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    Default EFNIR: Noodler's Pasternak

    Extra Fine Nib Ink Review: Noodler's Pasternak

    This is review #276 in my series. Here's the YouTube video:


    Post-recording notes: The Noodler's website says this ink is "purple" (also, Archival, Bullet Proof, Fluorescent, Forgery Resistant, Water Resistant). Some retailers list it as black. Some images look blue-black. One looks brownish reddish. On my slide, it looks blue-grey with some green lean (to the eye, not magnified). On my swatch card, it's grey with reddish undertones (later, it seems to be leaning blue now!). Maybe this ink is unstable, maybe it reacts to paper, or maybe it's batch variation - whatever it is, don't be surprised if the color you get doesn't resemble mine. (I shook the (gifted) vial vigorously before use.) Later: the cartridge clearly shows purple, but only grey comes out of the nib.

    Cleaning was the bear you would expect. A pinkish color clung to everything. Plan to use your entire cleaning arsenal. The ink looked very green going down the sink, and I swear the water-test ink looks greenish now, though no ink came off the page... Bizarre.

    Zoomed in photo (Not too far off. Doesn't look so fuzzy to the naked eye.)


    Screenshot (Text is a bit dark.)


    Scan of Completed Review (This is the closest to what my eyes see.)


    Absorbent Paper Close-up (top is puzzle paper like thick newsprint, bottom is old 20lb copy paper) (The contrast (dark spots) on the absorbent paper is very exaggerated compared to reality.)


    Line width (The "I" in "Ink:". Magnification is 100x. The grid is 100x100m. The scale is 390m, with thirteen divisions of 30m each. The line width for this ink is roughly 397m. With 276 inks measured, the average line width is 296m.) (Baystate Blue keeps its "widest line" title by 3 microns. )


    Microscope image (100x. My eyes see hints of purple, green, blue, and maybe yellow.)


    Microscope image (100x. Smartphone through eyepiece. Color is more accurate, but not entirely.)


    Water Test Results (To my eyes, all the text is as green as the far right edge of "4" in "Day 4" and parts of "ternak".)


    Previous Review: Herbin clat de Saphir.

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    Hope you enjoy. Comments appreciated!

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Noodler's Pasternak

    Thank you for another excellent review
    I found a new sample vile in my batch and it's still grey

    The microscopic image reminds me of ferrous particles
    Poor Quin, you've really put him in a bind. A great way of showing the challenges and his dilemmas

    Thanks for making our Tuesday so much fun 🙏🙏🙏

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Noodler's Pasternak



    This looks gray-green to me in Naked Eyedom, but the Mariana Trench images not only show this ink's other colors, like lavender and turquoise, but the fluorescence.

    I like Pasternak, and if I wasn't on an InkATorium, I'd be sore tempted.

    Sacrifice? When I'm writing a story or book it's like everything else gets sacrificed for that. 😜

    Liz, I have so enjoyed how your ink reviews progressed from Five Boxing Wizards to my beloved Tuesday serial-plus. Crossing my fingers for Quin's dad. Thanks!

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Noodler's Pasternak

    Thank you Liz - not an ink that I'm ever going to use, let alone buy, but interesting nonetheless, and I think I quite like the colour. I may just about be close to having enough grey inks, but never say never...

    So enjoying this phase of the story - the small domestic drama is perfect for my rather small world at the moment. I'm hoping for a cure for Quin's Daddy soon - but I'm (luckily) an eternal optimist.

    I do so enjoy these Tuesday interludes - they're such a treat.

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Noodler's Pasternak

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Thank you for another excellent review
    You're most welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    I found a new sample vile in my batch and it's still grey
    I have no idea what to say here, beyond the various possibilities I already noted. It's Noodler's - sometimes, you just gotta go with whatever comes out of the bottle...

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    The microscopic image reminds me of ferrous particles
    Yeah, I can see that. It reminds me of hot springs, sort of - all those mineral deposits forming shelves.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Poor Quin, you've really put him in a bind. A great way of showing the challenges and his dilemmas
    What will he do...? Tune in next time!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    Thanks for making our Tuesday so much fun 🙏🙏🙏
    Gladly!

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Noodler's Pasternak

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    This looks gray-green to me in Naked Eyedom, but the Mariana Trench images not only show this ink's other colors, like lavender and turquoise, but the fluorescence.

    I like Pasternak, and if I wasn't on an InkATorium, I'd be sore tempted.
    Yes, lots of interesting colors and cool formation. Perhaps one day, you know, when you run low on ink...

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Sacrifice? When I'm writing a story or book it's like everything else gets sacrificed for that. 😜
    Writing, schmiting - just reading a book is like that for me - I call it being "fictionally dysfunctional" - once I get into a book, anything that pulls me out of it is instantly loathed!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Liz, I have so enjoyed how your ink reviews progressed from Five Boxing Wizards to my beloved Tuesday serial-plus. Crossing my fingers for Quin's dad. Thanks!
    Thank you!

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Noodler's Pasternak

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Thank you Liz ...
    You're very welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    ... not an ink that I'm ever going to use, let alone buy, but interesting nonetheless, and I think I quite like the colour. I may just about be close to having enough grey inks, but never say never...
    Enough inks is an oxymoron!

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    So enjoying this phase of the story - the small domestic drama is perfect for my rather small world at the moment. I'm hoping for a cure for Quin's Daddy soon - but I'm (luckily) an eternal optimist.
    The fate of Quin's dad is still unknown. Feel free (everyone) to make suggestions on how I should resolve it... (Not being Russian, I do tend toward happy endings, but there's still the mechanics of it, and since this is a sub-plot, it doesn't have to end happily...)

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I do so enjoy these Tuesday interludes - they're such a treat.
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Noodler's Pasternak

    Quote Originally Posted by LizEF View Post


    Writing, schmiting - just reading a book is like that for me - I call it being "fictionally dysfunctional" - once I get into a book, anything that pulls me out of it is instantly loathed!
    That's how Klaw ended up at the therapist

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Noodler's Pasternak

    Offhand, I don't see much difference between this and Lexington Gray, a favorite ink of mine.

    Thanks, as always!!

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Noodler's Pasternak

    Quote Originally Posted by Yazeh View Post
    That's how Klaw ended up at the therapist

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Noodler's Pasternak

    Quote Originally Posted by Brilliant Bill View Post
    Offhand, I don't see much difference between this and Lexington Gray, a favorite ink of mine.

    Thanks, as always!!
    You're most welcome! When I get to Lexington Gray, I'll compare them.

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Noodler's Pasternak

    Quote Originally Posted by LizEF View Post
    It's Noodler's - sometimes, you just gotta go with whatever comes out of the bottle...
    Is this Nathan's newest company motto? Gonna make a great t-shirt!

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Noodler's Pasternak

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by LizEF View Post
    It's Noodler's - sometimes, you just gotta go with whatever comes out of the bottle...
    Is this Nathan's newest company motto? Gonna make a great t-shirt!

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    Default Re: EFNIR: Noodler's Pasternak

    I neglected to check or mention it, but this ink fluoresces under black light *very* well!

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