Today’s ink is Pen Saijiki Syurei. As soon as I swabbed this ink I fell in love with the color. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens.
Syurei is a coral-ey orange. It’s definitely on the pink side of orange, but still more orange than pink. I love this color. It’s a great coral for spring.
In large swabs the ink shows a bit more pink than it does in writing. I love that you can see different bands of pink and orange.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
Bleeding: None *Quick note about these writing samples: I was having a lot of issues with the flex nib I was using, a Fountain Pen Revolution Darjeeling with a steel ultra flex nib, so the bleeding is the fault of the inconsistent pen, not the ink. I just didn’t have enough ink to re-do the writing samples.
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 Flowers Gerbera (I really love this color), Pen Saijiki Syurei, and Colorverse 34 Tango. Gerbera has a little less pink in it than Syurei does, but I love both colors. Click here to see the Pen Saijiki inks together, and here to see the orange inks together.
Overall, I love this ink. It had good flow, the color is gorgeous, and it’s not a very common color. I’m adding a full bottle to my wish list!
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.