Today's ink is Noodler's Legal Blue, which is one of Noodler's bulletproof inks, meaning that it is designed to be water resistant, bleach resistant, as well as archival and fade-resistant. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.
Legal Blue is a medium blue.
In large swabs on Tomoe River paper, the ink shows a kaleidoscope of dark pinks. The pink completely surprised me. I wish the ink looked like this in writing.
The ink drops took three days to dry, and the ink seemed a bit thin to me. In flex nib writing I found this ink really hard to control. I also had problems with nib creep with every pen I tried the ink in.
Dry time: 5 seconds-super fast dry time.
Water resistance: High-the water appeared to have no effect.
Feathering: Medium-the ink feathered on every paper except Tomoe River, not in every nib size, but at least half of them did show some feathering.
Show through: Medium
On 20 pound copy paper, there was some bleeding and feathering, but the ink did dry pretty quickly.
I used a broad Forest Green Conklin Duragraph on Tomoe River paper.
At first the ink gushed onto the page, and then settled to a very wet consistency-the nib felt like a double broad with this ink rather than a broad.
Overall, I don't like this ink at all. I had trouble with bleeding, feathering, nib creep, and the ink felt one nib size wetter than I used. If I had to pick, I liked this ink the best on Rhodia or Tomoe River in a fine or medium nib. I would only use this ink in very specific circumstances-the right papers and nib size, but only if I needed an eternal blue ink. This is not an ink I can ever see myself needing or buying. It does serve a purpose-it's just a very specific one.
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