Sailor Ink Studio Set 12


Sailor Ink Studio set #12 includes: 241, 341, 441, 541 and 641. Thanks to Sakura Fountain Pen Gallery for helping me get the full set of 100 Ink Studio samples.



Left to right: 241, 341, 441, 541 and 641.

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: None

Other properties: 641 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:


441 is similar to Colorverse Horizon, 541 is close to Robert Oster Bass Straight. 641 is similar to Birmingham Cerulean. Click here to see the Sailor inks together.


Life Bank paper brings out the undertones. 341 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.