Sailor Studio has 100 inks in their lineup – plenty of space to explore various nooks and crannies of ink properties that are not usually present in commercially available inks. Because of this freedom, Sailor has created many distinct inks in the Studio line and 237 is one of them. Dromgoole’s is the perfect place to pick up a bottle of this ink ($18 for 20mL).
Today’s ink is 237. Most of today’s post will be photos rather than words – this is an ink that speaks for itself.
The ink shades beautifully and has a golden brown halo.
The shading and halo are both present even in normal writing.
If you have ever tried to purchase Sailor Studio inks, you know how tough it can be to find a store selling it, pay for the shipping and wait for the slow boat to make its way overseas (unless you are lucky enough to live in Japan). Good news! Sailor has recently started allowing sales of these small bottles of sunshine by select retailers in the US. However, Sailor did put a restriction on these sales – orders for Sailor Studio inks can only be taken over the phone. Dromgoole’s was kind enough to provide this bottle of 442 for review and you can find ordering instructions here. The entire staff is great to talk to when ordering and if you are able to stop by their store, the inks can be purchased in person! Here’s a glimpse of that book full of Sailor Studio swatches:
- Paper: Musubi Tomoe River Refill ($30-35 USD)
- Pen: Brooks Water Lily Koi, Stub nib ($175)
- Ink: Sailor Studio 237 ($18 for 20ml bottle)