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Not an ink test: Diamine Blue-Black.

Just a transcript this time, because I am too exhausted from schoolwork.

Something a little different today. My Sheaffer Prelude is one of my few medium-nib pens. It allows the ink to shine a bit more, & this ink deserves it. This is Diamine Blue-Black, a new favorite. I like how teal this appears on the page; it reminds me of Noodler's Air-Corp Blue [sic], while not being so wet. All of the Diamine inks I use are faster-drying than Noodler's, which make them great choices for journaling.

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Not an ink test: Diamine Blue-Black

Materials used: Diamine Blue-Black ink, Clairefontaine grid spiral notebook (14.8 x 21cm), Sheaffer Prelude fountain pen. The Noodler’s ink I mention is actually called Aircorp Blue-Black.

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Not an ink test: Noodler's FPN Dumas Tulipe Noire.

I am digging these ink tests, and not only because they provide me with content on the days I don’t feel like writing about anything very personal. Sometimes the ink test research helps me discover other inks I must have! As I was looking for the proper title for this ink, I discovered Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses, which appeals to me on so many levels.

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Not an ink test: Noodler's Tulipe Noire

Materials used: Noodler’s FPN Dumas Tulipe Noire ink, Clairefontaine grid spiral notebook (14.8 x 21cm), Pelikan Souveran M 400 white tortoiseshell fountain pen.

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Not an ink test: Noodler's Cayenne.

I always said I would do fountain pen ink tests when I had the time, so here we go. This is Noodler’s Cayenne, which is my new favorite red ink, despite it being more orangey than I expected. The orangey works! And although I would change a few things about this scan, I am posting it anyway. It is a first attempt, and I will improve.

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Not an Ink Test: Noodler's Cayenne

Materials used: Noodler’s Cayenne ink, Clairefontaine grid spiral notebook (14.8 x 21cm), Lamy 2000 fountain pen.

I purchased my ink, pen, and notebook at Flax Art and Design, and you should too. The store is amazing, and the good folks at the fine pens department are knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

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