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

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

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INK SAMPLE - Noodler's Baystate Blue is rated 4.5298 out of 5 by 168.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Bright, Very Blue, and Very Permanent The Pros: I got a couple of samples of this ink because I was looking for a very blue, solid, permanent ink. Baystate Blue does not disappoint in any of this areas. I used it on a check I recently signed and tested it prior to doing so. It dries quickly on check paper looks great. The Cons: It stains badly. I put this in a pilot metropolitan with a Con 50 and ran it for one day. I was going to a Halloween party and decided to put some Noodler's Blue Ghost in my Pilot Metro to have some UV fun. I drained and flushed the pen with a squeeze bulb, and flushed the Con 50 with a syringe and water. I noticed some light staining on the inside of my Con 50, but thought it's a light stain, so I'll clean it later. I put some Noodler's Blue Ghost in and headed off. The next morning I grabbed my Pilot Metro and noticed the ink had a light blue hue. Plus my squeeze bulb had a stain where I flushed it. The Resolution: The remove the stains in the Con 50 I used a 50/50 bleach with water mix and a Q Tip. I then flushed with massive amounts of water using my syringe. I flushed the Metro with the squeeze bulb with the same concentrate and then with massive amounts of water. The squeeze bulb is stained even after the bleach. I attribute this to the soft rubber and porous texture, but this isn't a big deal. Some Video Links Help: Brian Goulet on removing baystate stains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqQGGq0Rqr4 Stephen Brown video review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohZ2WM8ve0U Links: Pilot Metropoliton: http://www.gouletpens.com/pilot-metropolitan-fountain-pen-black-dots-medium/p/PN91104 Pilot Con 50: http://www.gouletpens.com/pn69899/p/PN69899 Noodler's Blue Ghost: http://www.gouletpens.com/IS-N19190/p/IS-N19190
Date published: 2015-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lock the door, here comes BSB Baystate Blue blasts out of the pen and grabs onto the paper like a hungry animal feeding. Then it sits there, almost glowing, smirking at you from the page, as if to say "yeah, I made the mess, and what are YOU going to do about it?" It stains like a demon, wonderfully, and flows generously, when it so chooses. It acts for its own reasons. It knows who is really in charge and you're not. It doesn't really give a damn if you don't like it. It's a rock-and-roll ink with a bad Internet rep and an attitude to match. It can't pretend to be anything else but the baddest ass blue ink on the planet. It marks the world on its own terms. It doesn't seek permission or forgiveness. It doesn't need to.
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 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 3 out of 5 by from Nice contrast-y blue; difficult; overrated Bittersweet contrast that is very striking yet almost hurts my eyes against bright white paper. Hard to work with. Be ready to fill carfully or just have ink on your hands for 24 hours. I think it's over-rated and it does not perform like Nathan's short feature film dedicated to the color. There is no instant drying on cheap copy paper, certainly there is a bit of feathering, and there is definitely bleed through (granted on cheaper paper). I only bring this up because Nathan specifically tests it on cheap paper. A better camera might show this. No one can see feathering from that far away.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Feedback Brian and Rachel, Love the color, flow and smoothness of Bay State Blue ink by Noodler's. However, I find that it dries out in my Lamy 2000 EF nib far to quickly. In a week without use, the nib is dry. Never had that problem with Aurora blue or Pelikan Royal Blue which I've found are superior inks. They are very smooth, don't bleed, flow very nicely, have good drying qualities once on paper, and equally as important don't dry out for over 3 weeks in my Lamy with no use. But I do like the distinctive color of Bay State Blue although I found that it is harder to get off my pen than the other inks I mentioned. One additional thought. Why not add Amodex ink and stain remover to your offering. If you'd had it, I would have ordered some on this order since I'm nearly out.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shade of blue, great ink This is my first non-cartridge ink so far and I couldn't be happier. I've been using it in my Pilot Metropolitan fine nib ben and I have to say I love this shade of blue; it pops out on white or yellow paper. It's a dark shade of blue, yet brilliant at the same time, if that makes sense. The dry time is reasonable. Everything but periods and dots on the letter "i" dry pretty quickly. With a drop of water, the ink holds up pretty well; there is a little feathering from the water but the letters hold their shape. Non surprisingly there is some feathering on cheap paper. Will definitely make this a permemant ink in my new but growing arsenal.
Date published: 2015-03-12
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
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