Sailor Ink Studio 173
Sailor Ink Studio 173 is as sweet as a Georgia peach.
It’s like being a kid in a candy ship with the new Sailor Ink Studio. This week, I closed my eyes, pointed to the list, and was lucky enough to pick the lovely 173. If you’re not already aware, the Sailor Ink Studio is a selection of 100 colors out of the thousands made by the Sailor ink team. Each ink is referred to by a number between 0 and 1000. The ink comes in a 20ml glass bottle and a sheet of stickers that can be placed on your converter to indicate which ink is in the pen. This review was done with a Sailor 1911 MF, Lamy Safari B and on Rhodia blank no.18 paper.
A lot of the Ink Studio colors are on the cool end of the color spectrum, however the warmer colors are equally as nice. 173 is a peachy apricot that exuded happiness. The ink shades nicely and was easily legible in a fine nib. At its lightest, the ink is a soft marigold orange. From there, it shades to a coral peach. At its darkest, the ink is a bright tangerine. The lighting of the room really affects the way I read this ink – sometimes I swear its just orange, other times I’m convinced it’s peach.
Here’s the part where I say how nicely Sailor inks behave, but once again Ink Studio 173 behaved great. It had good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. Dry times were good at 20-30 seconds. The ink didn’t have any water resistance but clean up was easy.
Even if this particular color isn’t your thing, you still have to admit how unique these Ink Studio colors are. For those of you that like orange, then you’ll love the hint of blushing pink that make this ink a little peachy. For the rest of you, take a look at the 99 other colors offered in Sailor Ink Studio line.
As with any ink review, the pen, paper, and person doing the writing will influence the way the ink looks. Due to their small bottle size and large number of colors Ink Studio inks will not be available as samples. If you would like to order a bottle, please call the store at 920-997-8220.
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