I am finally getting around to reviewing some of the dozens of inks I’ve accumulated. The first up was a random grab from the stash, Pilot Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku ($28 per bottle) which is a bright peacock blue. I’ve been using it in a variety of pens over the past week. Its a bright, deep turquoise blue.
Pilot Iroshizuku inks are very lubricated inks. At least that’s what I first noticed about it compared with some of the other inks I’ve used like Diamine or J. Herbin. This makes it an excellent option for fine-nibbed pens like Japanese fountain pens. I also think it would be a good choice for finicky, easily-clogged pens or older pens. I’ve been trying out another Iroshizuku in some of my Esterbrooks and it works excellently.
On some lower-quality papers though, the inks were too too saturated and spread a bit.
The price seems steep but the colors are clean, flow well and super-lubricated. Clearly, its a worthy investment but good inks require good paper.
Tested on Quo Vadis Habana bright white paper with a TWSBI Mini EF and a Nemosine Singularity 0.6mm italic nib.
(via Jet Pens)