Sailor Ink Studio 224: Ink Review

Sailor Ink Studio 224 composite imageSailor Ink Studio 224 is a cool-toned purple ink from the Sailor Ink Studio collection reminiscent of lavender or periwinkle. This ink features multiple beautiful colors that stand out on a page ranging from light blues to deep purple hues. Read more below!

 Sailor ink studio 224 review

Sailor ink studio 224 on Leuchtturm1917  paper

Sailor ink studio 224 on Tomoe River paper


Ink Review 

Supplies Used:

Smear Test (Dry Time):

  • 15 seconds – Even when using a medium nib, this ink dries quickly. The ink really comes alive during the drying process as it goes from a solid light blue to a multi-chromatic periwinkle.

Drip Test (Water Resistance):

  • Low – No water resistance to speak of, but adding some water and seeing what colors you can coax from it is fun!


  • Low – There's a distinct difference in the shades from the swabs. The other ink examples show the saturation going from very light to quite dark with the addition of more ink.

Ease of Cleaning:

  • High – Like most of Sailor's lighter-toned inks, this one is easy to clean from a pen.


  • High – There's lots of lovely shading with 224. Compared to the super popular Manyo Haha, 224 delivers a legible line and is much easier to see on paper.


  • Low/medium – This ink is not nearly as dry as some of the lighter shades, but it's by no means a wet writer. Pair it with your wettest writing pen and you'll be in for some mesmerizing shading!

 Packaging and Aesthetics:

  • The Ink Studio bottles from Sailor feature a relatively plain label, but you receive a few goodies inside! Stickers are in the box to allow the marking of a converter or pen so you know what ink is in the converter. It's a very innovative and helpful way to keep track of your ink. The opening is large enough to fill a pen, so no worries there either.


Sailor Ink Studio Fountain Pen ink 224 bottle and swab on white background

If you're interested in similar colors, check out our Swab Shop where you can compare colors side by side.


This ink is fine and dandy, looks like cotton candy, and we hope you enjoy it

Sailor Ink Studio 224 on Tomoe River

Sailor Ink Studio 224 on Tomoe River

Sailor Ink Studio 224 fountain pen ink splatter on white paper

This color is available in 20ml bottles as well as our 2ml samples.