Sunday, December 18, 2011

New Iroshizuku Inks

I received three of the four new Iroshizuku ink colors this past week.  The only one that I did not get is ina-ho which is a brown.

I'm a little ambivalent about these inks, they are not quite as intense and saturated as some of the other Iroshizuku inks, but I do like them.

I did not think that I was going to like the kosumosu, which is a light pink, but the more I use it the more I like it.  The green is truly a bamboo color and also a nice writer, but my favorite of this group is the mirasaki-shikibu, which is a luscious purple.  They call it a bluish purple but I do not detect the blue.

These inks are currently available in the US from Jetpens or on eBay from Engeika, I'm sure Goulet Pens will have these inks soon also.


Molossus said...

Ooh, pretties! Thank you for the review.

I just ordered Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses. I can't wait to try it out, although I don't know if I'll get the black swan without a flex pen. The flex pen may have to be the next purchase.

I knew I should have stayed away from fountain pens, lol!

inkophile said...

Pretty colors for spring. :)

Rori said...

Thanks for the post--glad to see these inks in action :D
I agree, these are FAB spring inks!!

PensMakeMeHappy said...

I´m currently waiting for a couple of Iro inks. Can´t wait. Your swabs look gorgeous.

Question: What do you think about the Chiku-Rin ink? Do you need to have a broad/very wet nib to use it (it looks sort of light-coloured to me)?

Julie (O-kami) said...

PMMH - it is a little light, but not as light as this photo. I do prefer it in an italic nib.

PensMakeMeHappy said...

I received the samples, and the Chiku-Rin is just a lovely, lovely green. So lovely, in fact... a bottle is on its way to my home. :)

I tried it out with a wet MF and I can definitively see why you like it in an italic nib.

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