What’s your state’s Sailor Ink Color?

For those of us who living in states that don’t already have a Sailor Ink color, have you pondered what your state’s ink color would or should be? My home state (where I was born and grew up), California, has already been done, and Jesi reviewed it previously: But I’m still waiting for Kansas, so…

Ink Review: Newest Sailor Manyo

Ink Review: Newest Sailor Manyo

I’m a big fan of Sailor’s Manyo ink line. The Manyo colors are beautiful, the ink quality is excellent, and the price/volume is well below the current average for Sailor. All Sailor Manyo inks come in 50mL bottles for $24 – a far cry from the $1/mL prices we’ve been seeing recently. A big thank…

Ink Review: Sailor inks exclusive to Cult Pens

Ink Review: Sailor inks exclusive to Cult Pens

I have an obsession with finding new inks. An obsession that is a bit ridiculous – except I blame it on writing for Well-Appointed Desk! Cult Pens is an amazing store located in Great Britain with a huge selection of inks, pens, paper, storage containers – everything to delight a fountain pen user. Cult Pens…

Ink Comparison: Kin Mokusei vs Apricot

Ink Comparison: Kin Mokusei vs Apricot

Sailor has made a dizzying number of inks, from standard black and blue to special editions that are only available under very specific locations. All Sailor inks have one thing in common, though – because they are high quality and (typically) amazing colors, they are usually in high demand. While answering a question about Sailor…

12 Days of Inkmas:  Sailor Manyo Ume (Day 5)

12 Days of Inkmas: Sailor Manyo Ume (Day 5)

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…

Ink Review: Sailor Virginia and Sailor Illinois

Ink Review: Sailor Virginia and Sailor Illinois

By Jessica Coles  Sailor started releasing a new lineup – the 50 States collection – early in 2019 with California and Colorado inks. Recently New York and Texas followed. I was surprised when Virginia and Illinois joined the set so quickly with only about 2 months between releases. Thank you to Dromgoole’s for sending over…

Ink Review: Sailor’s Sailor

Ink Review: Sailor’s Sailor

By Jessica Coles Rejoice, blue ink lovers! The newest ink from Sailor, named Sailor’s Sailor, is a beautiful deep blue ink made to celebrate the ink blender Osamu Ishimaru and the 15 years he has been hosting Ink Blending events while dressed as a bartender to emphasize the individuality of each ink. Sailor’s Sailor is…