Sailor Ink Studio set #15 includes: 162, 462, 762, 160 and 260. Everyone talks about 123 but 162 is just as amazing. 123 is grey with purple and green shading and 162 is green with grey and purple shading. Thanks to Sakura Fountain Pen Gallery for helping me get the full set of 100 Ink Studio samples.
Left to right: 162, 462, 762, 160 and 260.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
The inks took 15-30 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
Other properties: 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.
162, 462 and 762 all have similar tones. 162 seems like a much more usable Pen Saijiki Kazahana, a minty green with lots of character. 462 feels like Papier Plume Streetcar Green, but with a lot more blue in it. 762 reminds me of Sailor Jentle Miruai, but 762 has a stronger blue tone. 160 seems like a much lighter version of Monteverde Erinite. 260 is similar to Robert Oster Light Green. Click here to see the Sailor inks together.
Life Bank paper brings out the undertones. 160 and 162 have similar undertones.
I used a Bond Travel Gear A5 notebook. The inks all had a wetter flow.
Overall, like all 5 of these, but I absolutely love 162. 162 is my favorite, then 160 and 260.
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.