Ink Review #271: Noodler's Ottoman Rose


Today's ink is Noodler's Ottoman Rose. I purchased my sample of ink from Anderson Pens. This is one of those inks that looks a little different on every paper.


The color:

Ottoman Rose is a deep magenta pink.


After three days the large swab and ink drops still haven't dried.


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

Feathering: Low-there was some feathering in the flex nib on Rhodia.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was just a little bit of bleeding in the flex nib.

Other properties: No shading, no sheen, and no shimmer

On 20 pound copy paper there was a little bit of feathering but other than that the ink behaved well.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Kaweco Ruby Red, Noodler's Ottoman Rose, and Diamine Deep Magenta. Click here to see the Noodler's inks together. 

Diamine Claret, KWZ Raspberry, and Monteverde Garnet. Click here to see the pink inks together. Garnet seems the closest to Ottoman Rose, but it's a little less red.


Longer writing: 

I used a fine Montegrappa Copper Mule on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow. 


Overall, the color is nice, but it does have a few issues: some feathering and bleeding, as well as very long dry times on Tomoe River paper. If you love this color, I would suggest trying Monteverde Garnet (which I prefer) as well as Ottoman Rose. Give it 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.