Noodler's Dromgoole's Exclusive Texas Bluebonnet is a bright blue ink with no shading or sheening. Not your run-of-the-mill blue, and a beautiful tribute to the Lone Star State!
|Volume:||3 oz - 88.7 ml|
New to fountain pens here, but I have a love/hate relationship with this ink. I've realized it all boils down to the combination of pen and paper with this ink, so I'm giving it 5/5. First off, the ink runs pretty wet, making all pens write with a bolder stroke. I tested this in a Noodler's Ahab, Lamy Safari (Fine), and a TWSBI Eco (Extra fine). I can't really describe the experience with the Ahab, since that pen has had some issues regardless of the ink. In the Lamy, it wrote much wetter than any other inks in that pen, making it seem somewhere between a medium and bold nib. In the TWSBI, even with the extra fine nib, it lays down a really thick, wet line--even thicker than the Lamy fine nib does with most other inks. That being said, I've gotten used to the wetter flow of the ink and have enjoyed using it on Rhodia and Clairefontaine paper. Don't even try it on notebook paper--it feathers quite a bit and bleeds through excessively. The color itself is fantastic, almost like a slate blue. There is also some decent shading on Tomoe River paper, just expect a longer drying time.
So on cheap notebook paper, the ink rates a 2/5. On Rhodia it's a 4.5/5 (writes well, just not very much shading), and on Tomoe River paper it's a 5/5. The Tomoe River paper just helps pull out a little more shading and makes the ink really pop. There is also a light bit of red/purple shading on Tomoe River paper.
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