Waterman Mysterious Blue Ink Review

Hey everyone! This is my next installment of the October 2015 ink drop ink reviews! Every month after the Goulet Pen Company announces the monthly ink drop, I will review all 5 of the inks during the week so you can have an idea of what they all look like! This time it is Waterman Mysterious Blue.

Waterman Mysterious Blue

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Pros:

  • Quick dry time.
  • Workplace friendly.
  • A grey-blue that could be a nice alternative to a blue-black if you want something less dark.

Cons:

  • Not waterproof.
  • Color could come off as a little dull.

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CONCLUSION!

It is a nice ink, but isn’t my favorite. It was a cool one to get a sample of, but I think the color is just a little too dull. If I want a blue/turquoise for daily use I would use Diamine Eau de Nil.

You can pick up a bottle of Waterman Mysterious Blue (50 mL) for $11.00 at the Goulet Pen Company.

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Noodler’s Heart of Darkness Ink Review

Welcome back to another ink review on The Southpaw Pen! This ink I received in the October 2015 Goulet Pens ink drop named “Witching Hour” – a Halloween themed ink drop. I put it in my Vanishing Point and fell in love! I have a bottle of it on the way now and can’t wait to fill my Vanishing Point again.

Noodler’s Heart of Darkness

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Pros:

  • Well behaved.
  • Waterproof/bulletproof.
  • Nice solid black.
  • Workplace friendly.

Cons:

  • If you like working with color, this is a fairly plain black.

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CONCLUSION!

I love this ink – it is a great workplace ink as well as just a general everyday writer. I can see why everyone is excited about this ink. It has great properties, well behaved on all sorts of paper, and is waterproof!

You can pick up Noodler’s Heart of Darkness at Goulet Pens for $19.00 for a 4.5oz bottle (with a free pen!).

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Diamine Eau de Nil Ink Review

Hey everyone! I’m back with another ink review! This time it is a beautiful color from Diamine called Eau de Nil. Currently, this dark turquoise is my favorite go to ink and I’ve been using it daily since I received it in a “Surprise Me!” sample from Goulet Pens.

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Dry Time: 10-15 seconds

Saturation: Very saturated.

Water Resistance: A little resistant.

Shading: Some shading.

Flow: Wet.

Ghosting: Little.

Bleedthrough: None.

Conclusion!

I love this ink. It is a dark turquoise, with almost an undertone of grey to it. I don’t think I’d consider it someones everyday writer, or work appropriate, but it is my favorite ink for journalling and for note taking. I have it currently inked in my Newton Custom Pen, and as of writing this review it is far and above all of the other inks I’ve tried as my favorite.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or requests don’t hesitate to comment here or email me at lexie9894@live.com.

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Rohrer & Klingner Smaragdgrün Ink Review

This was my first experience with Rohrer & Klingner and I was very surprised that I liked this color so much. The Smaragdgrün is a nice green-blue color and has some nice colors in it. Hope you enjoy!

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Dry Time: 15-20 seconds.

Saturation: Medium.

Water Resistance: Very little.

Shading: Some.

Flow: Medium.

Ghosting: Some.

Bleedthrough: None!

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Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-Budo Ink Review

I can see why people like the Iroshizuku line so much – the colors are vibrant and well behaved. The Yama-Budo ink had some good shading properties and some beautiful colors. Hope you enjoy!

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Dry Time: 10-15 seconds.

Saturation: High saturation.

Water Resistance: Medium resistance.

Shading: A little – medium. I can see multiple shades, it was just mostly on the darker side with less shading.

Ghosting: Some.

Bleedthrough: Very little.

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Noodler’s Bad Blue Heron Ink Review

I finally reviewed one of my samples I received from a Goulet Pens order a while back. Noodler’s Bad Blue Heron is an interesting ink because it is considered a fraud resistant and waterproof ink. It is a very cool blue-black ink and I think the color is very nice. Hope you enjoy!

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Dry Time: < 5 seconds – super fast! A nice property of this ink.

Saturation: High saturation.

Water Resistance: Very water resistant!

Shading: Not too much, some.

Flow: Wet.

Ghosting: Some.

Bleedthrough: Very little.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or requests don’t hesitate to comment here or email me at lexie9894@live.com.

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Diamine Sherwood Green Ink Review

Diamine Sherwood Green is a very deep, saturated green. It has some beautiful colors and it has been a very well behaved ink. Hope you enjoy!

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Dry Time: 10-15 seconds.

Saturation: Very saturated.

Shading: A little, more with a broad nib. You can get some very pretty colors.

Flow: Wet.

Ghosting: None.

Bleedthrough: None.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or requests don’t hesitate to comment here or email me at lexie9894@live.com.

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