Today is another reader request ink review, Noodler's Antietam. Antietam is from the standard Noodler's line, meaning that it doesn't have any bulletproof or archival properties. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.
Antietam is a bright red-brown.
The large swab took a long time to dry. The ink drops never fully dried though.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On 20 pound copy paper there was a little bit of feathering but other than that the ink behaved well.
Diamine Burnt Sienna, Bookbinders Eastern Brown, and Birmingham Pen Walnut St. Brown. Click here to see the brown inks together.
I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. I did have some trouble with this ink drying. Even thirty minutes after I wrote this page, it was still wet in spots and was easily smeared.
Overall, it does have some drying time issues on Tomoe River paper, which is my favorite paper. I prefer Diamine Ancient Copper over Antietam, it's a similar color but behaves better. Give Antietam a try, you might love it.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.