For this week’s ink review, we have an ink that is a bit on the unusual side for me – Sailor Studio 370, a light green.
Sailor Studio 370 is in the same family as the previously shown 670 (aka pickle juice) but 370 contains less yellow – it’s closer to a light pine green or moss rather than pickles. I would say that the color on the label is not very helpful for a color reference.
Rather than being the neon green from the label, Sailor Studio 370 is a soft, muted yellowish green. Not quite avocado but close.
However, in the studio lights, the yellow undertones show through more than they do in person.
Comparing Studio 370 to other green inks helps to place the color in the spectrum – Blackstone Australian Bush and Rohrer & Klingner Emma are very close. Taccia Uguisu is also close although brighter.
370 writes a bit on the wet side compared to most Sailor Studio inks that I have tested. Shading is not as dramatically obvious as other Studio inks but there is plenty of shading present!
The ink is not so light that isn’t legible, however, I would classify it as a pastel ink. It dries more quickly than the more saturated Sailor Studio inks and like most of them, not water resistant.
370 is quite a lovely ink! Where the ink pools as it is drying, blue shows up strongly as does a slight brown halo. The contrast between the two makes them look like different inks!
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 370 for review and you can find ordering instructions here. The entire staff is great to talk to when ordering and if you order before the Colorado Pen Show you can pick up your ink at their table – no shipping cost! Order your Sailor Studio inks now over the phone and have them waiting for you in Denver!
- Paper: Nanami Seven Seas Writer ($26)
- Pen: Lamy Pastel Blue, medium steel nib ($175)
- Ink: Sailor Studio 370 ($18 for 20ml bottle)
DISCLAIMER: The ink included in this review was provided free of charge by Dromgoole’s for the purpose of review. All other items were purchased by me. Please see the About page for more details.
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I prefer the 68 gsm much more than the 52 gsm because of the reduced showthrough. With the thinner 52 gsm, I could see every word on the back side. Writing on the back made it less distracting but the visual noise of the showthrough still bothered me. 68 gsm still has some ghosting on the back, but it s not nearly as annoying. Only the extra fine Sharpie bled through, but it does that on every paper. I know, in the picture it seems like a lot of ghosting. But it s much better than 52 gsm. I chose lined paper, not dot grid like many others did. I ordered it before I fell in love with dot grid! The lines are m apart and made of faint gray dashes. They don t distract from my writing at all. There s a giant margin at the top. I like having that space to write a title and date, but that space could be cut down to add a few more lines. Looking at the Well Appointed Desk review, the dot grid has a margin but it s not nearly as large as mine.