Combo of the Week #2 : Noodler's Ink Konrad Acrylic Flex Nib with Noodler's Ink Violet Vote
A small batch of the eternal Noodler's Ink "Violet Vote" had landed on my desk last week. After a full week of trying it out in a Noodler's Acrylic Konrad with a flex nib (review here), I was ready to sit down and write an entry in my Inkdex.
Formerly an ink that was made exclusively for retailer Pendemonium, the Violet Vote is a medium-toned purple that has a nice bit of shading. Similar in hue to Pelikan Edelstein Amethyst, Violet Vote is a bit less saturated and leaning on the "red side" of purple.
The flow on this ink is a touch on the drier side. It does take a bit longer to dry on paper. It's "eternal" qualities make it a pH neutral ink that will not fade on archival, acid-free paper.
The flex on the Noodler's steel nib provides a small degree of line variation. The thicker strokes that the flex produces allows the ink to spread across the page in a larger area. The spread tine tips outline the stroke with a darker shade of the violet color.
Although I do prefer a dusty purple like Scabiosa or Poussiere de Lune, the Violet Vote is a great match for purple lovers who enjoy a nice violet to match their purple pen, like this Tinian Treasure Konrad.