Today’s ink is Pen Saijiki Kazahana. I have had so many people ask me for recommendations for mint green ink, and this one is a great mint green color. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.
Kazahana is a very light mint green.
In large swabs the ink looks brighter than it does in writing. Since the ink is so light the color of the ink changes with the color of the paper. It looks warmer on cream paper and cooler on white paper.
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: Low
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was just a little bit of feathering, and a bit of bleeding in the flex nib.
Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Diamine Soft Mint. Pen Saijiki Kazahana, and Diamine Spring Green. Soft Mint is actually teal, but it’s the closest ink I could think of. There aren’t any other inks I can think of even close to this color. Click here to see the Pen Saijiki inks together, and here to see the green inks together.
Overall, I love the color of this ink, it’s just too light for me. I’m glad I only got a sample since I can’t see myself ever using this ink again. I really want someone to make a darker version of this mint green color, like Diamine Soft Mint with more yellow in it.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links and is not sponsored in any way.