Barrister Blue Waterproof - Blackstone Ink
Blackstone Barrister Blue is a well behaved, dark blue, waterproof, permanent fountain pen ink made in Australia by Blackstone Ink. Barrister Blue will withstand complete immersion in water and although some of the blue will wash away a permanent blue/grey will remain. It is fade resistant and highly resistive to bleach, alcohol and mild acids.
Barrister Blue is a stoichiometrically optimized ferro tannate ink similar to Lamy and Montblanc blue/black inks. These types of inks are sometimes referred to as surrogate iron gall inks because they share a similar chemical constituency but they have none of the problems associated with traditional iron gall inks. The ratio of each ingredient has been carefully optimised to ensure as far as possible that all of the chemicals used are fully consumed in the reactions that result in the ferro tannate which is the final product left on the paper after exposure to oxygen in the air. This means there is much less chance of precipitation of unused iron compounds in the bottle and consequently less chance of blockages in the pen and results in a less acidic ink than traditional iron gall inks.
Blackstone fountain pen ink is packaged in reusable Polypropylene bottles. Polypropylene is a strong and durable plastic and these bottles are practically indestructible. These bottle can be re-purposed as ink carry or storage bottles and Polypropylene is completely recyclable. Fountain pen ink is traditionally packaged in glass bottles which are expensive to manufacture, heavy to ship and break easily.
Barrister Blue is the second release in the 'Serious Ink' series.
Ink Type: Waterproof. Permanent.
Show Through: None
Bleed Through: None
Container: Reusable Polypropylene bottle.
Suitable for all types of fountain pen, dip pens, brushes and stylus. Ideal for writing, calligraphy, drawing, washes, painting, and airbrushing.
Caution: This ink has been designed for use in fountain pens and is perfectly safe, however due to the waterproof and permanent nature of the ink, it can be difficult to remove from pens if allowed to dry out in the pen. It may also permanently stain some types of plastic pens, particularly transparent plastic pens.
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