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    Default Ink Institute – Cat at Noon

    Ink Institute – Cat at Noon

    I got this ink on a whim. I have nothing to compare it with. It's very pale, almost transparent. The bright colour was a drop of ink that never got absorbed by the paper.
    Cat - comparaison.jpg

    This ink had flow issues. Lamy did not like it. I had to prime it often. For Ahab after a couple of days, it was acceptable.
    The writing experience was akin writing with water. I use quite a bit of iron gall inks. Essri/Scabiosa are Doyou compared to this one

    The intense coral colour you see, is done with extreme flex, on a thick absorbent paper.
    The nib scratched out the paper, for lack of lubrication. Pity the colour is really nice, almost a golden, orange, salmon.
    The line below is without any pressure, with a Lamy Safari broad.
    1Cat - Pauper.jpeg
    The colour is really nice in absorbent paper, this is on Field Notes:
    2Cat - Field NOtes.jpeg


    Ink had difficulty to dry even fast even on copy paper. Normally ink drops splatter, this one curls into a ball.
    The one good experience I had was sketching, when there was ink flow. This colour would probably be very nice in a room but not for writing or on very absorbent paper.

    Cat - Midroi.jpg
    Here is a photo:
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    Ironically this ink has some water resistance:
    IS - Cat at Noon - WT Before.jpegCat - WT - After.jpeg
    I am sure, there are many creative members who can make this ink work. If you had a different experience please let me know.

    · Pen used: Noodler’s Ahab / Lamy Safari Broad
    · Ghosting: None
    · Bleed through: None
    · Flow Rate: It took a day to work in Ahab… Needed constant priming in Safari
    · Lubrication: Non existent
    · Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
    · Start-up: Difficult to say. As the ink is so pale that at time I wasn't sure if I was writing at all
    · Saturation: n/a
    · Shading Yes.
    · Sheen: No
    · Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: See for yourself
    · Nib Creep: Nope.
    · Staining (pen): One of the easiest inks to clean.
    · Clogging: None.
    · Water resistance: Ironically it has some water resistant.
    · Availability: Only in 30 ml bottles

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    Default Re: Ink Institute – Cat at Noon

    Oh what a shame - it's the sort of colour I absolutely love, but just sounds like too much hard work for me.

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    Default Re: Ink Institute – Cat at Noon

    What does this color have to do with a cat at noon? Is the cat supposed to be bleeding?

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    A: It can be.
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    A: No it isn't.
    M: Yes it is! It's not just contradiction.
    A: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.
    M: Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'
    A: Yes it is!
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    Default Re: Ink Institute – Cat at Noon

    In France they say "at night, all cats are grey." Maybe it's related to that.

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    Default Re: Ink Institute – Cat at Noon

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Oh what a shame - it's the sort of colour I absolutely love, but just sounds like too much hard work for me.
    I know.
    Before I did this the review, I checked what other people say. I didn't find much about the problems, I encountered. So It might have been a fluke. If you have ink flow products, you probably can mitigate the flow... the colour is truly unique...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    What does this color have to do with a cat at noon? Is the cat supposed to be bleeding?

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    I have no idea. It belongs to a theme, cat at dawn/ dusk/midnight and noon. Maybe it's a homage to the golden cat


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    Default Re: Ink Institute – Cat at Noon

    Quote Originally Posted by guyy View Post
    In France they say "at night, all cats are grey." Maybe it's related to that.
    Maybe, though it's a Taiwanese brand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Oh what a shame - it's the sort of colour I absolutely love, but just sounds like too much hard work for me.
    I contacted another reviewer. They didn't have a problem. So, it might have been my sample...

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    Default Re: Ink Institute – Cat at Noon

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    ...Normally ink drops splatter, this one curls into a ball. ...
    Curling up in a ball where you're trying to write is pretty cat-like.

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    Default Re: Ink Institute – Cat at Noon

    Perhaps by a lucky accident, I think I understood at once what Cat at Noon might mean. The expression "like a black cat at midnight" describes extremely dark blackness. So I thought Cat at Noon might be the opposite, a not very dark at all ink. And so it was.

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    Default Re: Ink Institute – Cat at Noon

    The opposite of very black isn't pale red...

    Sent from my SM-G991U using Tapatalk
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    A: No you didn't; no, you came here for an argument.
    M: An argument isn't just contradiction.
    A: It can be.
    M: No it can't. An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition.
    A: No it isn't.
    M: Yes it is! It's not just contradiction.
    A: Look, if I argue with you, I must take up a contrary position.
    M: Yes, but that's not just saying 'No it isn't.'
    A: Yes it is!
    M: No it isn't!

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    Default Re: Ink Institute – Cat at Noon

    It could mean bleached ginger

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    Default Re: Ink Institute – Cat at Noon

    Either way, it seems pretty anemic to me.

    Thank you, Yazeh, for taking the time to do this review.

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