Left to right: 530, 730, 830, 930, and 131.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
The inks took 20-30 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
Bleeding: Low-there was some bleeding in the flex nib.
Other properties: 530, 730, 830 and 930 all have medium sheen, and all 5 have low shading.
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was lots of feathering in the larger nib sizes as well as a bit of bleeding.
530 isn’t super close to anything else I have, RO Lipstick Red is probably the closest. 730 is similar to Sailor Jentle Irori, 830 is similar to Diamine Wild Strawberry. 930 seems like a darker version of 830. 131 is lighter than R&K Vroni. Click here to see the Sailor inks together.
Life Bank paper brings out the undertones. 530 has a bit of brown in it.
I used a Bond Travel Gear A5 notebook. The inks all had a wetter flow.
Overall, I like all of them and they are all well behaved, but I don’t love any of them enough to need a full bottle.
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.