Sailor Manyo Ume is one of my favorite inks lately – a burgundy with a touch of sheen, a bit of brown mixed in, one that sometimes shades, showing a pinkish red underneath.
In comparison to a few other sheening burgundies, Ume doesn’t show much sheen and when it does, it isn’t bright.
But this subtlety can be great when trying to pass off Ume in the office.
I love how Ume looks in a fine nib.
Ume isn’t waterproof nor is it water resistant. But it does hold the information conveyed in writing even with a soak. The red washes away but the writing should still be legible.
- Paper: Hobonichi Cousin – Tomoe River paper ($54)
- Pen: Diplomat Traveller Flame, Fine nib ($52)
- Swatches: Col-o-Ring Cards ($10)
- Ink: Sailor Manyo Ume (50mL for #$20)
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