I love Pilot Iroshizuku inks, they have a lovely flow and come in pretty colors. Let’s take a look at Ajisai, aka Hydrangea. I purchased my bottle of ink from Pen Chalet.
Ajisai is the perfect purple-blue as spring hydrangeas. It’s a unique color, there aren’t many inks this shade.
In large swabs there’s a tiny bit copper sheen.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 15 seconds
Water resistance: Low, when exposed to water the purple washes away and only a bit of the blue is left.
Feathering: Low-there was just a bit of feathering in the larger nib sizes on Leuchtturm.
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a bit of bleeding and feathering in the larger nib sizes as well as some feathering in the smaller nib sizes.
I used a Platinum 3776 Nice Lavande with a broad nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a wet flow.
Overall, I love this color for spring and late winter. It has a great flow and the color is beautiful. It’s a win for me.
Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.