Sailor Ink Studio Set 11


Sailor Ink Studio set #11 includes: 640, 740, 840, 940 and 141. Thanks to Sakura Fountain Pen Gallery for helping me get the full set of 100 Ink Studio samples.



Left to right: 640, 740, 840, 940 and 141.

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 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: 640, 740, 840 and 940 had medium 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:


640 is similar J Herbin Vert de Gris. 740 is close to Parker Penman Sapphire, but they aren’t an exact match. 840 is similar to Robert Oster School Blue. 940 is close to Colorverse Saturn V. 141 is similar to Birmingham Snowflake. Click here to see the Sailor inks together.


Life Bank paper brings out the undertones. 640 has a bit of a grey undertone.


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

Overall, all of them are nice, but 141 is too light for me in the smaller nib sizes. 740 is my favorite of these 5.

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.