On the one hand, the packaging of the bottle is very fun, and this ink's shade of orange pops out beautifully on the page -- so much so that I don't feel like I need any other oran... view morege ink! On the other hand, I find that this ink misbehaves a lot, particularly feathering on most types of paper I regularly use. It's also very vulnerable to water. Overall, good value for your money, but not without its problems. view less
A beautiful Sunset Orange that does have some water resistance
The other reviewers are correct, no matter the pen, this ink loves to shade. It's in its DNA somehow. But I am a poet and writer, and I like to test how long the ink will last if... view more my journals are dropped in water. I gave this the ten minute test, actually longer for this one, and after bleeding a lot of yellow, it left behind a mildly blurry orange behind, even fine lines, that was legible. Because it is such a light color, this ink might deserve a 40% rating, but I gave it 30% on water resistance because even the red left over is faded. However, if you are a poet, or writer, and worried about water resistance, this one will survive a day or two, maybe a week, in the brink. I don't recommend inks that rate below a 50% to writers who want absolute certainty in water proofness. But if you want archival inks, you need to get archival inks. For general use, and some water resistance, and a lovely color, this is super nice. view less
I'd say Apache Sunset is okay. It is indeed a fine shading ink, but I just didn't fall in love with it. Then again, I'm not the biggest fan of orange/yellow, so that probably has... view more something to do with it. view less
Not even a fan of yellows and light oranges, but I am glad I caved to internet suggestions and tried this ink out. Smooth flow from dry and wet pens (M thru 1.1 stub) and gorgeous ... view moreshading. Truly impressed with the lovely gradients produced by this beautiful product. Not just limited purely to where ink pools; also shades in parts of each penstroke you may not expect. Really impressed with this Noodler's ink, and of course it's a tremendous dollar value. view less
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Supplying analog writing instruments and accessories since 1938. Third generation family-owned store based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mike was trained by his grandfather, dad, and uncle to continue the family business of all things pens, inks, and paper.