INK SAMPLE - Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-kai (Deep Sea)

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Product Code IS-PN69225
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A 2ml sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-kai (Deep Sea) fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.
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INK SAMPLE - Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-kai (Deep Sea)

A 2ml sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-kai (Deep Sea) fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.


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Availability
Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Business Days
Condition
New
Brand
Pilot
Type
Ink Samples
Fast Drying
No
Fluorescent
No
Freeze Resistant
No
Ink Color
Blue
Iron Gall
No
Lubricated
No
Pigmented
No
Scented
No
Shimmer
No
Volume
2ml
Water Resistant
No
INK SAMPLE - Pilot Iroshizuku Shin-kai (Deep Sea) is rated 4.4737 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shin Kai I like the color of this ink. I loved how it went on so dark and lightened as it dried. However it is similar enough to Diamine Prussian Blue that I feel I do not need to own both. Prussian Blue even shades a little nicer. However Shin-Kai is more well behaved with zero feathering even on cheap paper and virtually no bleed though. If I had not tested Prussian Blue, I would probably have this on a list of inks I desperately want
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good color. smooth feel. does not soak through A real blue-black. Not so dark as to look black, and not so blue that it loses contrast. Shows some flow variation with a nib designed to produce it (e.g. Falcon). But line always has adequate darkness. Smooth writing and flows well. Yet does not soak through paper to back. On softer papers you can see the ink from back, but ti does not reach the back surface. On softer papers, slightly wider line, but with tip of pen sitting still on paper ink does does not bleed wider. fwiw, ink takes a few seconds after writing to reach final color.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the blue-black I've been looking for When I bought my first fountain pen, blue-black was what I was looking for. I figured it would be my daily use ink. But after trying several inks from Lamy, Pelikan-Edelstein, Diamine, and Noodlers, none really lived up to my expectations. Kiri-same is the shade I wanted all along: distinctly blue, but not too bright. A little dusky, but not too dark. The color still comes through on a F or EF nib without being either ostentatious or humble. Just right. And of course it has the Iroshizuku smoothness that I love.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New Favorite Ink! I can't begin to say how much I love this color ink! At first, when I had it in my Lamy Medium nib, I didn't really care for it; however, when I put it in my broad Pilot Vanishing Point and used it on Moleskine squared paper, I was blown away!!! No feathering, amazing shading, no bleed-through and very little show-through. The color ranges from a deep blue-black to an almost grey, chalky blue. So much character in this ink when used with a wide nib! I would absolutely purchase a bottle from the Goulet Pen Co.!
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smoky, classy, everyday blue Shin-kai is a particularly pleasing blue. It is very similar to Rohrer & Klingner Salix. The Shin-Kai offers more depth whereas the Salix offers more shading. Shin Kai is distinctive, professional and classy. Not flashy. It has depth, and like all Iroshizuku inks I have tried, it is a pleasure to write with. Usually my go to nib is a 1.1, but in this color I seem to prefer a medium nib. Also, I almost always like an ink better on white paper when compared with a cream/ivory paper. This ink is definitely different on white vs. cream, but I like both looks equally. On cream paper the Shin-Kai stays true to its color and richness, but has a softer, dreamier look. On white paper it seems more defined and elegant. Overall, the color is distinct and one that could be used everyday, for any situation.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great ink, BUT.... Have tried many Iroshisuku inks from Goulet and this was the most disappointing. While the flow and shading were typical Iroshzuku--wonderful on all counts--it is definitely NOT waterproof or even water resistant. All the other inks in this line are at least somewhat water resistant. So if that is one of your criteria look elsewhere. Other than that, a great shader and great performer.
Date published: 2014-10-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Blah blue Like other Iroshizuku inks I've tried Shin-Kai is very well-behaved but for me it loses points for being … boring. I typically use an F nib so the subtleties of many inks can be lost by reduction to an almost basic line, even so the Shin-Kai when matched against other, far less expensive inks, has nothing to justify its extra cost (particularly against the fine inks of Diamine): this blue was too blah.
Date published: 2016-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Ink! Great character to this ink. Shading is very nice and works well on quality fountain pen papers and the cheap stuff. Drying time is as Brian states in the video, but it's worth the wait! I use it every day in my Lamy Safari. If anyone has used Noodler's 54th Massachusetts, but a tad lighter, more a blue-grey than a true blue-black.
Date published: 2014-10-20
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