on salePilot Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-PN69205

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on salePilot Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-PN69205

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A 2ml sample of Pilot Iroshizuku Tsuki-yo (Moonlight) 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 69 reviews
Great ink, unideal size

Love the ink, it looks great. I've been a long time fan of asa-gao, but I enjoy how this is a bit more subdued. The only issue I ran into (and it isn't really Goulet Pens' fault), but the ink sample does not fill well at all on the new pen I got with the order - the Pilot Vanishing Point. So I'd recommend that if you're wanting to try a sample, using something with a shorter filling mechanism. Just something to keep in mind, but did not effect my review of this beautiful ink.

Sabrina H.
Nice blue

So far this is the top contender for blue ink for me. You cant go wrong with Pilot Iroshizuku inks.

Clare W.
Love This Ink!

This is such a great blue. I am NOT a fan of blues or blacks. They're far too boring and ordinary for me. This one, however, is perfect. It's blue, yes, but is more of a denim blue. I feel like that sets it apart from the boring ones. And, of course, it's Iroshizuku. I love Pilot inks. This one flows perfectly and dries quickly, and hasn't caused any issues at all in my Platinum pens. I'll be ordering a full bottle as soon as the sample is gone.

Martin G.
Great Ink

Another really excellent ink from Pilot. The color is very interesting, but at the same time understated and very live-able with. There is a very nice degree of shading. The flow is good, but the ink is still precise as it goes onto the paper.

Great ink but not my favorite

I have been buying a lot of stuff from Goulet and now that I have about 65 samples an ink needs to be special to really stand out. The pilot inks are some of my favorite inks but this one is just ok.

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.