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)