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Product Code IS-SL-13-1008-204

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on saleSailor Shikiori Miruai - Ink Sample

Product Code IS-SL-13-1008-204

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2ml sample of Sailor Shikiori Miruai fountain pen ink, in a labeled plastic vial. Miruai, or Seaweed Indigo, is a deep green/teal color.

Sailor's Shikiori ("Four Seasons") line of fountain pen inks features vibrant and unique colors inspired by the beauty of each season in Japan.

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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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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Valerie L.
Dark almost-black with cool shadow green undertones

Super dark, concentrated, and lubricated cool, shadow green. I tend to like concentrated almost-blacks as a rule, so this is a favorite for me.

Elegant dark shadow green

I loved this ink! It's a super concentrated ink with nice lubricated writing during my dip test. It's so concentrated that it will mostly come across as black with some nib/paper combinations with hints of a cool shadow green. I enjoy most deeply saturated almost blacks, and this is a great one!

sandy h.
Rich unusual 'black'

Much more interesting than black. I like it better than its photo. Or Diamine green/black. Or Sailor Studio 762. I do like Monterverde jade noir. This is like dried kelp. It's different. The green is dark with a blue gray cast. Drops has black sheen (no green). I like it with fine nib. haven't used a med. or stub.

Johnathan M.
A Beautiful Professional Green

I love this ink. I love interesting greens, but they are not always office appropriate. This, however, is professional enough for work, but is also very interesting and beautiful.

Ralph M.

In my Sailor Pro Gear Slim with a medium fine nib, the ink is pretty true to the colors in the picture. I think it's on the lighter side, it looks more like the bottom green color than the brownish sheen in the swatch. I like the murkiness of the ink and it flowed well in my pen, easy to clean too. I did notice that it smells like chemicals, I didn't mind it but if you're sensitive to smells then you might mind it a little more

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.