Please note: Barrister Blue has a new formula using nano-pigments, rather than being an iron gall ink. As such, this ink is no longer blue-black but a true blue.
Blackstone Ink hails from Australia and is the result of a project that was initially geared towards powdered ink. When this proved impossible (for now) these inks were created and pretty impressive they are. In addition to the standard ink range, there is also this permanent ink, known as barrister ink. 100% waterproof, fade proof and highly resistant to bleach, alcohol and acid, it is available in black and blue.
The inks are all made in Australia with the technical supervision of an industrial chemist and are comprehensively tested by fountain pen users during development. They are exclusive in the UK to Bureau Direct.
NB - These inks have been designed for use in fountain pens, however due to the waterproof and permanent nature of the ink, they behave a bit differently to non-waterproof dye based fountain pen inks. Once the ink has dried, because it is waterproof, it cannot be dissolved and flushed away with water like dye based inks. The only way to remove it is by mechanical abrasion. To prevent this happening it is important not to leave this ink in the pen for too long without use because the water in the ink will slowly evaporate, the ink will become more concentrated and the nano carbon particles may begin to settle out because there is no longer enough water to hold them all in suspension. If you use your pen every few days this shouldn't happen. If you don't plan on using your pen for a week or so, it's best to drain the ink from the pen and flush it well.
- 30ml PP bottle
- Waterproof, permanent and fade-proof
- Two colours
- Suitable for fountain pens
- Exclusive to Bureau Direct
What we like about this product:
- Good solid black and blue
- Delivery Info
We offer free UK delivery over £20 - please choose the SAVER delivery option at the checkout. Below £20 this delivery option will cost £2.50.
Within the UK we offer a range of delivery options including guaranteed next-working-day services if you order before 1pm. Please click here to see all our UK delivery options.
For overseas orders we use Airmail postage to a range of countries. The price is calculated according to the weight of your order. International delivery is available to about 50 countries - these will be listed at checkout and also in the shipping estimater in the shopping basket. Please click here to see about our international deliveries.
- Returns Info
We offer a 'no quibble' returns policy. If you are not happy with your product then you can return it for a full refund. Please click here to see our full returns policy and how to return something for a refund.
- Product Questions
Total 2 question(s)
Is it possible for you to produce and publish a better photo of the Barrister Blue ink swab please, so we can see the ink against a white background?
Bureau replies: absolutely!
Is it fast drying, as I am left handed and usually smudge the ink when writing with fountain pens. How smudge proof is it
Bureau replies: Dry time will depend on the nib size and paper used. It is very wet writing ink and it does take a little longer to dry.