Would you like me to carry Noodlers ink?

I’m in contact with Noodler’s, and I can carry their inks if I want to. They apparently have over 100 different inks…..yummy! It’s been a highly requested ink, and I’d like to know if you think I should/shouldn’t carry it. Obviously, most people are going to say I should…..why not, right? But Noodler’s has been one of those inks that have had some slight controversy about the ‘safety’ of their inks (not sure about the legitimacy of that) and the drying time on fine papers like Rhodia/Clairefontaine. What I want to know is if you think adding yet another brand and another 100 colors or so to my ever-growing ink collection is premature?

Here’s what Noodler’s is all about: http://www.noodlersink.com/

2017-10-03T16:15:06+00:00 July 5th, 2010|Uncategorized|17 Comments
  • If you have the space to store the inventory, then go for it! It goes right along with your plan to be THE ink and paper man. But, as far as this individual customer is concerned, I've had too many bad nib creep experiences to buy another bottle of Noodler's.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I would at least carry the basic Bulletproof Black. And consider the new Bad Blue Heron and Kingfisher Warden's inks, both are nice blue inks.

  • Good gravy, whyever not? Anyone concerned with safety just shouldn't buy it. As for drying time, nothing in Noodler's line dries any more slowly for me than the majority of Private Reserve inks, and most of the Noodler's dry faster than PR.

    Yes, full disclosure, I am a Noodler's fan, but I'm a fan of most ink. Variety is the spice of life.

    Also consider the angle that yours is only the second online retailer I know that offers small ink samples for sale (other than Pear Tree Pens, the first to do so). This is a major selling point, I think, to anyone who is interested in trying out new inks.

  • frogman18

    Yes!!!!

  • I think no other company can beat the color selection for Noodler's. If people are educated and make intelligent decisions regarding some inks that may be prone to staining in expensive vintage pens there shouldn't be a problem. One of the great things about this blog is the vast amount of helpful, useful info your videos give and I think there is a wealth of things for people to learn about Noodler's. I say carry it. Maybe not the whole line right at first, go in stages or something so you aren't to overwhelmed. You should also look into the Noodler's pens…

  • Ryan D.

    I'd love to see you carry Noodler's ink. I'm a fan of the bulletproof black and want to try out a few more colors.

  • The thing is though if I carry them I'd like to carry them all the way. They have about 100 colors in all, and I'd be looking at quite an investment as well as a good bit of work doing swabs and the like (which will be up VERY soon). I know that I need to carry Noodler's eventually, I'm just wondering if now is the right time….I don't want to expand the ink offerings too quickly and overwhelm everyone with options! Getting Noodler's full line would bring me close to 300 ink colors….

  • Ryan D.

    Maybe you could begin by just carrying a few of the popular colors and seeing how the reaction is in comparison to the other inks. I know that for completeness you want to carry the whole line but like you said, that's a lot of ink. I haven't seen any B&M store that carries more than a dozen or so colors.

  • Cara

    Honestly, if you stock Noodler's I'll never have a need to buy ink anywhere else! I've already given your website as my Christmas wish list, so this would mean one stop shopping for me this year!

  • I'm thinking at this point it's not a matter of 'if' I'll carry Noodler's, it's 'when'. I have to decide when will be the right time for me personally to do it…the DC show in August is a huge factor. If I realllllly go for it, I'd aim to have it all before the show, but otherwise it would have to wait until September. I wonder when you all would prefer I carry it? šŸ˜‰

  • frogman18

    I say wait until the show is over, you got a full plate right dont overwhelm yourself

  • I love my bulletproof black, but also don't use older expensive pens. I personally think they got a bad rap by some misinformed people. I say go for it but make sure you time if you want to carry all of their colors.

  • I love the ink color names and the fascinating labels. As one of the people who was scared off by some online comments a couple of years ago, I'd be interested in experimenting with more of the colors and ink types, especially if sample vials are available. I will be sure to read all the particulars for each color and type.

  • Wow, it's really funny for me to go back now 5 months later and see this! We are full-on rocking Noodler's now, including the Noodler's pens which didn't even exist when I made this post!

  • I love the ink color names and the fascinating labels. As one of the people who was scared off by some online comments a couple of years ago, I'd be interested in experimenting with more of the colors and ink types, especially if sample vials are available. I will be sure to read all the particulars for each color and type.

  • Cara

    Honestly, if you stock Noodler's I'll never have a need to buy ink anywhere else! I've already given your website as my Christmas wish list, so this would mean one stop shopping for me this year!

  • The thing is though if I carry them I'd like to carry them all the way. They have about 100 colors in all, and I'd be looking at quite an investment as well as a good bit of work doing swabs and the like (which will be up VERY soon). I know that I need to carry Noodler's eventually, I'm just wondering if now is the right time….I don't want to expand the ink offerings too quickly and overwhelm everyone with options! Getting Noodler's full line would bring me close to 300 ink colors….