Sailor Ink Studio 841
This beautiful azure blue strikes the perfect balance between fun and function!
Sailor Ink Studio 841 is a deep, soothing shade of azure with a subtle burgundy sheen and lots of gorgeous shading. The Ink Studio series comes in a 20ml glass rectangular bottle with a wide brim. Packaged with each bottle is a set of stickers that you can use to label your converter. This review was done with a Pilot Custom 74 F, Lamy Studio B and on Rhodia blank No.18 paper.
There are a lot of blues in the Sailor Ink Studio collection, but 841 stands out from the crowd! It’s a beautiful, rich blue that displays both shading and sheen. The color definitely has some green undertones, but it leans more blue than Sailor Yama Dori. The ink is rather highly saturated, and has a darker and more uniform appearance in a fine nib. In the broad nib, the ink starts as a bright turquoise. From there, it darkens to a true azure before going into a deep blue-green that sits on the halfway point between teal and navy blue.
Sailor Ink Studio 841 behaved beautifully! The ink had good flow with no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. Dry times were average at 20-30 seconds. While the color washed away during the water test, the outline of the writing was clearly visible and clean up was still very easy.
There are a lot of azure and turquoise inks out there, but Sailor Ink Studio 841 strikes a great balance between all the qualities I like to see in a high-end ink. Shading and sheen provide color variation and visual interest. It isn’t a ridiculously high-sheening ink, but it also avoids the long dry times of those inks which makes it good for everyday use. It’s a gorgeous color and a practical formula that will never let you down!
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