Sunday, January 30, 2011

Noodler's Waterase Ink is coming back from the dead

Due to popular demand, Nathan from Noodler's has decided to continue making his black and blue Waterase ink. He originally was planning to discontinue it due to a lack of interest at the New England Pen Show and from Noodler's retailers, but the posting of his YouTube video, some positive reviews from some hardcore pen enthusiasts, and our talking about it here on Ink Nouveau and during Write Time at 9 caused this ink to gain enough traction to be 'revived from the dead'. Check out Nathan's video:



We're going to be getting this ink back in stock soon on GouletPens.com, so if you're interested, head on over there and sign up for the email list and we'll let you know as soon as we get it in. This won't be an exclusive Goulet ink, but as far as we know we're the only ones that will be carrying it for the time being. We don't have any pictures of the ink yet, though! We will be fixing that as soon as we get it in, and we'll be making this ink available for samples then, too.

You can check out a good review of this ink over on Peaceable Writer as well, who has been an advocate for the continuation of this ink.

So here's to all of the advocates of the Waterase, your opinion matters! You helped to bring Waterase back from the 'br-ink' ;)

12 comments:

  1. Is there any method to figuring out what boards this does not work with? I have been thinking I want to hang a board and get some of this for my work purposes, but I'd hate to go with a board this won't work on.

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  2. Lee, I know they work well on lexan/plexiglass like what you can get from the hardware store. I plan to do my own testing of sorts once I get them back in, but since we'll be offering samples of the ink you'll be able to test whatever board you like! Not to say you should do this, but if you're at an office supply store and they have a whiteboard that's not wrapped in plastic, I'm sure you could test the ink on it before buying it, since the ink would wipe off without a trace. Perhaps ask the store manager before you do this though.

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  3. Awesome timing, as I find myself with a need to make a giant whiteboard. I can't wait for these to come back in stock. Hopefully, he'll make some other colors too.

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  4. Nathaniel, we should be getting it in towards the end of the week!

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  5. Brian, thank you for the link to PW. I did have some leakage with just the o-ring & put an update out there that silicone grease might be a good safety addition. It could be "just me" but then again if it's "just me" it'll be someone else too! I look forward to your tests & eventual video on this stuff!

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  6. It's a pet peeve of mine that misinformation is so easily propagated on the web. While silicone grease never hurts with an eyedropper pen, it turns out my Preppy pens had hairline cracks. I could very well have created these myself by over-tightening! I don't know that I did over-tighten but I feel I can't say I didn't. I shall be as gentle in the future as though Preppys were Edisons or Danitrios. This is my final FYI. *ahem* Thanks again to Rachel and Brian.

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  7. Julie, we'll get you all straightened out, don't worry!

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  8. Another issue to watch out for with the Preppy is a crimp in the o-ring from over-tightening. I once had my Baystate Blue Preppy leak a little bit for this reason. I just had to unscrew, fiddle with the o-ring until all looked right, and carefully screw the barrel back in.

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  9. Julie, we'll get you all straightened out, don't worry!

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  10. It's a pet peeve of mine that misinformation is so easily propagated on the web. While silicone grease never hurts with an eyedropper pen, it turns out my Preppy pens had hairline cracks. I could very well have created these myself by over-tightening! I don't know that I did over-tighten but I feel I can't say I didn't. I shall be as gentle in the future as though Preppys were Edisons or Danitrios. This is my final FYI. *ahem* Thanks again to Rachel and Brian.

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  11. Lee, I know they work well on lexan/plexiglass like what you can get from the hardware store. I plan to do my own testing of sorts once I get them back in, but since we'll be offering samples of the ink you'll be able to test whatever board you like! Not to say you should do this, but if you're at an office supply store and they have a whiteboard that's not wrapped in plastic, I'm sure you could test the ink on it before buying it, since the ink would wipe off without a trace. Perhaps ask the store manager before you do this though.

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  12. These should also work on melamine. Check out white-boards.org for some ideas.

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