Every now and then, I get a fun surprise that an ink has changed formulas. It’s happened before with numerous brands, and it seems that it’s more often the case that it catches me by surprise because the manufacturer doesn’t tell anyone about it. Here’s the latest one, Noodler’s Army Green.

Nathan Tardif, the ink’s creator, had been getting feedback from some that Army Green, an olive green, wasn’t ‘green enough’. So he decided to change it recently, I’m not exactly sure when at this point but I would say around early August 2012. It’s changed to more of an emerald green, with just the slightest hint of yellow to it:

Noodler’s Army Green, original (left) and reformulated (right)

So basically, the less olive version is how Army Green is going to be in the future, unless there is overwhelming feedback to change it back. I personally love the old color, and I am not happy to see the change. The new color is too similar to a LOT of other greens in the ink world, but the old Army Green was a pretty stand-alone color, with only a couple of inks from any brand that even came close.

Let me know what you think in the comments, and Nathan will either keep the new ink as it is, or change it back if that’s what most folks want. Either way, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Write On,
Brian Goulet