I LOVE Noodler's Baystate Blue. In my humble opinion, it is the best color of blue for fountain pens. My only complaints about it are:
- It is not fully bulletproof.
- It might not be eternal meaning it might not archival nor fade resistant.
- It bleeds through most of my papers I use including my checks.
Rectifying the above are very important to me. I would not be ashamed to try a different brand of ink, but I do really like Noodler's products so I guess I am a Noodler's fanboy
I am thinking about ordering a bottle of Noodler's Bad Blue Heron which appears to have what Baystate Blue is missing above other than it is not quite the same color.
Noodler's Upper Ganges also might be an alternative, but it does not appear to be as bright as Bad Blue Heron.
Noodler's Luxury Blue looks just like Upper Ganges to me, but will glow under UV light which I find kind of cool, but it is not important to me.
Noodler's Periwinkle does what Luxury Blue does and kind of looks brighter, but the stock image on the Noodler's Ink website makes it hard to tell.
Noodler's Polar Blue looks like Bad Blue Heron with the added possible benefits of being freeze-resistant and lubing piston-fill pens.
So my question is what comes close to Baystate Blue that is bulletproof. eternal, and doesn't bleed through most papers?
I did a search and found this thread about this subject, but it lists alternatives which are not really pertinent to my question above and things have changed in 6 years:
Edited by NORVIN, 07 February 2017 - 07:40.