Sailor Ink Studio 653
Sailor Ink Studio 653 is a marvelous mulberry that’ll put a little autumn in your pen!
thINKthursday – Sailor Ink Studio 653
I swear there are other inks we intended on reviewing . . . but then I find another Ink Studio and it jumps to the front of the line. Ink Studio 653 is a beautiful mulberry with a luxurious look to it. Sailor Ink Studio inks come in a 20ml glass rectangular bottle, and are available via phone order at our Appleton and Chicago locations. Or better yet, come visit us in store! This review was done with a Pilot Custom 74 F, Lamy AL-Star B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
‘Luscious’ is a good way to describe Ink Studio 653. The plum magenta ink is richly saturated and has a similar appearance in both fine and broad nibs. At its lightest, the ink is a plum color. From there, it goes into much darker mulberry and raisin tones. On Rhodia paper you won’t get any sheen, but on Tomoe River you can get a lovely greenish gold sheen.
Per usual, Ink Studio 653 behaved wonderfully. It had better than usual flow even for a Sailor ink. It is a highly saturated ink but still had good dry times at 20-30 seconds. Feathering and bleed through were low, but so was shading. While the ink didn’t have any water resistance, clean up was easy.
If you are a Iroshizuku Yama-Budo or Sailor Oku-Yama fan I would highly suggest checking out 653. It is a beautiful color that is easy-to-read and could be surprisingly business appropriate – just don’t hand in your quarterly report with it.
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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