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A 2ml sample of Noodler's Apache Sunset fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.
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INK SAMPLE - Noodler's Apache Sunset

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

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Water Resistant
INK SAMPLE - Noodler's Apache Sunset is rated 4.6236 out of 5 by 178.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun shading color I bought this because so many people rave about this color. The shade variation is pretty especially if in a "wet" pen. That being said, if you write with a wet pen to get the shade variation, it takes a while to dry. It's great for the fall season, and I used this ink to draw leaves on cards for relatives and they really liked the effect. I only docked a star for personal preference as I seem to prefer Dragon's Napalm more, but as I said it's just preference. Great shading color and I would recommend to anyone!! Shades I was able to get from this one ink: Marigold yellow, Ruddy orange, Deep rust color, and almost a Brown. 4 shades in one ink is very impressive to me!!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beautiful shading...for awhile. I love the color, when it goes down. Writing with it is a joy. The problem I have with this ink is it fades quickly in an office environment with no windows, just from exposure to overhead lighting. Even in a closed notebook, the shading seems to become much less pronounced over time, which I found to be unusual. A fine nib doesn't really do it justice, so be sure to try in at least a medium...I'd been using it in a fine TWSBI mini, and just switched to a lamy F, which isn't really a fine nib IMO. It has much more dramatic shading and I'm hoping it will age better. If so, I'll update this review if I can.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ink Sample I was trying to stop myself from buying an entire bottle of Apache Sunset by getting only the small sample. Thinking, naively, that this would curb my desire to have it. It has only made me want to purchase a full bottle even more. It is so beautiful and I love, love how the ink shades with such beautiful color variation. This is my favorite part of writing with fountain pens which you just cannot achieve with the 'standard' ball point! If I can wait till my birthday it will be a great gift to tell the family to get me, but I may given in before then!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful on the right paper The behavior of Apache Sunset seems to be highly dependent on the paper, more so than other inks I've tried. It writes beautifully on my Rhodia and Exacompta paper, with lots of shading and zero feathering. In my Leuchtturm1917 notebook, however, it feathers, has very little shading, and is rather muted in hue, whereas other inks do not do this on said paper. I highly recommend this if you want an interesting ink with lots of shading. It does come out a bit wet out of my Lamy Vista Extra Fine.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful color variation with glass nib pen! I sampled Apache Sunset through a friend's ink drop -- which led me to join ink drop... so that tells you something right away. It works beautifully with my Italian glass nib pen; as I rotate the pen to draw the ink through, the colors shift. Reminds me of those variegated yarns that shift color tones. It's like writing out a sunset -- even without a flex nib. A surprisingly versatile color. it goes really well with several note cards I have and looks great on an envelope with those King and Queen of Hearts US Postage stamps. ;)
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Overrated I found this ink very underwhelming. I only have one fountain pen that I enjoy taking to work, but it gets most of it's use in my personal journal. I tried this ink in my journal and found it too light for my taste, and I couldn't justify taking it to work, either. In my journal, I often thought the ink reminded me of water with orange food coloring. While I realize fountain pen ink is mostly water, I don't want to be thinking about that while I'm writing. I found myself not wanting to use my fountain pen at all, so I stopped using this ink after a couple days. I probably won't even finish the sample vial.
Date published: 2016-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Color and Shading Both the color and the shading of this ink is beautiful. Even on cheap paper, it has some degree of shading. It doesn't perform too well on cheap paper, though, it bleeds and spreads easily even in fines, for me at least, but I see no point it using this ink on cheap paper.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's okay but not as great... ...as Stephen Brown's lauds. Actually I am finding that it is very, very similar to Noodler's Habanero. I know that Brian's swab of Habanero is considerably darker than Apache's, but when the ink comes out of my pens on to paper they are not so markedly dissimilar in saturation. I think Apache is over-rated, with apologies to my Dutch friend. I got Habanero because it is closest to my alma mater's color, Burnt Orange. So I will still prefer it over Apache and in fact I have a bottle of Habanero, one of only four bottles I own at present.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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