At the end of World War II a colonial style blue ink was made in Boston, Massachusetts. Similar to a cobalt blue – though not an acid ink, it replicated blue ink from a much earlier era. There is a bottle in the Noodler’s collection of vintage inks – and the color is extremely intense. “Baystate Blue” is Noodler’s conventional (waterproof) version of the classic colonial era blue based upon how the original formulas behave upon the page and taking into account the later 1940s version color intensity….but avoiding the acidity of the earlier inks through the use of different/modern components. The label depicts two giant catfish spitting ink upon the golden dome of the Massachusetts state capitol – I leave the meaning of the art work to free interpretation (once upon a time there was a little tea party….).
This ink is unique and has a different pH than other Noodler’s Inks – being slightly more alkaline as indicated on the label. NOTE: This ink should only be mixed with other Baystate colors!! This ink was not made with mixing in mind – in fact, sometime in the future a few more inks will be introduced that are compatible with this particular family of inks for mixing purposes. The penetration rate and dry time are classic – though should not require the use of blotting paper and pounce powders unless one requires instant dry times. It is hoped that when you place the pen to the page – this color jumps out before your eyes with that vibrancy of the rebellious inks mad King George so vehemently disliked!
Baystate Blue is waterproof when dry.
MSRP #12.50/3 oz. Bottle
SKU # 19048