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Noodler’s Ellis Island Blue Black – Handwritten Ink Review

Noodler's Ellis Island Blue Black Fountain Pen Ink Review 3Noodler’s Ink – Ellis Island
Blue Black

Handwritten Review

Pen: Lamy Al-Star – Graphite – EF nib
Ink: Noodler’s Ellis Island Blue Black
PaperRhodia dotPad, No. 16 - Top Spiral Bound

Notes: I should probably stop using EF nibs for ink reviews, but this ink was just so smooth in the Lamy EF that I decided to continue anyway. Noodler’s Ellis Island Blue Black is a Fountain Pen Hospital exclusive ink, so if you like what you see, you know where to go. The color is very interesting for a Blue Black, because this one has a hint of teal. It reminds me a bit of Rohrer & Klingner’s Verdigris, but this ink is a bit darker. The ink also has an interesting smell to it, almost like licorice. Ellis Island Blue Black is nothing crazy, but it’s a good smooth ink. I’ll definitely use up the rest of the sample I have, but it’s just not unique enough to purchase a bottle.

Pros:

  • Very smooth in EF nib
  • Unique color

Cons:

  • Nib Creep

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9 thoughts on “Noodler’s Ellis Island Blue Black – Handwritten Ink Review”

  1. I agree with you on all the points you’ve raised. I confess though that it is so smooth that I typically use it with an EF nib, although sometimes I’ll ink my TWSBI mini classic B with it, too. In a wet writing pen, this goes onto the page very dark blue and I like that very much, but probably, in terms of color, I would rank Mont Blanc Midnight Blue as my top favorite.

    1. I think I’m going to try it with something broader so I can see the color better, luckily it’s in an Al-Star and I can just swap the nib over. I’m curious how it compares to the standard Noodler’s Blue-Black as well as the 54th Mass.

      Thanks for commenting!

  2. I was really tempted to get this ink at the DC show last year, but I kinda forgot to get it before I left. I might have to get a sample before I go.

    1. It’s a nice ink, flows nice, writes smooth. It’s just kind of a blue-black to me though, nothing crazy. If you don’t have any other blue-blacks (or are a fan of them) definitely check this one out.

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