They’re back!! And they’re as good as we remember.
Come take a look at the new/old Sailor Ultramarine.
Sailor just re-released their lineup of Jentle colors. Many of these colors have garnered cult like status, so it’ll be a joy to have them readily available. Ultramarine is an ink that walks the line between blue and purple. It comes in Sailor’s 50ml glass bottle with a plastic insert that serves as a filling reservoir when the bottle gets low. This review was done with a Pilot Custom 74 F, Lamy Safari B, and on Rhodia No 18 blank paper.
Jentle Ultramarine is a rich indigo that can appear blue or purple depending on the nib used. In a fine nib there isn’t as much shading and the ink appears as a uniform royal blue. In a broader nib there is more shading and the ink has more of a purple appearance. The lightest areas are an amethyst color that shades into a dark eggplant.
Like nearly all other Sailor ink, Ultramarine performed very well. The ink has good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough. Dry times were normal at 20-30 seconds and there was moderate shading with a broader nib. Ultramarine doesn’t have much in the way of water resistance, but clean up is a breeze.
Ultramarine is similar to the Sailor Seasons Nioi-Sumire, however, Ultramarine has a bit more purple. I’m very happy that Sailor brought back these Jentle colors, and Ultramarine is a great addition to any collection. It is a fun color that can be workplace appropriate while still having a lot of personality.
As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. If you’re not sure about a color, try a sample to see if it’s the one for you.
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