Noodler's inks are known for their affordability, wide range of colours, and good performance on more absorbent papers that do not normally fountain pen friendly. They are also known for their distinctive label art, featuring unique drawings that often reflect their creator's strongly held political and economic ideals. Dedicated to keeping prices as low as possible, Noodler's uses simple bottles and packaging, with boxes made of recycled paper. All Noodler's inks are 100% made in the USA.
- Glass Noodler's ink bottles are filled to the brim with ink. If you receive this ink in a glass bottle, be careful when opening it to avoid spilling.
- Because Noodler's inks are hand made in small batches, the colours can vary slightly from one bottle to another.
If you want to get someone's attention, send them a letter written in Noodler's Dragon's Napalm ink. It's the perfect ink for the task, as it is very close to the colour of safety orange – that attention-getting hue that adorns traffic cones, the tips of toy guns, hunting caps, inmate jumpsuits, and the official state fungus of Ohio – the orange barrel.
It's a vibrant, highly saturated, ink that produces a bright, solid line in a fine-nibbed pen. In a broad-nibbed pen, though, it shades to a deep orange-red, and it takes on a slightly pink tinge when under the right light.
Dragons are known to the western world as fearsome, fire-breathing creatures that will engulf entire cities in flame to ensure that their snacks of medieval peasants are cooked to perfection. However, this particular dragon's fire can be easily quenched by a little bit of water; it did not hold up well on any of the water tests. The smear test, in which one runs a wet finger across the page, results in a lovely neon orange smudge, but no trace of the underlying lines.
The drip test, in which several droplets of water are allowed to soak on the page before blotting, results in the ink being lifted almost entirely from the page; only a hint of the original lines remained. Similarly, when the paper is held under a stream of water, the soak test washes the ink away quite effectively. It's an attention-getting ink, to be sure, but not one which you'd want to use in any water-sensitive situations.