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Noodler's Bulletproof Hunter Green

This is a really solid green ink. It works on every paper that I've tried it on, and that's sort of rare for FP inks. The most common offender is the awesome Post-It Note. For whatever reason, it's difficult to get a fountain pen ink to really work on one of them. They will refuse to dry, they will will spread out, they'll just generally misbehave. Hunter Green doesn't do that. It just works like regular pen inks do on that paper. It's one of my go-to inks.

The green in this ink is, well, solid. It's opaque in the bottle and it doesn't shade very much on the page. I don't have any other bulletproof inks, so I can't say whether this is typical of that sort of ink. Since I haven't posted a bulletproof before, I'll go ahead and copy the classification from Noodler's website:

“Bulletproof” refers to any Noodler’s Ink that resists all the known tools of a forger, UV light, UV light wands, bleaches, alcohols, solvents, petrochemicals, oven cleaners, carpet cleaners, carpet stain lifters, and of course…they are also waterproof once permitted to dry upon cellulose paper. Some inks are more bulletproof than others – generally in descending order (most bulletproof with the most testing – to less bulletproof): blacks, blues, yellows, invisible (“blue ghost” and “White Whale”), greens, browns, purples, reds….all are equally bulletproof with one exception: the resistance to strong industrial bleaches to the point where the paper structure itself decomposes. Reds are prone to more fading when exposed to strong bleaches (sometimes fading to a yellow) than the other colors.

You'll notice a little bit of smearing on the water-swab test. I didn't let the ink dry for very long at all before I swabbed it. I just went back and re-swabbed a portion of the text, and it only smeared a little bit. I actually went back over the text with a Q-tip until the paper started to give out a bit. This ink isn't going anywhere unless the paper does.

Another note: The full-page picture was taken under full sunlight, and so was the brighter picture of the knife-smear. The other two were taken in natural indirect sunlight.

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