on salePilot Iroshizuku Ku-jaku - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-PN69213

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on salePilot Iroshizuku Ku-jaku - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-PN69213

In Stock

out of stock


A 2ml sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-jaku (Peacock) fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial.

Ink Samples
Fast Drying

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Freeze Resistant

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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.


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


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

Water Resistant

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


Customer Reviews

Based on 61 reviews
Beautiful Teal Bluish Green

My experience using the item was very good. The product is a beautiful teal bluish green exactly as shown on the Goulet web site. I was hoping it would be more of a turquoise color, but I still love the color anyway.

Jayne P.
Love it

Oh I love this ink! I'm a bit of a fan of the Pilot Iroshizuku line but this ink had me ooohhing and aahhhing with its wetness, shading and sheen.

Ulrike G.
Samples - what a great idea

Having samples to decide between two ink colors is such a wonderful idea for someone who can't make up her mind and is picky about their colors. I also love iroshizuku ink. Of course at first it looked like Goulet had sent two of the same color, but they had no problem rushing a replacement to me. And I was able to see what i liked. Thats customer service for you.

Good, but there are better in the Pilot lineup

The pilot inks are well known for a reason, and are all great. They all have their own characters though and I wasn't in love with this one. The color just seemed a little off to me from what I was looking for. Its almost blue but not quite. The flow is ok but I'd rather just grab some Kon Peki or a bottle of Noodler's

Really nice color, but incredinbly wet ink!

I love the color of this ink, but it is a very very wet ink!. I put it in my Faber Castell Loom with EF nib and it is a gusher! It feathers plenty with that pen and if you use it with medium and broad nibs it will bleed through on any paper, that is why 1 star is removed. It behaves well enough with EF to use it daily, but i would not use it with any other nib.

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.