Sailor Ink Studio 683
Sailor Ink Studio 683 is raisin the bar for violet-colored ink.
The next couple of weeks we’re going to explore some of the less-talked-about Ink Studio colors. Many of these colors would be standouts in a regular ink lineup, but since Ink Studio has 100 colors, they tend to get lost. 683 is a rich raisin purple that works as a unique workplace ink. Ink Studio inks come in a 20ml glass rectangular bottle. This review was done with a Pilot Explorer F, Lamy Safari B and on Rhodia blank No. 18 paper.
Ink Studio 683 is a highly saturated ink and has a similar appearance in both a fine and broad nib. The ink is so saturated that in either nib at first glance you would assume it is black. This is especially true with the fine nib as the inks shading is not as apparent. With the broad nib you get an eggplant violet before moving to a dark raisin color. On Rhodia paper, the ink is matte, but on Tomoe River you can get a greenish gold sheen.
683 has excellent flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. As mentioned, the ink is highly saturated but still has good dry times at 20-30 seconds. While the ink does not have any water resistance, clean up was very easy.
I think this ink is dark enough that you could get away with using it at work. I love these inks because it adds a little personality to your normal workplace routine. It may not be the craziest ink out there, but I get a sense of satisfaction seeing its raisin hues during my work day.
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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