Review by Laura Cameron
I’ve never tried any of the Pen Saijiki inks, so when I saw Syurei (4mL sample, $4.00), I thought the end of 2019 was the perfect time to snag this coral ink and swatch it for Inkmas!
Syurei is that orangey-pinky coral that was Pantone’s 2019 color of the year. I’ve collected a few of these coral inks this year, and I have to say they’re all super similar.
As you can see Syurei comes in just a smidge lighter than Diamine Coral, and with it’s light pinky bits, very close to J. Herbin Corail des Tropiques. It’s also similar to Pilot Iroshizuku Fuyu-Gaki, but that one is a bit more orange than pink.
All in all, a lovely color wrap up my year-long pursuit of corals!
- Papers: Crossfield Journal ($24.00)
- Pen: Delike Glass Signature Pen ($37.80)
- Swatches: Col-o-Ring Ink Testing Book ($10) and Col-o-Dex Rotary Cards ($15)
- Inks: Pen Saijiki Syurei (4mL sample, $4.00)
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