Sailor Ink Studio Set 8


Sailor Ink Studio set #8 includes: 442, 642, 143, 243 and 343. Thanks to Sakura Fountain Pen Gallery for helping me get the full set of 100 Ink Studio samples.



Left to right: 442, 642, 143, 243 and 343.

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 30-40 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: 642 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:


442 is similar to Robert Oster Grey Seas. 642 is similar to Colorverse Saturn V. 143 and 243 are pretty similar to each other, 243 is just a bit darker. 343 has more purple in it than Robert Oster Grey Seas. Click here to see the Sailor inks together.


Life Bank paper brings out the undertones. 143, 243 and 343 all range between blue and purple with shading, but 143 is much brighter than the other two.


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

Overall, love all 5 of these, but I’m gonna need bottles of at least 442 and 143. I’ll probably cave and need all five though, because I have a problem and I’m a sucker for these moody blues.

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.