The ink is a typical Noodler's ink in quality. The color isn't my cup of tea, but you might like it. It's darker than I thought it would be, and there's not enough shading to satiate me for a fun ink. Take this with a grain of salt, though. I'm very picky about my shading. The only one I've bought recently that I was satisfied with the shading on was Apache Sunset. It's a good, strong color in a good, strong ink.