on saleNoodler's Baystate Blue - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19048

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on saleNoodler's Baystate Blue - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-N19048

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2ml sample of Noodler's Baystate Blue fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Ink Samples
Fast Drying

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Freeze Resistant

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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 208 reviews
Erick T.
Could’ve called this neon blue.

This blue reminds me of the dark blue I’ve seen in the ocean from high above in an airplane. This blue looks like it will swallow you whole but in the best way possible.

Gorgeous color, feathers like crazy.

Put this in a Jinhao fine nib, flows very wet. Color is wonderful, but it feathers on my Kokuyo paper, which is supposed to be at least ok for fountain pens. Also super showthrough-y, even compared to inks with similar saturation levels. Would bleed through for nothing if I wrote slower or used a wider nib.

Terri N.
Love this ink

This is a vibrant blue that really stands out. It flows well and drys quickly. The one draw back is that it does stain and should have a dedicated pen. However if you are willing to do that it is well worth it!. After all ink stained fingers are a proud mark for a fountain pen enthusiast!

Vivid Rich Blue

This is a very lovely, rich blue shade. Almost leans a little teensy bit to the purple side in bright lighting. I'm using it in a .3 Platinum Preppy with a piston converter, and didn't notice the staining issues that I'm reading about in the other reviews. Not yet, anyway! With a fine point, I don't notice it being too wet as I'm writing; and, there's no smudging in my daily journal. While I have a massive collection of blue inks, I'd say this probably makes my Top 10 Blues. This is actually the color I was looking for to put in my Metropolitan Violet Leopard medium point... (attached photo shows M05 on the pen barrel, but it has a .3 nib in it)

Aishath A.
Very bright :)

This ink is very bright and I really enjoy writing with it. It makes me happy to see the bright blue colour on paper.

FAQ about Ink Samples

How do I fill my fountain pen from an ink sample vial? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the fountain pen's filling mechanism.

Check out our blog post on How to Fill a Fountain Pen from an Ink Sample Vial.

How much writing can I do with 2ml of ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It really depends on how big or small you write, and the nib size you’re using. We find that usually you can get 2 good fills for a typical converter with our Ink samples, or one good fill with a piston-filling pen. How much writing depends on you more than anything else, so we recommend experimenting with different nib sizes to find what works best for you. 

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.

What's your return policy for ink samples? 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.