Hey guys I am relatively new to this forums, I bought 2 samples of baystate blue from goulet pens. just need your input on it because I inked it up on my nemosine pen with a goulet M nib and the ink looks purple to me. for example like diamine majestic purple. I am using cheap paper but I tried it on good quality paper as well and I get the same results. I get a washed out purple with no saturation. Everyone talks about how bright this ink is but I sadly dont see it. Do you think I got a "bad" sample for some reason, I love goulet pens so I dont think they would make any mistakes. I tried samples a few years back and had the same problem. Or do you think I need the full bottle for somehow to get the full effect?
Another thing, I found 2 reviews here on BSB first one is by Mafia Geek and that is how my ink looks like. In his review he says it is a bright blue but to me that looks like a purple color.
Next review I found by Bubba Dog and this is how BSB should look like. this to me a in your face blue that I love but I dont know how these 2 users have such different outcomes in terms of color.
They both used quality paper, Does the Nib size matter? thats the only thing I could think of. Bubba dog mentions he used a medium nib and I used a M nib too.
( btw I dont mean to undermine any reviewers or their hard work. I just wanted to know why the difference in color. I didnt mean any offense in anyway)
Please help me
What you're experience is the result of poor quality control from one guy trying to do it all because he's too fricking cheap to hire employees for bizarro political reasons. This is precisely why I avoid Noodler's ink like the plague and will only buy samples of it.
I once had the rare chance to compare my Air-Corps Blue-Black against that of 3 other people who I knew had it (I live in a heavily military city, so guess what ink is one of the most popular!). NONE of our inks matched in color or writing properties. Mine was absolutely a dark green-black, with hardly any blue in it. The others had varying degrees of less green and more blue, and definitely not as much black as mine. I had the very wettest ink of all of them, while the others had, again, varying degrees of less wetness. And mine smelled disgusting from something chemical in it. Theirs didn't.
When four separate purchases of the same ink are that out of kilter with one another, that is the sign of absolutely unacceptable quality control.
Which is why I do not buy nor recommend Noodler's inks. Some of them I really do like and would like to buy (BSB, Apache Sunset, Black Swan Aussie Roses), if I could have a guarantee that the samples I have will match the ink I get. But I can't trust their lunatic manufacturer to be that consistent. So I don't buy the inks anymore. I made that mistake twice (I also have a bottle of Concord Grape that is almost tolerable to keep around), and I'll never, ever do it again.
Note: My sample of BSB (don't remember where I got it) is the glorious eye-searing blue that has made it so famous, but it oddly writes better on cheap nasty American paper and index cards than on the better paper like Rhodia! Other people can't get it to write on anything but Clarefontaine or Tomoe River properly.
So again, the quality control simply is not there to justify buying anymore ink from the brand, at least for me.
Edited by Aquaria, 22 October 2018 - 19:24.