I have written several posts about the beautiful Sailor Studio inks over the past few months. These tiny bottles pack so much color inside, plus there are 100 inks in the line! These inks are incredibly fun to collect as well – the minimal packaging and color-coded labels look great lined up together. I received my bottle from Dromgoole’s in Texas (20mL for $18).
Today I’m reviewing Sailor Studio 264 – a light turquoise to teal ink.
I love these glass bottles – the entire Studio line comes in identical square bottles with the color on the label. No wasted space on the shelf, no guessing which ink or the color inside. Simple and functional.
The color of the ink on the lid seems to be a bit more green than the label, but the two seem close in tone.
Sailor Studio 264 is a medium teal that has a touch of a halo in writing.
264 is very close in writing to Pelikan Edelstein Aquamarine although the shading is a bit lighter and 264 has a more subtle sheen.
264 has beautiful shading – not in-your-face type of shading, but very present. I love showing off heavily shading inks to non-fountain pen users since the effect is so noticable.
In heavy swatches, Sailor Studio 264 seems to show more green as it pools. In areas where ink took a longer to dry, a dark halo formed.
On closer inspection I found a hint of sheen in these accumulated pools. I never did see any sheen during normal writing.
Sailor Studio 264 is not watre-proof and dries a bit faster than average, even on Tomoe River paper. I never saw smearing, feathering or bleeding with this ink either.
As with all other inks in the Sailor Studio line, I love 264. I have other inks that are close to this color, but none that shade quite like this in writing.
- Paper: Musubi Tomoe River Refill ($30-35 USD)
- Ink: Sailor Studio 264 (Dromgoole’s, $18 for 20mL)
- Swatch Cards: Col-o-ring ink testing cards ($10 for 100 card pack)
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