so I’m looking forward to them. On way, I’ve got:
    Eldestein Amethyst
    Graf von Faber-Castelle in Hazelnut Brown
    and
    Iroshosuku in Bamboo Forest (Chiku-Rin)

    :)

    Amethyst. Hazelnut Brown. Bamboo Forest. LOVE. Looking forward to your reviews. 🙂

  • #29122
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    My go-tos right now are:

    Diamine Autumn Oak & Ancient Copper
    Noodler’s Apache Sunset
    J. Herbin’s 1670 Enerald of Chivor
    Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo

    I really want to pick up a bottle of Yama-Budo form Iro. It’s just beautiful. (I have other bottles, but I keep leaning on these right now).

    Ancient Copper sounds GORGEOUS. Just ordered Apache Sunset 🙂 Hope I don’t get the plastic bottle …..

  • #29210
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    Christine
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Pat Hayes wrote:</div>
    I have several inks, mostly Noodler’s and Rohrer & Klingner. Oh, to be honest, all but one of my bottles of ink is from one of those two companies. I think I buy pens just to have an excuse to buy more inks. My favorite, the ink I use in more pens than any other is Rohrer & Klingner Cassia. Oddly, as a rule I don’t like purple, but I fell in love with this purple ink from my first sample. I still write with other colors, and I have to admit that I am a sucker for Noonler’s Ink names. My latest is Black Swan in English Roses.

    Yes, Noodler’s Ink names are wonderful! I’m waiting on delivery of Dragon’s Napalm Red and also Alt-Goldgrun from Rohrer & Klingner. I really, really want that Black Swan in English Roses!

    I have some of the Black Swan in English Roses. It’s also another really nice colour, though I haven’t been using it in a while. The Dragon’s Napalm left me wanting but I think I have problems with red ink because it’s red. 🙂

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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Barbara Rohrer wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Pat Hayes wrote:</div>
    I have several inks, mostly Noodler’s and Rohrer & Klingner. Oh, to be honest, all but one of my bottles of ink is from one of those two companies. I think I buy pens just to have an excuse to buy more inks. My favorite, the ink I use in more pens than any other is Rohrer & Klingner Cassia. Oddly, as a rule I don’t like purple, but I fell in love with this purple ink from my first sample. I still write with other colors, and I have to admit that I am a sucker for Noonler’s Ink names. My latest is Black Swan in English Roses.

    Yes, Noodler’s Ink names are wonderful! I’m waiting on delivery of Dragon’s Napalm Red and also Alt-Goldgrun from Rohrer & Klingner. I really, really want that Black Swan in English Roses!

    I have some of the Black Swan in English Roses. It’s also another really nice colour, though I haven’t been using it in a while. The Dragon’s Napalm left me wanting but I think I have problems with red ink because it’s red. :)

    I was terribly tempted to order Black Swan in English Roses, but then I found (quite by accident) two bottles of Noodler’s Ink Nightshade priced at $2.97 each (“add-on” deals through Amazon Prime). Bazinga!

  • #29242
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    Love the Apache Sunset, though I haven’t used it a while it is very interesting. The other really nice one that is similar is Private Reserve Shoreline Gold. Very nice! I have a yellow Lamy with a 1.1 point nib that I’ve used with this ink. Very fitting!
    ?

    My first bottle of Apache Sunset arrives tomorrow. 🙂
    I’m bribing myself with pretty ink as encouragement to re-learn the art of using fountain pens; maintaining even pressure is very difficult for me (old injuries + arthritis), so this will be a long and splotchy process.

  • #29250
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Barbara Rohrer wrote:</div>

    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Pat Hayes wrote:</div>
    I have several inks, mostly Noodler’s and Rohrer & Klingner. Oh, to be honest, all but one of my bottles of ink is from one of those two companies. I think I buy pens just to have an excuse to buy more inks. My favorite, the ink I use in more pens than any other is Rohrer & Klingner Cassia. Oddly, as a rule I don’t like purple, but I fell in love with this purple ink from my first sample. I still write with other colors, and I have to admit that I am a sucker for Noonler’s Ink names. My latest is Black Swan in English Roses.

    Yes, Noodler’s Ink names are wonderful! I’m waiting on delivery of Dragon’s Napalm Red and also Alt-Goldgrun from Rohrer & Klingner. I really, really want that Black Swan in English Roses!

    I have some of the Black Swan in English Roses. It’s also another really nice colour, though I haven’t been using it in a while. The Dragon’s Napalm left me wanting but I think I have problems with red ink because it’s red. :)

    Two things I have leaned about Black Swan in English Roses.

    1) It really does look better when used in a Noodler’s pen. Somehow, you see more of the Black Swan.

    2) On the pink paper I use, it doesn’t look too red. I imagine that’s different on white paper. I recommend experimenting.

  • #29388
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    I second the love for Diamine Ancient Copper; I bought the small bottle, but at the rate I’m going I’ll be purchasing the larger size before long (in ink-usage terms). I’ve also been using DeAtramentis Jane Austen often this MoL. I ordered it when it was on sale even though I thought it was kind of a meh green, because Jane Austen, but I find that it matches or coordinates well with colors in a surprising number of the notecards I have on hand, and it’s been growing on me with each card or letter I write.

    My usual black is Noodler’s The Heart of Darkness (the large eye-dropper bottle’s included free pen was my introduction to the Platinum Preppy), and I also use Platinum Carbon Black — the desk pen is great for sketching. I too love Black Swan in English Roses, though I wish it dried a bit faster. For my blue I’ve been using Noodler’s Kung Te-Cheng.

    Last year my favorites were the Noodler’s mentioned above, Diamine Merlot, and DeAtramentis Aubergine, which I can’t stop myself from pronouncing Auberzheeeeeeeeeen.

    One thing that makes me sad is that my natural handwriting is quite small, so I don’t get the full benefit of the beautiful shading many of my favorite colors display.

  • #29533
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    Melissa Krueger
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    Love the Apache Sunset, though I haven’t used it a while it is very interesting. The other really nice one that is similar is Private Reserve Shoreline Gold. Very nice! I have a yellow Lamy with a 1.1 point nib that I’ve used with this ink. Very fitting!
    ?

    Also a very pretty color, and I have a bottle of that. I did a Goulet sample of it and loved the color… haven’t cracked open the bottle yet due to ooh…shiny! distraction with that J.Herbin ink. 🙂

    Autumn Oak is also similar, but a bit darker in hue… where Apache goes yellow to orange, Autumn goes orange to browns.

    If you’re looking for a brilliant turquoise blue – Private Reserve’s Naples Blue. Do it. Just… don’t argue. 🙂

    Postable: http://www.postable.com/melissakrueger ** Blog: http://www.measi.net/measiblog/

  • #29724
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    Valerie S Kelley
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    I got a bottle of Iroshizuku Yu-Yake last Friday and it has become my favorite ink for my daily writer-a Baoer 517 in dark orange with black tiger stripes-this combo just makes me smile.

  • #29766
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    Of the Noodler’s, Ottoman Rose is a favorite of mine. Also Liberty’s Elysium, which is exclusive to Goulet.

    Other inks: I’m fond of Iroshizuku Asa-gao, and I recently rediscovered Pelikan 4001 Blau-Schwarz, which I used quite a bit when I was in school. (Came across some at the L.A. Pen Show and bought a bottle.)

  • #29817
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    Oh man, this is no easy question! It depends on what I’m writing, the paper I’m using, and that silly thing the pen. Seems the pen/ink combo is important the more I write!

    So my top picks?
    J. Herbin 1670, in Grey & Red… contains gold dust. Great with my TWSBI 580 Diamond, 1.1 stub nib
    Noodler: Apache Sunset, Le Couleur Royale, Bad Belted Kingfisher (really cool blue)
    Diamine: would have to be Ancient Copper & Autumn Oak

    Dang… SO many

  • #29872
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    Oh man, this is no easy question! It depends on what I’m writing, the paper I’m using, and that silly thing the pen. Seems the pen/ink combo is important the more I write!

    So my top picks?
    J. Herbin 1670, in Grey & Red… contains gold dust. Great with my TWSBI 580 Diamond, 1.1 stub nib
    Noodler: Apache Sunset, Le Couleur Royale, Bad Belted Kingfisher (really cool blue)
    Diamine: would have to be Ancient Copper & Autumn Oak

    Dang… SO many

    You nailed it: The combination of pen and ink is rapidly becoming clear to me as I revive my fountain pen skills.
    I’m starting out with Noodler’s Flex Nib piston fill pen — first two inks were Noodler’s Dragon Napalm and Nightshade. They do so well on cotton rag paper and other dense stationery! Apache Sunset seems to want a medium nib? I’m oogling Bad Belted Kingfisher.
    Splurged on bottles of Alt-Goldgrun (Rohrer & Klinger) and J. Herbin 1670 Stormy Grey. OH MY 🙂 Gold flecks in anthracite — stroke of brilliance (wink).
    That Ancient Copper sounds beautiful.

  • #29873
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    Of the Noodler’s, Ottoman Rose is a favorite of mine. Also Liberty’s Elysium, which is exclusive to Goulet.

    Other inks: I’m fond of Iroshizuku Asa-gao, and I recently rediscovered Pelikan 4001 Blau-Schwarz, which I used quite a bit when I was in school. (Came across some at the L.A. Pen Show and bought a bottle.)

    Ottoman Rose ………… sigh. It just sounds so lovely.
    Your ink stand sounds like an experienced scribe’s collection!

  • #29874
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    I got a bottle of Iroshizuku Yu-Yake last Friday and it has become my favorite ink for my daily writer-a Baoer 517 in dark orange with black tiger stripes-this combo just makes me smile.

    Your description makes ME smile 🙂

  • #29875
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Christine wrote:</div>
    Love the Apache Sunset, though I haven’t used it a while it is very interesting. The other really nice one that is similar is Private Reserve Shoreline Gold. Very nice! I have a yellow Lamy with a 1.1 point nib that I’ve used with this ink. Very fitting!
    ?

    Also a very pretty color, and I have a bottle of that. I did a Goulet sample of it and loved the color… haven’t cracked open the bottle yet due to ooh…shiny! distraction with that J.Herbin ink. :)

    Autumn Oak is also similar, but a bit darker in hue… where Apache goes yellow to orange, Autumn goes orange to browns.

    If you’re looking for a brilliant turquoise blue – Private Reserve’s Naples Blue. Do it. Just… don’t argue. :)

    You make me want to drink the ink 🙂 Delicious descriptions.

  • #29876
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    I second the love for Diamine Ancient Copper; I bought the small bottle, but at the rate I’m going I’ll be purchasing the larger size before long (in ink-usage terms). I’ve also been using DeAtramentis Jane Austen often this MoL. I ordered it when it was on sale even though I thought it was kind of a meh green, because Jane Austen, but I find that it matches or coordinates well with colors in a surprising number of the notecards I have on hand, and it’s been growing on me with each card or letter I write.

    My usual black is Noodler’s The Heart of Darkness (the large eye-dropper bottle’s included free pen was my introduction to the Platinum Preppy), and I also use Platinum Carbon Black — the desk pen is great for sketching. I too love Black Swan in English Roses, though I wish it dried a bit faster. For my blue I’ve been using Noodler’s Kung Te-Cheng.

    Last year my favorites were the Noodler’s mentioned above, Diamine Merlot, and DeAtramentis Aubergine, which I can’t stop myself from pronouncing Auberzheeeeeeeeeen.

    One thing that makes me sad is that my natural handwriting is quite small, so I don’t get the full benefit of the beautiful shading many of my favorite colors display.

    Auberzheeeeeem! Love it 🙂
    Jane Austen ink. Brilliant.
    So many scribes using Ancient Copper and Black Swan in English Roses. The names are stellar.
    I find myself writing larger with fresh ink! Also wishing for a medium nib now.

  • #30607
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    Shaken, not stirred: Uncorked my bottle of J. Herbin 1670 Anniversary Ink (Stormy Grey) this weekend. All the lovely gold bits had settled to the bottom, naturally, so today I’ll find out how often that beautiful bottle needs shaking to keep the flecks of gold flowing with the deep coal grey. Feeling very cosmopolitan. 😉

    J. Herbin anniversary ink, courtesy www.jetpens.com

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