Ink Review: Noodler's Lexington Grey


Noodler's Lexington Grey
Pen: Lamy Safari EF
Paper: Rhodia 80gsm

Number 3 in the Perfect Grey Countdown is Noodler's Lexington Grey.  This was the first grey ink that I purchased, and I thought it would be my last.  I love the shade of grey and the fact that it is bulletproof; however, the bulletproof aspect also caused it to feather, sometimes even on my Rhodia pad, and that was ultimately what caused me to look further.  With finer nib pens it's not as big of an issue, but with wetter writing nibs, the problem does present itself.  If you can put up with a little bit of feathering, it's really a great ink.

Lexington Grey does not bleed in my experience with it, though some ghosting shows up with heavier lines, likely due to its bulletproof properties which cause it to seep into the paper to bond with the fibers.  Dry time isn't too bad at 9 seconds with my EF Lamy nib.

You can pick up a bottle at Goulet or a similar retailer for $12.50