We are going to power through some orange inks today, our first ink is Pen Saijiki Shukei. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.
Shukei is a medium orange. Sometimes it looks true orange, and sometimes it leans a bit coral.
In large swabs the ink looks more coral.
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 some bleeding the flex nib.
Overall, I like the color of this ink, it’s a nice spring-summer orange. It has a nice wet flow and behaves well, I just wish it had a bit more shading.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.