on salePilot Iroshizuku Chiku-rin - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-PN69222

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on salePilot Iroshizuku Chiku-rin - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-PN69222

In Stock

out of stock

$2.75

A 2ml sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Chiku-rin (Bamboo Forest) fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Condition
New
Brand
Pilot
Type
Ink Samples
Color
Green
Fast Drying
No
Fluorescent
No
Shimmer

Whether or not the ink contains glittery particles.

No
Freeze Resistant

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to better withstand freezing temperatures.

No
Volume
2ml
Iron Gall

Ink made from iron salts and tannic acids. Though quite permanent and waterproof, these inks are typically known for causing chemical corrosion to metal pen parts (especially the nib) and should be used sparingly or with less-valuable pens.

No
Lubricated

Whether or not an ink is specially formulated to increase flow in your pen.

No
Pigmented

Whether or not the ink contains finely-ground solid particles in liquid suspension.

No
Scented
No
Water Resistant

Whether or not the ink, once dried on the paper, will resist being washed away with water.

No

Customer Reviews

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Daniel

Pilot Isoshizuka is one of my favorite inks. It comes out a touch duller than that image, but it's still a beautiful late summer green. Love it.

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Daniel

Pilot Isoshizuka is one of my favorite inks. It comes out a touch duller than that image, but it's still a beautiful late summer green. Love it.

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Julian L.
Cheerful, vibrant green

This is a really pretty, vibrant, fresh spring green. To me, it looks darker than the swatch in this listing, but that actually makes it more readable than I was worried it would be. The shading is very noticeable, but not so much that the lightest parts are hard to read against the paper when compared to the darkest parts. I'm not sure this is something I'd use for longer-form writing because of its brightness, but I can absolutely see myself using it for things like commenting on/grading papers. I'm new enough to fountain pens and ink that I don't feel confident actually rating this on the flow/shading/etc. scales, but it did dry pretty quickly as far as I could tell, and it did not bleed through Leuchtturm 1917 paper at all. Hopefully the attached photo will be useful for more experienced folks than I.

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Sandrine_jouve
A spring look

I love this color and use it as a background for my drawings. It brings a lovely spring look to them, perfect for me.

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SoniaS
Curse you, Iroshizuku

I bought a sample thinking, Well, I probably won't like it that much, it seems a little off. But it's great. A fresh, clean spring color, very pretty. I have way more bottles of Iroshizuku already than any sane person should have. Sigh.Obviously this is not a conservative color, but it's readable and appealing for everyday note taking or journaling. It would be fun to write notecards or letters with. A bit of shading, not a lot. Quite quick to dry, my left-handed son is eager to try it out. The sample makes it look slightly olive, but on the page it just looks like a natural (vs. neon) bright spring green.

FAQ about Ink Samples

How do I fill my fountain pen from an ink sample vial? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It depends on the fountain pen's filling mechanism.

Check out our blog post on How to Fill a Fountain Pen from an Ink Sample Vial.

How much writing can I do with 2ml of ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

It really depends on how big or small you write, and the nib size you’re using. We find that usually you can get 2 good fills for a typical converter with our Ink samples, or one good fill with a piston-filling pen. How much writing depends on you more than anything else, so we recommend experimenting with different nib sizes to find what works best for you. 

What is shading, sheening, or shimmering ink? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Shading - A common (and often desired) result of a fountain pen ink pooling in certain parts of a letter when writing, so that the color and saturation of the ink appears different within a single letter or word. This characteristic cannot be achieved with ballpoint or rollerball pens and is a very appealing aspect of fountain pen use for those particularly drawn to all the pretty ink colors.

Sheen - Characteristic of a fountain pen ink where when ink pools another color can be seen on top of the ink, especially when looked at in different light angles using certain paper types. There is no way to guarantee an ink will sheen, but using a larger nib on a pen will help obtain sheening results in your writing.

Shimmering - Fountain pen ink that has small particles of glitter mixed in.

Is shimmering ink safe to use in fountain pens? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

Yes! Shimmering ink is a great way to add some flare to your writing. We have found that a larger nib will showcase more shimmering particles while writing, but you can use any nib size and shimmering ink. All the ink we sell is safe for use in fountain pens.

You can learn more in our blog: How to Write with Shimmering Ink.

What's your return policy for ink samples? 8EDA1617-F73A-4DAF-8245-6D2BF4ABEB7B

We do not accept returns for ink that has been used. Otherwise, we accept returns on unused ink products for up to 30 days from purchase. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.