Noodler's Baystate Blue Ink

£9.58
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Noodler's Ink is a small American company run by Nathan Tardif in Southern Massachusetts, USA. The Noodler's Ink Co. is best known for their massive range of colours, the unique and largely hand drawn bottle label artwork and unique properties of their inks. Nathan Tardif is best known for his political views and historical knowledge, which often spills over into the names and labels of his inks.

The name Noodler's comes from a technique of catching catfish by hand. Noodling involves wading into the water and feeling around for small crevasses and catching the catfish who have backed themselves inside by holding onto the outside edges of their open mouth. Nathan says it is the ultimate battle between man and beast and your bank balance and social standing have no bearing on your ability. The catfish can be seen on all the ink bottles packaging.

The glass bottles are simple and affordable and the cardboard boxes are recycled.

Baystate Blue is a fabulously bright, rich Royal Blue. Forgery Resistant and Waterproof in 3oz bottle

The Noodler's 'Baystate' range if inks was born with Baystate Blue.

This striking blue replicates the colonial inks of the 1940's, in both the colour intensity and the behaviour on the paper. Avoiding the acidity of the 1940's inks using modern techniques, the 'Baystate' ink range has a different pH range than any of the other Noodler's inks and therefore cannot be mixed with any other inks.

Although this ink is not resistant to bleach, it is waterproof and is notoriously difficult to wash off your hands, clothing and the inside of your pen. Please do note that you may have to have one pen dedicated to being used with this ink.

NB - this ink should only be mixed with other Noodler's Baystate inks.

Baystate Blue can stain the inside and outside of pens. We recommend that you do not use Baystate Blue in particularly expensive or favourite pens. It can be removed from pens by soaking in a water/bleach solution.

Bulletproof once dry.

Please note the below information:

Noodlers 'Bulletproof' ink designed for use in fountain pens for writing and not for watercolour washes. The top layer of the ink will be removed if you try to smudge it with a wet finger or a wet brush - we have a blog above which has a test of 7 Black inks and has a video showing any surface run off from this and 6 other inks.

The ink which is in direct contact with the paper will be permanent (due to a chemical reaction between the ink and paper) but any excess ink will be removed with water (call it 'ink-on-ink', rather than 'ink-on-paper' if you will). This is why the ink is removable from hands, plastic, fabric, etc whereas traditonal permanent ink will not be and why Noodler's will not stain or damage your pen like old fashioned Iron Gall Inks may.

N.B - The bottles are VERY full, so be careful when opening them!

Delivery Information

Delivery Information

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International Shipping Information

Since the UK left the EU in January 2021, the way international shipments are dealt with by Customs has changed. Please take the time to read about it so you know what to expect with cross-border deliveries