Noodler's inks are known for their affordability, wide range of colors, and good performance on more absorbent papers that are not normally fountain pen friendly. Noodler’s inks are handcrafted, so there may be slight color variations from batch to batch.
When I asked my husband to order Noodler�s Navy, I had no idea that he was ordering my all time favorite Noodler�s ink. I absolutely loved this ink from the very minute I put it in my pen and started writing with it. In order to test the ink, I have been using my Sheaffer Targa with an extra-fine nib, which is the pen I normally use for writing. The first thing I�ve noticed is how beautifully the ink has been behaving. Even though I didn�t use any special fountain pen paper, just regular notes paper, the ink did not feather AT ALL and let the pen maintain a consistently smooth and even extra-fine line all the time I was writing (which haven�t been the case with Noodler�s X-feather ink, so I certainly did not expect Noodler�s Navy to be any better). The second positive feature of this ink is that it dries very fast and leaves no chance for smearing. It dries in about 1-2 seconds after being put on paper, which is a blessing! And finally, I am absolutely in love with the color of this ink, which to me looks more like a pleasant and mellow teal blue rather than navy. From now on, this is my favorite Noodler�s ink and it�s not leaving my desk or my pen�s cartridge.