Sailor Ink Studio Set 9


Sailor Ink Studio set #9 includes: 443, 543, 743, 843 and 943. Thanks to Sakura Fountain Pen Gallery for helping me get the full set of 100 Ink Studio samples.



Left to right: 443, 543, 743, 843 and 943.

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 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: 743, 843 and 943 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:


443 is similar to Monteverde Confidence Blue. 743 is similar to Taccia Ao Blue. 843 is close to Monteverde Sapphire. 943 is similar to Sailor Jentle Blue. Click here to see the Sailor inks together.


Life Bank paper brings out the undertones. 543 has a bit of a green undertone.


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

Overall, love all 5 of these, but I particularly like the color of 543 and 743.

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.