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Habanero, by Noodler's ink



I've often called Noodler's ink very functional and not very beautiful. And even though that is mostly true, some of their colors are definitely challenging that opinion. Black Swan in Australian Roses is a beautiful ink and when I saw Habanero on Reddit, I knew I would have to buy this ink too. A color that is mostly suitable for personal writing, but with the Corona lockdown, you can use anything for work notes while in a video call. 

High shading, no feathering, no significant show-through, and decent lubrication. The ink writes really nice. However, it is very wet and has an extremely long drying time. On Tomoe river paper it looks wet for more than half an hour and smears very easily, even after 45-60 minutes. This of course does limit the possible use of the ink, less suitable for a notebook or journaling.  Once dry, a little bit of water will ruin it, but the ink remains legible if you're quick enough with a kitchen towel. 

Compared to other orange inks this one is bright and dark. Both Cornaline d'Egypt and Orange Indien (both Herbin) are more light and less bright. Fuyu-gaki is equally bright but leans more towards red. 

Habanero is a beautiful ink with one serious drawback. But, I intend to keep using it!



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