Sailor Ink Studio 453 is a violet vision to behold!
Sailor Ink Studio 453 is a soft medium violet that is full of color without overpowering your writing. Ink Studio inks come in a rectangular 20ml glass bottle that still provides a wide enough mouth to comfortably fill your pen. They also include a handy sticker that can be used to label your converter so you never forget which ink is in it! This review was done with a Pilot Metropolitan F, Lamy Safari B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
A shade lighter and more saturated than Monteverde Wisdom Purple, Ink Studio 453 has low to moderate levels of shading which easily differentiate a fine and broad nib on the page. The lighter ranges of this ink really shine in a fine nib, while a broad nib brings out the darker tones as the ink pools on the letters.
Sailor inks prove time and again to be smooth, reliable companions for any writer. This ink had very little feathering or bleedthrough, and had average dry times of 20-30 seconds. It also has zero water resistance, but the water drops create a lovely lavender that could be a useful tool for artists.
Getting to write with this ink all week has been a real treat! I normally reach for a green or teal blue ink, so it’s nice to have a shade of purple to add to my cool toned writing. If you’re looking for a purple that blends readability and saturation, you’ve found your ink!
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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