|2014 Special Edition Lamy Al-Star Bluegreen. Fine point nib.|
|Lamy Al-Star with a Z24 cartridge converter|
Then it was time to choose an ink. I specifically ordered Noodler's Black Swan in English Roses because it appeared to be darker than the last "red/burgundy" ink that I had tried (Noodler's Antietam). Sure enough, it was darker.
|Lamy Al-Star inked up with Noodler's Black Swan in English Roses|
I must say that I am pretty pleased with this ink. It does seem to be a bit wetter, and can bleed through slightly more in thin paper. But it does well in my Paperblanks journals (and anyone who writes often in a journal, especially a Paperblanks journal, knows that the pages are nice and thick. Only a Sharpie might penetrate the pages) which is my current journal for writing at this time.
|Top left & bottom left: were both in my Arc notebook and paper from Staples. |
Top right and bottom right: were in my Paperblanks journal.
It is a pretty consistent ink (stays the same color most of the time while writing) unlike Noodler's Antietem. I definitely like this ink. I did my best with what I had to attempt to show you the best color. In my opinion, this ink is more of a red/purple mix than the color you see on the example at Gouletpens.com. When I compare what I see here, and what is written in my journal, it is pretty close.
|Via: Goulet Pens|