Sailor Ink Studio Set 13


Sailor Ink Studio set #13 includes: 741, 841, 941, 264 and 464. Thanks to Sakura Fountain Pen Gallery for helping me get the full set of 100 Ink Studio samples.



Left to right: 741, 841, 941, 264 and 464.

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 20-50 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-just a little bit in the flex nib.

Other properties: 741, 841 and 941 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:


741 and 841 are similar to Robert Oster Blue Water Ice, 941 is close to Robert Oster Frankly Blue. 464 is lighter than Colorverse Photon. Click here to see the Sailor inks together.


Life Bank paper brings out the undertones. 464 has a strong green tone.


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

Overall, like all 5 of these, but I think 264 is my favorite. It’s a bit too light for me in the smaller nib sizes, but I like it in broad nibs. It’s the most unique color out of these five inks, and it’s a great match for the Lamy Safari Blue Macaron.

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.