Noodler's Apache Sunset (3oz Bottled Ink)

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3oz (90ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Apache Sunset fountain pen ink.
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Noodler's Apache Sunset (3oz Bottled Ink)

3oz (90ml) glass bottle of Noodler's Apache Sunset orange fountain pen ink.

Noodler’s inks are handcrafted, so there may be slight color variations from batch to batch.

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Bottled Inks
Bottle Material
Fast Drying
Freeze Resistant
Ink Color
Iron Gall
Water Resistant
Noodler's Apache Sunset (3oz Bottled Ink) is rated 4.6371 out of 5 by 259.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Max Shading But Practicality? Everyone raved about this ink because of the huge range of shading from light yellow to orange to deep red. That totally exists on Rhodia 80gsm but on cheaper paper, it's less pronounced because the ink doesn't get to pool up and instead just soaks into the fibers. I don't see myself really using this ink all the time, but more as a novelty or with a brush pen for some beautiful shading. To get the most out of this ink I would recommend using a really FAT nib or a brush pen. It's also a little watery (which is how it can be so beautifully variable) and probably never really dries, so avoid touching your work at all costs!!!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lives up to the hype I have used this ink in a Pilot Custom 74 broad nib and in a Monteverde Invincia Stylus medium nib with equally beautiful results (on both Clairefontaine and Rhodia paper). The ink flows extremely well with no feathering or bleedthrough, cleaning is a breeze, and shading is of course incredible. However, if using this ink for very quick writing (when note taking in a lecture for example), the color leans to yellow, shading is significantly reduced and the ink becomes difficult to read. With that said, Apache Sunset is one of those colors that just makes you smile, so I always keep it on hand in one of my fountain pens to use for titles and marginalia.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The shading master You'll hear it over and over again, but Apache Sunset really is the ink for shading. The natural pooling of the ink on the downstrokes makes each letter look like it is made from a sunset, going from a rusty red to an almost yellow color. Writes very smoothly, but this ink really shines in a pen that writes very wet or with substantial line variation. Of my pens, I prefer to use this one in the Nakmiki Falcon the most. I find this a little too light to use for daily writing, journaling, or most letters, but it is a fascinating ink and a beautiful color. I am just not sure how often I would actually use it...thus the 4-star rating.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Color Effects Just got this as a sampler today and put it in a Noodler's Ahab flex nib. The color variation between the deep, dark, red and the pale yellow is really quite striking. Not sure I'd use this as my every-day ink, but I will definitely be ordering a bottle. One note about this ink. The color striation and variation is the most stark on good quality paper. I noticed that, on my Rhodia 80g notepad, the darkest reds actually stayed dark red and dried that way. However, on simple copy paper, you're far more likely to get much less vibrant hues of orange than you are with better paper. So, if you buy this ink, and you want the color variations from red to yellow, you need to use this on good paper
Date published: 2015-02-05
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 5 out of 5 by from Apache Sunset When I first started collecting and writing with fountain pens, I would have never guessed that the my favorite ink color would be orange. Before I purchased this ink, all of my favorite inks were blue inks; Montblanc Midnight Blue, Diamine Majestic Blue, and Noodler's Ottoman Azure. This ink flows perfectly and writes very smoothly, it shades with even the finest of nibs. The name of this ink fits the color perfectly, on white paper it looks like a deep orange and yellow sunset. I always have this ink in at least one of my pens at all times. This is defiantly a "must have" ink.
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 3 out of 5 by from It's okay but not as great... 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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