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4.5 oz bottle of Noodler's Baystate Blue fountain pen ink. This bottle has a built-in eyedropper. Comes with a free Noodler's "Charlie" eyedropper fountain pen. Noodler's inks are handcrafted, so there may be slight color variations from batch to batch.

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 should help. If you have any particularly rare or valuable pens, you may want to avoid using Baystate inks in them.
Bottled Ink
Bottle Material
Bottle Opening Diameter
14.3mm (0.56in)
Fast Drying

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.


Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.


Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.


Customer Reviews

Based on 293 reviews
Go-to daily ink

Love this ink! I've had the big bottle well over a year now, and still have 3/4 the bottle with daily use!! It does great in most my fountain pens, even after sitting for awhile. Super vibrant blue!

Anastasios A.
Hail to the king

The king of the kings as for the blue inks. In my humble opinion a must have blue ink. It's my go to blue ink at work in office using it and not limited to with the Charlie pen. First time, I have used the Charlie pen and I am amazed. As of today not a single day the pen has disappointed me when I needed it. What an every day honest work horse eyedropper pen. Last but not least, I have not experienced any clogging issues or flowing issues between the aforementioned two.

Bay state blue

In a medium nib, it bleeds through the paper a decent amount. However, in a fine nib, it's not too bad, and it's a wonderful shade of blue. If you're looking for a good shade of blue for your pens, this is definitely one to go with.


excellent color. very satisfied with its performance.

Yvonne G.
So blue!

Package was received in good order and in a timely fashion packing was excellent love my new ink and the free pen that came with the large bottle. The noodles pen has burped on me a few times though I must admit I flew with it maybe not such a good idea! It writes well though and has become a regular pen in use at the office. As for the ink yes it has the funky smell mentioned by many others but that's a small price for such intense vibrant color! And I very much like the wetness of it for writing.

FAQs about Bottled Ink

Which pens can accept this ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Any of these fountain pens will work with bottled ink. Typically, as long as the pen can be filled with a converter, has a built-in filling mechanism like a piston, or can be eyedropper-filled, it can accept bottled ink.

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

My ink smells funny, is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Generally yes! Ink does not smell good- it usually has a chemical smell, along with other scents such as sulfur, rubber, chemicals or even paint. However, as long as you’re not seeing anything floating in the ink, it should be safe to use.

It’s cold and my ink froze; is it safe to use? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes, frozen ink will not hurt your pen (after it’s thawed of course!) The issue with ink freezing is primarily a concern because certain glass bottles could break as the water-based ink expands, and then you’d have a mess!

What is your return policy for bottled ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.