Ink Review #491: Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki

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Today’s ink is Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki. I really enjoy pilot inks. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.

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The color:

Kon-peki is a pretty medium blue.

Swabs:

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In large swabs there is some pretty pink sheen.

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Writing samples:

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

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: low shadinglow sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was feathering in every nib size, and some bleeding in the flex and broad nibs.

Comparison Swabs:

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Colorverse 12 Crystal Planet, Pilot Iroshizuku Kon-peki, and Diamine Florida Blue. Click here to see the Pilot inks together.

Monteverde Capri Blue, PenBBS 41 Yunnan Blue, and Robert Oster Soda Pop Blue. Click here to see the blue inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a broad Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue on Tomoe River 68. The ink had a wet flow. This ink matches the pen really well.

I used a broad Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue on Tomoe River 68. The ink had a wet flow. This ink matches the pen really well.

Overall, it’s a lovely medium blue with a wet flow. I really like it in the Pelikan M805 Vibrant Blue.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Pen Chalet for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.