Sailor Ink Studio Set 5


Sailor Ink Studio set #5 includes 235, 335, 435, 735 and 935. Thanks to Sakura Fountain Pen Gallery for helping me get the full set of 100 Ink Studio samples.



Left to right: 235, 335, 435, 735 and 935.

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 15-20 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: 435, 735, and 935 have medium sheen. 235, 335 and 435 have medium shading, 735 and 935 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.

Comparison Swabs:


235 is similar to PenBBS Wisteria Sinesis. 335 is close to Diamine Amazing Amethyst. 435 is close to Kingdom Note Thysanostoma Thysanura. 735 is similar to Colorverse Einstein Ring. 935 in swabs is similar to Diamine Grape, but in writing is a pretty good substitute for Lamy Dark Lilac. Click here to see the Sailor inks together.


Life Bank paper brings out the undertones. 335 has a bit of grey to it.


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

Overall, I like all of them, but I think 335 is my favorite. 935 is a good substitute for Lamy Dark Lilac but not a perfect match.

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.