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Noodler's Baystate Blue (4.5oz) with Free Pen
$21.00
Product Code N19811
4.5 oz bottle of Noodler's Baystate Blue fountain pen ink. This bottle has a built-in eyedropper. Comes with a free converted eyedropper Platinum Preppy fountain pen.
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Noodler's Baystate Blue (4.5oz) with Free Pen

4.5 oz bottle of Noodler's Baystate Blue fountain pen ink. This bottle has a built-in eyedropper. Comes with a free converted eyedropper Platinum Preppy fountain pen.

The Noodler's Baystate inks are slightly different formulas than conventional fountain pen inks. They are designed to be more vibrant than other inks and have a slightly basic pH-level, and as a result they are prone to staining and should not be mixed with other non-Baystate inks. If staining should occur, a solution of 10% household bleach and 90% distilled water will clean it up. If you have any particularly rare or valuable pens, you may want to avoid using Baystate inks in them.

Condition
New
Brand
Noodler's
Type
Bottled Inks
Availability
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Rating
4.6907
Fast Drying
No
Fluorescent
No
Freeze Resistant
No
Ink Color
Blue
Iron Gall
No
Lubricated
No
Pigmented
No
Scented
No
Volume
4.5oz
Water Resistant
Yes
Weight
0.800 lbs
Length
1.000 in
Width
1.000 in
Height
1.000 in
Noodler's Baystate Blue (4.5oz) with Free Pen is rated 4.6907 out of 5 by 236.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have under the right circumstances I have ignored all the naysayers and added this ink to my collection. I get tons of compliments at work for this color. I love it! It is every bit as brilliant as the scans. I bought an inexpensive Lamy blue Safari and have dedicated this pen to this ink. I dont care if the ink stains the Lamy as the BSB color is almost identical to the blue pen and you can't notice any staining. Just use your common sense - dont put it in a rotation and then you dont need to worry about the cleaning issues. If that bothers you, or you cant afford to dedicate a pen to BSB, then buy Noodlers Blue or Liberty's Elysium.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent blue, but has its quirks. Baystate Blue is a fantasticly bright, saturated blue that can't be mixed with any ink other than the other two "Baystate" inks. It is prone to stain, but stains can be removed from hands and sinks with regular 91% rubbing alcohol. We have a cultured marble sink and it's covered in BSB several times a week and there's not a blue mark on it. The ink can be diluted easily (and to the extreme?I use a 2:11 dilution mixture in a flex pen to achieve a slightly more violet color and more shading), and flows well from every pen I've used it in. It pops off the page and has an almost iridescent violet tint from an angle in bright light. Sure, it has its quirks, but this is my go-to blue ink.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Blue!! This is probably the most beautiful blue ink I have ever seen. I have a dedicated converter for this ink as it is prone to staining. I haven't had my FP fail due to this ink and am currently using it in the Edison Nouveau Premiere Cobalt. I am careful to rinse the nib and converter after every third fill just as a precaution. I don't think I could use any other blue ink after this. If you are serious about trying this ink, get a couple of sample vials first. Make sure you get enough to fill a pen at least three times. This is enough to give you an idea of how this ink behaves.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, but messy, ink I received my order yesterday and the Noodler's inks in the package were the first things I attacked. I must say that I love this ink. I truly is a beautiful blue, but it IS messy. Nathan fills all of his inks to the very top (which is a GREAT thing) but Baystate blue is such a pigmented color that it tends to get everywhere and it's hard to get off your skin. I used soap, products with bleach and acetone ad while that got off most of the ink, I still have blue splotches on my hands and a few blue stained fingers. That isn't enough to stop me from using this wonderful blue ink.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this ink! Realizing that this is a monoline ink and I can't see any shading to speak of, I love this ink - with one caveat. It's a rather poorly behaved ink, whether in a TWSBI M or Lamy EF. It MUST be diluted before using, or you will have feathering like nothing else. The empty sample vials from this website are perfect. About 2/3 ink, the rest filtered or distilled water. You get 98% of the colour intensity, and almost no feathering. I love this ink and this colour and like that I am supporting a small New England company (I'm from NH), but it does need some extra work. I don't mind the extra work, so it's getting 5 stars.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Blue but Modification was Required This ink is one of my favorite inks I've ever used. It is a beautiful bright blue that really shines out on any paper. At first I had some flow and feathering issues so I diluted it to 1:1 ink to water. With still some light flow issues I added 3 small drops of surfactant (Photoflo) to the bottle and it worked perfectly. Some people are concerned about the ink permanently staining plastic and their nib, but I have had no problems that I haven't been able to remove with some light bleach, or even the photoflo surfactant. I use it primarily in my Pilot Metal Falcon and it works perfectly. Definitely get this ink if you're up for a little modification.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from the infamous blue Pros: I love the rich striking cobalt blue and the fact that the colour stays true on the paper. No fading. Flows really well... initially... on my LE Pelikan M800 Cons: left the pELIKAN pen for 1 day and used it the next. The ink ran dry after a little while and would't start. That was irritating. I had made sure the pen was clean before so mixing inks wasnt an issue. Frankly, I really like this blue. I will proably buy a Noodler's Ahab or the new Konrad for it. it probably needs to be used daily or else there is a chance of it drying out. I dont have this problem with other noodler inks thus far
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful - Dedicate a pen This is wonderful ink. It does stain but will come clean with bleach. Also, as Nathan says, it should not be mixed with any inks other than other Baystate inks. For this reason I have dedicated a pen to it and cleaned the pen well before the first fill. With this practice I have NEVER had an issue. If you are worried about it, start with the Preppy that comes with it and see how you like it - keep that pen dedicated to Baystate. Brian's team will even convert it to eyedropper at purchase time so you won't need to fool with silicone grease and o-rings. But if you are careful and make sure it doesn't mix with other inks you should be fine and be able to enjoy this really bold blue ink.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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