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Water resistance test : Noodler's Polar Black ink

Reading this thread on FPN about Noodler's Black ink, I wanted to make a similar test with my current favorite ink (with Pharmacist's Iron Gall Blue-Black), Noodler's Polar Black.

So I decided to try a similar water resistance test. Similar but not the same, because for example I have no newspaper near me today :)

I've used 4 kinds of paper : Rhodia Dot Pad, unnamed office copy paper, PostIt note and a page of glossy magazine paper.

Here you have the samples after writing :

Water test : Noodler's Polar Black 1/3

Here the four samples after being submerged in water for 10 minutes :

Water test : Noodler's Polar Black 2/3

And here after some torture...

Water test : Noodler's Polar Black 3/3

The ink is wonderful in all samples besides the glossy paper. Why doesn't it perform great on it? If I understand right, it's because it bulletproofness comes from bonding with cellulose in paper, and in glossy paper there is a layer impermeable between the ink and the cellulose, bonding is way limited.

I really love this ink, my ink of choice (with Pharmacist's Iron Gall Ink) for everyday use!

I've posted this review on the same thread in FPN.

LostInBrittany

Spaniard lost in Brittany, unconformist coder, Java craftsman, dreamer and all-around geek

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