on salePilot Iroshizuku Yama-budo - 2ml Ink Sample

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on salePilot Iroshizuku Yama-budo - 2ml Ink Sample

Product Code IS-PN69217

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A 2ml sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Yama-budo (Crimson Glory Vine) dark pink fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 53 reviews
Liralen L.
Deep purple magenta shader with great flow

I have used others of the Pilot Irosuzuku series of inks and have enjoyed all of them with their subtle shading, but this one really stands out in the spring... especially here in Colorado when we still have snow, but things are trying to bud. This ink really makes me feel like Spring is possible. I use this in my Conklin Rainbow Duragraph, which I switched out the Omniflex for a Fountain Pen Revolution much more deeply flex nib and the results with this ink are incredible. I still have to go slow, for the ink to catch up with the nib, but goodness, it's good at keeping up and not spilling over. In my regular non-flex pens, this ink is a beautiful, even magenta-purple, with the flex nibs on Tomoe River paper, I get lovely subtle shading from magenta to deep purple. This did go on a lot more vivid pink than the purple it dries to, but I really love the readability and that is dries to a color that isn't eye-searing. I was also really happy with the dry times on my calligraphy, even, so laying it on thick it still dries surprisingly quickly. Love this stuff and will invest in a bottle of this as I have already, with the asa-gao.

Laura M.
Favorite ink

I am an ink newbie for sure, so my experience isn't vast, but I have tried several inks and samples. This Yama-budo is simply my favorite all around! It is so beautiful. I keep looking at things I've written with it. Because of it, I purchased the Pilot Iroshizuku sampler set to try their other inks. Will likely buy a bottle even if it is a bit $$$.

Alyson S.
So pretty, will be purchasing the full bottle

Very smooth, used in my TWSBI Eco-t 1.1 stub nib

Niki L.

I love this ink! It's vibrant. well-behaved, and a lovely raspberry. I have it in my Twsbi Diamond 580 Iris and it's a perfect combination.

A bold pink that leans into almost being purple.

The ink flows very well. Even in my wetter writing pen it did not make a mess and behaved itself. I got this sample to try it out before buying a full bottle for someone else. The color caught me by surprise in a pleasant way. The color is a wonderful, strong pink that is almost a purple. It is quite easy to read and stands out as a unique and eye catching shade. While not a color I would use at the office, it is one of my favorites to use at home for notes and writing in my journal due to how well it flows and how it looks on paper. It believe I will be getting two bottles of this color at some point.

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.