Sailor Ink Studio Set 7


Sailor Ink Studio set #7 includes: 350, 450, 650, 750, and 950. Thanks to Sakura Fountain Pen Gallery for helping me get the full set of 100 Ink Studio samples.



Left to right: 350, 450, 650, 750 and 950.

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 20-30 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: 650, 750 and 950 have medium sheen and 450 has low sheen. 450, 650, 750 and 950 have low shading and 350 has 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:


350 is somewhere in-between Pen Saijiki Fujifusa and Robert Oster Summer Storm. 450 is similar to Monteverde Amethyst. 650 is close to Robert Oster Purple Jazz. 750 is similar to Taccia Murasaki Purple. Click here to see the Sailor inks together.


Life Bank paper brings out the undertones. 350 turns a bit more grey on this paper.


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

Overall, I like all of them, but I I think 350 is my favorite from these 5. I love how well 650 matches my Sailor PGS Purple Cosmos.

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.