INK REVIEW: Noodler’s Liberty’s Elysium

Noodler’s Liberty’s Elysium Ink Swab

I’m just going to put it out there right from the start.  I LOVE Noodler’s Liberty’s Elysium. Love, Love, Love.

Blue inks, in general, are just ok in my book. I mean – they’re blue. Blue is a fine color. In fact, I have found two others that I love:  Diamine Majestic Blue (deep color, great sheen) and Pilot Iroshizuku Kon peki (that color and saturation!!), but if I had to choose a “forever ink,” it probably wouldn’t be a blue. I’d go for something a little less conventional.

So why do I love Liberty’s Elysium? It is the color. It is BLUE. A pure, vibrant, gorgeous, non-fussy blue. There are no undertones to the color – just – blue.

I’ve known about this ink for some time. It’s a collaboration between Goulet Pens and Noodler’s Ink….

….It sounds like Brian Goulet wanted a bold blue ink that was also “bulletproof.”  Bulletproof fountain pen inks magically bond with paper fibers in such a way that they are then impossible to remove with water or even bleach – making them more resistant to fraud. As far as I’m concerned, this added feature is just that – a bonus. I’m all about how inks look and how they write.

One of my first impressions was that Liberty’s Elysium is a wet ink. However, after using the ink even just a short time, I didn’t come away with that impression at all. It definitely passed the smear test below.

So, there you have it. I love this ink. I bought a full-sized bottle of it within a day of using it for the first time.

Liberty’s Elysium is available exclusively through Goulet Pens. I’m not affiliated with the Goulets at all. Brush Dance is my gig. I like shopping at Goulet because they offer wonderful service, have great products, and they are a small business doing big things.

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