Sailor Ink Studio Set 10


Sailor Ink Studio set #10 includes: 140, 240, 340, 440 and 540. Thanks to Sakura Fountain Pen Gallery for helping me get the full set of 100 Ink Studio samples.



Left to right: 140, 240, 340, 440 and 540.

Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.


Dry time:

The inks took 30-40 seconds to dry.

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: Low-there was just a little bit of feathering in the flex nib on Rhodia and Leuchtturm.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was some bleeding in the flex nib.

Other properties: 540 had low sheen. All five had medium shading.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was lots of feathering in the larger nib sizes as well as a bit of bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:


140, 240 and 340 are similar but more useable than Montblanc Miles Davis. 440 and 540 are close to Diamine Florida Blue. Click here to see the Sailor inks together.


Life Bank paper brings out the undertones. 340 has a bit of a grey undertone.


I used a Bond Travel Gear A5 notebook. The inks all had a wetter flow.

Overall, like all 5 of these, but none of them are so unique that I can’t live without them.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink at a discount from Sakura Fountain Pen Galley for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and is not sponsored in any way.