What ‘Black Swannish’ color would you like to see next?

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What’s next??

Noodler’s Black Swan in Australian Roses has been a very intriguing and popular color. Noodler’s has mentioned that this will be the first in a new series of highly-shading fountain pen inks, and I don’t believe the future colors are set in stone.

What color of high-shading ink ala Black Swan would you like to see come out next? I can pass the word up and maybe encourage your next color preference (no promises though!).

2017-10-11T13:31:47+00:00 November 29th, 2010|Pen News|16 Comments
  • A blue-green or green-blue!

  • I need something between PR Spearmint and Avocado. I would call it a "Sexton Green." The reason being is back in the early 90's I was a college student at Crown College in Powell (Knoxville), TN, the president of the college wrote with green pens. I mean, from marking his Bible, to writing a note, he had a green pen, always the same green pen. My Junior year, he came into chapel with a huge cardboard box of them and said, "You boys want some of my pens?" They were all sharpie like pens, but a different brand – I grabbed four of them and lost them over time – they were all about out of ink anyway.
    Dr. Sexton made that color indelible in all of our minds. Over the years, I've gotten a couple hand written notes from him and I've lost all of them, sadly.
    I would love to see a high shader like that pen. You can see a sample of it on the Crown site here: http://thecrowncollege.com/welcome/
    "Sexton Green" – isn't that classy?

  • A blue like the Diamine Majestic Blue. i think it will be totally awesome if that kind of blue is able to shade well.

  • R

    Love Mr. Hines's story, and am seconding his "Sexton Green". Mr. Tardiff, I hope you read it!

    A "supershading" gray-to-black might be interesting. I'm also patial to red and orange, but Noodler's already has some pretty high-shading inks in that spectrum. (Apache Sunset for one, and possibly Habanero—I haven't gotten to try the latter myself.)

  • inksmears

    Would love to see a black to blue shade

  • Anonymous

    Sage green or spearmint to match my favorite business casual shirt.

  • I'd love a green-grey. I'm thinking of something in the idiom of an ink that has both grey color tones like Diamine Graphite and olive tones like Montblanc Racing Green.

  • BayState Blue with shading..just for the controversy!!

  • I have no idea if this is even possible, but I'd LOVE to see one that shades turquoise and dark purple. And another one that is a mix of light brown and dark maroon. That one might be more feasible.

  • Nathaniel

    Diamine Marine, only a little darker but not quite Noodler's Turquoise, that fades into a Pelikan Jade on the lighter/thin strokes.

  • Blue-black shader and a green shader would be my votes.

  • Interesting, I didn't expect so many greens! I'd personally love to see blue, something of the Penman Sapphire/Diamine Majestic Blue color range!

  • Interesting, I didn't expect so many greens! I'd personally love to see blue, something of the Penman Sapphire/Diamine Majestic Blue color range!

  • Blue-black shader and a green shader would be my votes.

  • I want a highly-shading blue, as well. Black Swan in Australian Roses is my favorite ink, but blue is my favorite color.

  • This is originally what Black Swan in English Roses (before it came out) was designed to be, but Nathan wasn't able to formulate a blue with the same shading characteristics of Australian Roses. I've asked him specifically about this and essentially, it's not possible right now with the dyes available.