on salePilot Iroshizuku Momiji - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-PN69208

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on salePilot Iroshizuku Momiji - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-PN69208

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A 2ml sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Momiji (Autumn Leaves) 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 22 reviews
Brandon S.
Solid middle of the road red

This ink is a well-behaved medium red. I tested it on a Rhodia ivory Webbie. The ink dries fully between 20-30 seconds on a cross hatch. Drying times are under 30 seconds on regular lines. The sheen is low but as a result, this ink is one you would write with on a continual basis without being difficult to read. Good color without being flashy. This ink is appropriate for school or for work.

Bala R.
Great shade. Well behaved. Strongly recommend.

Pleasure using it.

A solid Red!

This is one of the colors I constantly purchase when getting sample vials. To me and my eyes, this red is very soft and not eye straining, especially when using in a pen that's a fine nibbed one. I quite enjoy this color. The ease of cleaning is a definite plus! This ink would be great for note taking.

Athena P.
Complex sheen-y color

Writing with this ink, at first, I was confused by everyone calling it 'red;' it was dark pink for me .. on an odd-brand but decent paper I happened to be using. Tried it on Rhodia paper & yeah, red. Tried it on Tomoe River paper and WOW! Red with a definite sheen to it (even with a medium nib), just gorgeous.Momiji also changed subtly as I continued to write, making it very vital to look at. Not so much change as to be overly flashy, but a noticeable color change throughout an A4 Tomoe River page of writing (plus, that sheen!!!)This is another lovely, interestingly formulated ink from Iroshizuku that every red-ink user should at least try: a bottle of this is definitely going on my (Inks) Wishlist!

Linda R.

The color changes depending on the pen and paper you are using. All of the shades are beautiful - some look more like autumn leaves than others.

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.