thINKthursday – Sailor Irori

thINKthursday
Sailor Irori

Warm yourself by the hearth this winter with the vibrant red of Sailor Irori!

thINKthursday - Sailor Irori

thINKthursday – Sailor Irori

thINKthursday - Sailor Irori

An Irori is a traditional sunken hearth used for heating the home and for cooking. The vibrancy of this red certainly evokes the idea of a roaring fire! Irori is part of Sailor’s Seasons line of ink and comes in a 50ml short glass bottle with a plastic filling reservoir. This review was done with a Sailor 1911 F, Lamy Safari B, and on Rhodia No. 18 blank paper.

thINKthursday - Sailor Irori

Irori is a very saturated bright red ink that has a pink hue. In a fine nib, the ink looks like a true fire engine red. With a broader nib, there was some minimal shading that brought out a pink hue. Areas where a Q-tip or brush was used had a strong golden sheen that was a beautiful juxtaposition to the red, but no sheening occurred when writing with a standard fountain pen.

thINKthursday - Sailor Irori

Sailor inks are some of the most consistent on the market and Irori was no different. Flow was good and feathering and bleedthrough were non-issues. Irori is a very saturated ink, which led to some higher dry times of around 25-30 seconds. The ink was not water resistant and because of the high saturation, clean up was a little more intensive (but nothing that water couldn’t handle).

thINKthursday - Sailor Irori

thINKthursday - Sailor Irori

thINKthursday - Sailor Irori

thINKthursday - Sailor Irori

thINKthursday - Sailor Irori

thINKthursday - Sailor Irori

Irori is a strong, bold color that would be perfect for grading or corrections. It really pops off the page and makes a strong statement of whatever you’re writing. While it has some pink tinges, it should be considered if you’re looking for that perfect red.

thINKthursday - Sailor Irori

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 right for you.

thINKthursday - Sailor Irori

Ink it up!
Chris

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