Pen: Lamy Al-Star – Graphite – EF nib
Ink: Noodler’s Ellis Island Blue Black
Paper: Rhodia 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.
- Very smooth in EF nib
- Unique color
- Nib Creep
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