on salePilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-PN69209

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on salePilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-PN69209

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A 2ml sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-gaki (Winter Persimmon) fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

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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.


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Water Resistant

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Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Surprised not to like it

I expected to love this ink. The quality is, of course, great, but I find the color a bit too garish.

Vibrant and Saturated!

I really love the way this ink actually displayed itself. The swab from the swab shop is on point, and in my journal, the color really pops on the page..really brightens up the place. Great ink, super good flow, nice saturation. It's not at all like an Apache Sunset or an Operation Overlord Orange..really not much of a shader. Literally like a persimmon in color. Really like it.

It's more orange than red

I was eagerly looking forward to testing out this ink based on the swabs provided. But after testing it out, it is more orange in real life than red. It isn't a very saturated color either and no shading noted. Although it wasn't what i expected, I liked using it to underline printed material for editing and/or studying. The red ink that I settled on eventually that is simply outstanding is J. Herbin 1670 Rouge Hematite which I'll rate next time.

Alex W.
Great orange-red - warm

This is a warm orange, it has enough red in it to make it less of a shocking orange. It's not quite the autumn orange I was looking for, but close. PRICE: The Iroshizuku line is superior (flow, consistency, color saturation,...). I HATE the price, but that's something Pilot needs to sort out (Goulet's price is great). If Pilot made iroshizuku more affordable it would be the only brand of ink I use.

Jessica B.
There's something melon-ish about this

There's something almost pastel about this color. It's a very soft orange that almost veers toward pink. Iroshizuku are great inks, but this color isn't exactly for me.

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.