It's time for another reader request ink review, so today's ink is Pen Saijiki Jakujoya. Pen Saijiki inks are made by Sailor for the Pen House in Japan. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.
Jakujoya is a dark purple with some green and copper sheen.
I love that there are two different levels of sheen to this ink, a bright green and a deep purplish copper. Yes, purplish copper is a thing.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 20 seconds
Water resistance: Medium-a lot of the blue undertone in the ink washed away but you might still be able to read what it said.
Show through: Medium
On 20 pound copy paper there was a little bit of feathering but other than that the ink behaved well.
I used a broad Pelikan M805 Ocean Swirl on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow. There is a chemical smell, like most Sailor inks.
Overall, I like this one. It has some lovely sheen and is an interesting color. Give it a try, you might love it.
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