Ink Review #488: Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-budo

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Today’s ink is Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-budo. I’ve loved this ink for quite a while, the color just pops out at you. You can find this ink at Pen Chalet.

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The color:

Yama-budo is a bright, fuchsia purple.

Swabs:

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In large swabs there was a little bit 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: 15 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: Low-there was some feathering in the flex nib.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was quite a bit of bleeding in the flex nib.

Other properties: medium 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): Pilot Iroshizuku Tsutsuji, Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-budo, and Colorverse 4 Einstein Ring. Click here to see the Pilot inks together.

Birmingham Elegant Fuchsia, Diamine Purple Dream, and Diamine Flowers Bougainvillea. Click here to see the purple inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a medium Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age on an ivory Hippo Noto notebook. The ink had a wet flow.

I used a medium Visconti Homo Sapiens Bronze Age on an ivory Hippo Noto notebook. The ink had a wet flow.

Overall, I love this ink. The color is gorgeous, it has a nice wet flow, and did I mention the color is gorgeous?

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.