Ink Review #487: Pilot Iroshizuku Tsutsuji

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Today’s ink is Pilot Iroshizuku Tsutsuji Azalea. This is the most requested ink review lately, and I finally bought a bottle. You can find this ink at Pen Chalet.

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The color:

Tsutsuji is a bright, vibrant pink.

Swabs:

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In large swabs the ink is a vibrant pink, and has lots of bright green 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: 30 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Medium-there was quite a bit of bleeding on Leuchtturm paper, and some in the flex nib on Rhodia.

Other properties: low shadingmedium 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 5 Lights on Ceres, Pilot Iroshizuku Tsutsuji, and Lamy Vibrant Pink. Click here to see the Pilot inks together.

Diamine Claret, Callifolio Andrinople, and Rohrer and Klingner Sketch Vroni. Click here to see the pink inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a medium Pelikan M605 White Transparent on an ivory Hippo Noto notebook. The ink had a wet flow.

I used a medium Pelikan M605 White Transparent on an ivory Hippo Noto notebook. The ink had a wet flow.

Overall, I love the color of this ink. It’s bright and cheerful, and has a lovely wet flow. I’m glad I have a full bottle of this ink, since it’s one I think I will use often.

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.