INK SAMPLE - Noodler's Rome Burning

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Product Code IS-N19069
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A 2ml sample of Noodler's Rome Burning fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.
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INK SAMPLE - Noodler's Rome Burning

A 2ml sample of Noodler's Rome Burning fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Availability
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Condition
New
Brand
Noodler's
Type
Ink Samples
Fast Drying
No
Fluorescent
No
Freeze Resistant
No
Ink Color
Brown
Iron Gall
No
Lubricated
No
Pigmented
No
Scented
No
Shimmer
No
Volume
2ml
Water Resistant
Yes
INK SAMPLE - Noodler's Rome Burning is rated 3.9737 out of 5 by 38.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's an OK Brown I bought this ink as part of my Ink Drop membership. It is a pleasant golden brown as shown in the photograph. When I rinse it under running water it turns to an ok violet color. The ink is very watery and soaks through cheap paper. However, it does not work well with the flex nib, and it seems to skip easily. Too much flexing and I get railroading typical of most watery inks. The color actually is the color of sand I wanted for a drawing I have been trying to create. I might purchase a bottle just to finish the drawing. However, I don't see much use for the violet left by putting the ink under running water except possibly in a Chemistry class when I discuss solvents and solubility.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A weird, unique ink. I'm not going to lie, this ink is kind of an enigma. It's an extremely wet ink that goes on the page a dark brown, and dries within a second or two to a deep gold. It looks like it has a sparkly sheen without actually having one, and once dry, the page can be run under water for a short time and the yellow component of the ink washes away and leaves a beautiful lavender behind. It does spread and feather on copy paper, and bleeds through like a madman on any cheap paper. It's not really well behaved. It gushes from dip nibs. There's no shading to speak of. This definitely isn't a normal, everyday ink. But I do like it. The color is unique enough to make me keep a pen inked with it for jotting random things down. For me personally I'd rate this ink a 4, but I know some people out there would be disappointed by Rome Is Burning's behavior on the page, so it gets 3 stars.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'm liking it. Great for editing. This ink has grown on me rapidly. Some have complained of excessive feathering and bleedthrough and I my experiences are quite positive along these dimensions. I have used this ink at the office for a couple of weeks now and it behaves very well on a wide variety of papers. Feathering has been minimal/negligible and bleedthrough has not been on problem at all on everything but the cheapest of papers. It is an intriguing color, similar to Iroshizuku Ina Ho. I find myself using it for editing, mark ups and marginal notations as it offers a clear contrast on printed documents. I'm very pleased with Rome Burning. I love the theme and the label. As for the customer experience, you just can't beat the job that the team at Goulet Pen Company does every single day. Tremendous.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mostly brown, rarely purple I'm currently using this in a 50s-era Pelikan 400 medium; it ends up writing fairly wet, but dries quickly. The result is a light, unsaturated brown -- not as punchy as Noodler's whaleman's sepia, but much much easier to handle without dilution. It washes out purple (the purple binds to the paper, and the brown doesn't, presumably), but one doesn't see the purple in normal use, except on the nib, where the ink creep is entirely purple. It's amusing to use this to write in Latin.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun color, juicy ink I resisted ordering this, thinking it might be too gimmicky. Then I received a thank you note with an order that was written in Rome Burning, and I had to have some. The color is unusual, but not so much so that it is unusable. The ink seems wet in the pen I am using, but not uncontrollably so. I've been using it for personal writing and notes at work, and have had no trouble with office-quality paper. I don't do extensive tests on inks, but I had to try washing this one out. They aren't kidding. The yellow washes away, and a medium violet stays behind.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from while Nero fiddled! so much confusion.... I LOVE and HATE this ink!!! it's great, such a distinct colour, it's different, interesting, smooth, and WET!!! but BLOODY HELL DOES IT FEATHER!!! If you use a flex nib you're DOOMED!!!! It even feathered on clairefontaine TRIOMPHE!!!!! i can't believe it...... surprisingly enough, it doesn't feather as much on cheap paper...... i don't get it...... don't use flex pens with this... but it's a great ink otherwise
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hoping for the same beautiful color - just a little better behaved One of Noodler's most unique colors- but is so wet it spreads, feathers and bleeds the instant it hits the paper. Tried various nib styles and widths and papers, including dip pens... no combination tames or helps with controlling the ink flow. It is a BEAUTIFUL color. I would not hesitate a bit if I were using this for art/washes etc. Like others mention, it goes on a dark brown and dries to a stunning gold'ish... Though it doesn't meet my need at this time.. I hope all the positive comments will persuade Noodler's to create a similar ink better suited for fountain or dip pen use. Please :) ("Would you recommend this to a friend" = for art/washed etc YES , for fountain pen use :( Nope ) For the color and alternate uses , I must say yes
Date published: 2015-06-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK. A little blah Not the most exciting color in the world. Doesn't actually look very gold like in the picture in use. Sort of a less exciting brown. Honestly, the most interesting thing about this ink is what happens when you're not writing with it. It's bulletproof. But the water washes away the brown color, leaving a dusty blue color. Sort of a chameleon effect. The only sad thing is you have to wash the ink away to see anything interesting happen here. And really, the blue that's left behind is a better color than the color it starts with.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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