Penlux Mò Tangerine and Plum
We’re reviewing the whole fruit bowl with Penlux Mò Tangerine and Plum.
This week we’re trying something a little different with a double review of Penlux Mò Tangerine and Plum. Penlux Mò is produced by Sailor, but Tangerine and Plum are limited edition colors with only 999 existing bottles of each. The ink comes in Sailor’s new square 50ml glass bottle, but the real show-stopper is the box. Each box is individually hand-numbered and opens like a blooming flower through some clever origami-like folds. This review was done using an Anderson Pens M #6 nib and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
Tangerine is a vivid orange ink that is fairly saturated. At its lightest, the ink is a honey orange, but it quickly shades to darker tangerine and carrot hues. Plum is a highly saturated ink that didn’t display much shading. The ink is aptly named, with some violet hues being visible amongst the general dark plum color.
These are the first Penlux inks that I’ve tried, but not unsurprisingly they behaved wonderfully as all Sailor inks do. Both colors had excellent flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. Tangerine and Plum were both highly saturated colors with higher dry times at 25+ seconds. Tangerine had little water resistance while Plum had a noticeable amount of resistance.
Both Tangerine and Plum are very nice colors that write beautifully. These inks are truly limited – each bottle is individually numbered out of 999. If either of these colors speak to you, I’d suggest getting a bottle immediately as they won’t be around ever again.
As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. Due to the limited nature of these inks samples will not be offered.
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