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Quick Look at Noodler's Baystate Blue


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#1 fsalz

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 21:58

This is a very quick look at the new Noodler's Baystate Blue that was mentioned in Marketplace last week. It looked interesting so I couldn't resist ordering a bottle. A few members were asking for someone to post their impressions, so here's mine. I'm sorry it's not a complete review, but just don't have the time now. But I hope this quick side-by-side helps.



Both samples were written with a Pelikan M805 with fine nib. The paper is not of the best quality and shows some feathering on this cheap paper. On a hard smooth paper such as HP 32lb, both inks have very sharp lines with little feathering.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 22:36

Looks very nice, indeed. I'll have to see it in person, but it seems like it could be the waterproof blue that I've been looking for.
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Posted 30 January 2008 - 00:14

This bodes well, indeed. Thanks for the quick review! My Baystate Blue should arrive tomorrow.
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#4 Lloyd

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 00:34

Can you verify its water-resistance?
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Posted 30 January 2008 - 00:39

I'm shocked by how much darker the DC looks than Bay State. This is the regular DC and not DC electric, right?

This ink is one I'm going to have to put on my list.

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 00:54


That is a very nice blue. Now I'll have to get the DC supershow to know just how blue the Noodler's is. Unfortunately my local Noodler's dealer doesn't have any of the newer inks, and I doubt they'll have this either anytime soon. crybaby.gif

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 01:44

Is the Baystate Blue a Swisher Exclusive?


Looks very very nice.

To my eyes it looks like Visconti blue almost.

Does anyone know if this Ink (Baystate) is bulletproof?



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Posted 30 January 2008 - 02:37

QUOTE(Lloyd @ Jan 29 2008, 07:34 PM) View Post
Can you verify its water-resistance?


I have not verified the waterproof claim. It was in the description in the link that was pointed to in the Marketplace last week (Luxury Brands) as "...waterproof when dry".

Actually I just stepped out and ran some water over a sample I wrote last night. Water alone, will not run at all. When rubbed with wet finger there is very slight blue cast on surrounding paper, yet no smear of the writing itself. Bottom line - will not smear when wet.


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Posted 30 January 2008 - 02:39

QUOTE(Jimmy James @ Jan 29 2008, 07:39 PM) View Post
I'm shocked by how much darker the DC looks than Bay State. This is the regular DC and not DC electric, right?

This ink is one I'm going to have to put on my list.



This is the regular DC.

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 02:47

QUOTE(fsalz @ Jan 29 2008, 09:39 PM) View Post
QUOTE(Jimmy James @ Jan 29 2008, 07:39 PM) View Post
I'm shocked by how much darker the DC looks than Bay State. This is the regular DC and not DC electric, right?

This ink is one I'm going to have to put on my list.



This is the regular DC.


I figured as much, but I wanted to be sure.

This appears to be as big a difference as when I compare my DC to my Midnight Blues side by side. This new ink of Noodler's must be quite vibrant and bright.

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 13:36

Bah sorry I didn't mean feathering I meant nib creep.

Any nib creep with this ink?


(was really tired)


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Posted 30 January 2008 - 15:00

Thanks for sharing a writing sample of this hot new ink so quickly.

Edited by lefty928, 30 January 2008 - 15:00.

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 15:34

That looks a beautiful bright blue. Maybe it's for the 'buy' list. Thanks for the review.

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 15:42

Thanks very much for this review!!

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Posted 30 January 2008 - 18:00

You beat me to it! I just recently received this ink myself and it quickly became my favorite ink. It looks so much better in person too. I love writing in it now. (No offense to the picture taking at all either) I'll probably be purchasing another bottle soon just to have it in reserve.
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Posted 30 January 2008 - 19:02

QUOTE(penguinmaster @ Jan 30 2008, 01:00 PM) View Post
It looks so much better in person too. I love writing in it now.

How does your's differ?
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Posted 30 January 2008 - 19:06

Just looks like N's regular blue to me.
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Posted 30 January 2008 - 20:46

QUOTE(Lloyd @ Jan 30 2008, 01:02 PM) View Post
QUOTE(penguinmaster @ Jan 30 2008, 01:00 PM) View Post
It looks so much better in person too. I love writing in it now.

How does your's differ?



It just seems to glow and jump off the page more than you can show in a scan or photo.
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Posted 30 January 2008 - 21:20

QUOTE(Lloyd @ Jan 30 2008, 02:02 PM) View Post
QUOTE(penguinmaster @ Jan 30 2008, 01:00 PM) View Post
It looks so much better in person too. I love writing in it now.

How does your's differ?


My scan is perhaps a touch overexposed making the whole page a little lighter. Comparing it to my original, the original is even more saturated and intense.

For whoever asked, there is no nib creep on my M805 fine.



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Posted 30 January 2008 - 22:28

QUOTE(Romeo Dog @ Jan 30 2008, 02:06 PM) View Post
Just looks like N's regular blue to me.

but IT"S WATER-RESISTANT!!! cloud9.gif
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