Noodlers Polar Purple Ink is a new release for 2017 by Noodlers. This new ink falls in their “polar” series of inks, created specifically to avoid, fading and forgery. One key feature of the Polar inks is their resistance to freezing, hence the Polar name.
Since Noodlers Polar Purple Ink is forgery resistant it is invulnerable to lasers, alcohol and other forgery techniques. The Ink is also impervious to UV light, bleach resistant, fade resistant and is even freeze resistant. Polar Purple is also classified as “bulletproof” by Noodlers meaning it is extremely durable and waterproof, etc. The color of Noodlers Polar Purple Ink is a nice light lavender color, that is similar to Noodlers Tchaikovsky in its Russian series, with a few different characteristics.
Noodlers inks are made in the United States and immense in options, characteristics and colors. Because of the wide assortment of ink properties Noodlers produces, you can probably find exactly what you are looking for in an ink.
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We noticed the following characteristics while testing Noodlers Polar Purple Ink that you may find helpful.
For our review, we used a French made J. Herbin glass spiral dip pen on Rhodia dot pad paper. The dip pen has a tip that is similar to a fine fountain pen nib.
Noodlers ink comes in a large capacity 3 oz. glass bottle, which is about 89 ml. Each bottle is filled to the brim, so be careful when opening. Noodlers inks, all come in a simple Noodlers cardboard box with a stamp of the ink color on the top. However, the labels on each color of Noodlers ink contain unique and interesting artwork depicting the ink’s name and color. Noodlers Polar Purple Ink is no different with an arctic scene of a polar bear, seal and penguins.
Noodlers Polar Purple Ink is a great value at only $12.50 for this US manufactured ink. This makes Noodlers ink on the value or economic ink price range, especially due to the size of the bottle.
Using the glass dip pen, we found a lighting fast dry time of less than 1 second, as we couldn’t get a smear using this ink in a normal fashion. This has been one of the fastest drying inks we have ever tested.
During normal use, we found a very, very small amount of bleeding on Rhodia paper. However, during the cotton swab test, more bleeding was apparent especially with at the wettest portions of the test.
We perceived no feathering at all using Noodlers Polar Purple Ink, even during the water test.
During our water test, where we run a soaking wet cotton swab over an ink sample that has dried for about 3 minutes, we found that Noodlers Polar Purple Ink is absolutely waterproof. There was no color smearing, no smudging, no feathering, etc.
We found that Noodlers Polar Purple Ink was pretty consistent in its coloring and did not experience much shading using this ink.
Conclusion about the Noodlers Polar Purple Ink
Fantastic ink that is absolutely waterproof, forgery resistant. The ink is also archival quality and is even freeze resistant. If you want to preserve what you write, Noodlers Polar Purple Ink is a wonderful choice. Nice soft color that is great for journals, letter writing and other documents that you would like to preserve. Noodlers Polar Purple Ink is a good value and you will not be disappointed. Happy writing!
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