thINKthursday – Sailor Storia Dancer Pink
Dancer Pink is one of 8 Sailor Storia inks inspired by the circus. Storia inks are vivid, pigmented, waterproof, and mixable. Each beautifully frosted 30ml bottle is nestled in tissue paper and packaged in a circular cardboard box. Like Sailor’s other bottles, it is short and wide with a convenient filling reservoir. Dancer Pink was reviewed using a Sailor Pro Gear in Transparent Pink with medium nib, a Noodler’s Konrad with Anderson Pens broad nib, and Rhodia Blank No. 18 paper.
Dancer Pink is a bright pink that is easily legible on white paper and is well behaved for a pigmented ink. Many pink inks are either atomically bright or hard to read, but I had no problem using Dancer Pink for everyday writing.
In a Sailor Pro-Gear medium there wasn’t much shading, but the soft blush color was consistent and well defined. With an Anderson broad nib the ink shaded well; the darker areas where the ink pooled had hints of magenta that complimented the rose pink beautifully.
This ink is truly waterproof – it’s hard to tell where the drip test even occurred. The dry times were a little high with the broad nib, needing up to 30 seconds. On Rhodia paper there was no feathering or bleed through.
With pigmented inks, you want to make sure to clean your pen more often and ensure that the ink never dries out. With these precautions, I’ve never had any issues with the Sailor pigmented inks.
Most pink inks are to bright for my tastes, but I really enjoyed Dancer Pink. I was impressed with how waterproof it was and can only expect the same from the other Storia inks. I’ve done some basic mixing with the Storia inks and they have yielded interesting colors. I’ll be doing an update on the results of Storia ink mixes soon, and I’m sure Dancer Pink will help make some unique combinations.
If you want a distinctive and beautiful pink that can be used everyday, Sailor Storia Pink is a great option. It is sure to garner attention and make a statement.
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 be sure it’s the color for you.
Ink it up!
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