Noodler's Habanero: Ink Review

Noodler's Habanero ink of various papers

Noodler's Habanero ink is a fiery addition to any collection of inks, promising a vibrant writing experience reminiscent of its spicy namesake. As we delve into its performance across various aspects, let's explore how well this ink lives up to its bold reputation.


Noodler's Habanero test on Rhodia paper
Noodler's Habanero ink on Tomoe River paper
Noodler's Habanero ink on Leuchtturm1917  paper


Ink Review 

Supplies Used:

Smear Test (Dry Time):

  • 20+ seconds – Not a particularly fast drier. This reminds me of Southwest Sunset but slightly faster! 

Drip Test (Water Resistance):

  • Low – Most of the lovely orange color gets washed out with drips and the smear


  • Medium– Habanero is a lighter ink with high color saturation. As you can see, there's not much difference between swabs 1 and 3, but there is a little bit. 

Ease of Cleaning:

  • Easy – Light colored inks are usual a breeze to clean and Habanero is no different! 


  • High - From light orange to a much darker orange-red shade, you can see some lovely shading with Habanero on every paper tested


  • High – One of the wetter writing Noodler's inks but it's not a fast-dry kind of action. This ink just feels smooth coming out of the pen! 

 Packaging and Aesthetics:

  • The Noodler's 3oz bottles coming filled to the brim and always have some interesting art work. Each bottle is the perfect size for continuous filling and they seal perfectly.
Noodler's Habanero bottle and examples on various paper

If you're interested in similar colors, check out our Swab Shop where you can compare colors side by side.


Noodler's Habanero lives up to its name, delivering a fiery, vibrant ink that dazzles with its stunning shading and bold hues. A classic color from Noodler's, it sets a high standard for any orange ink out there. Here's to embracing the vivid warmth this ink brings to every stroke!

Noodler's Habanero ink on Tomoe River paper
Noodler's Habanero ink on Tomoe River paper

This color is available in 3oz bottles as well as our sample size.