|Item Weight||11.2 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||3.7 x 1.5 x 3.4 inches|
|Item model number||69221|
|Number of Items||1|
|Manufacturer Part Number||69221|
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Pilot Iroshizuku Bottled Fountain Pen Ink, Murasaki-shikibu, Japanese Beautyberry, Purple (69221)
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- Created using the highest standards and variations of color
- Ink names derived from Japanese natural landscapes and plants
- Enjoy the intense and subtle colors of Japan as you write
- Works well with Pilot and Namiki fountain pens
- Each 50 ml bottled ink is made from hand blown glass
- Angled etched bottle bottom allows pen to use virtually every drop of ink
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From the Manufacturer
The name "Iroshizuku" is a combination of the Japanese words "Iro" meaning Coloring, expressing high standards and variation of colors, and "Shizuku" meaning Droplet, which embodies the very image of dripping water. Each ink name derives from the expression of beautiful Japanese natural landscapes and plants, all of which contribute to the depth of each individual hue. Enjoy the rich and subtle colors of Japan as you write.
A Beautiful Spectrum of Nature-Inspired Hues
Pilot Iroshizuku Bottled Fountain Pen ink is offered in a beautiful spectrum of 24 nature-inspired hues ranging from Azalea Pink (Tsutsuji) to Bamboo Charcoal (Take-sumi.) Pilot's premium water-based fountain pen ink is created using the highest standards for eye-catching variations of color.
Iroshizuku ink has been carefully formulated for use in your most treasured fountain pens. As fountain pens can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, it's important to use an ink worthy of the caliber of your investment. Pilot's Iroshizuku ink is a fountain pen ink you can use with confidence so nothing gets in the way of your personal writing expression.
The Iroshizuku Bottle--Functional Elegance
Each artfully designed Iroshizuku ink bottle is individually made from hand-blown glass. Due to the nature of the glass-blowing process, each bottle contains subtle variations in the shape of the interior ink reservoir, making each bottle into a work of art, with no two bottles exactly the same.
The expertly designed Iroshizuku bottle also features an angled notched bottom which allows fountain pens to drink up every drop of ink. An elegant paper label with the Japanese name of the ink color, a knotted silver cord, and a faceted black cap embellish the glass bottle. Each bottle contains 50 ml of premium fountain pen ink for lasting enjoyment of your favorite fountain pens.
Top Customer Reviews
One of the characteristics many fountain pen users appreciate in their inks is how well the shade. I believe these to be some of, if not, the best ink for that particular quality. I also love the fact that they are all heavily saturated, and offer unique colors. I have not officially timed their individual dry times but I can tell you that they are not remarkably quick drying inks. So they are not inks that you would want to take quick notes with if you have to close your notebook quickly. Another issue for some people will be their lack of waterproofing. Which I assume also means they are not the best for check writing or important documents. But for times when you are writing for pleasure and want to enhance that pleasure with some beautiful ink this is a wonderful choice.
Besides the beauty the ink offers Pilot has really gone over the top with their packaging and bottle. The Japanese influence in the design and craft of the product from start to finish is noticeable. As a whole this is a wonderful product that has been made with attention to detail.
Before purchasing this bottle, I tried the 5 ml sample and love the color so much. Now after I got this large bottle, I even use it for my calculus homework :)
I am by no means an expert. I have been writing with a Lamy Safari (and Lamy' standard ink) for about a year before moving to this ink. I am a pretty big fan of Lamy cartridges; their functionality, portability, and longevity are great.
This ink so expensive that I expected it to be flawless. However, it’s pale color and tendency to run through the pen quickly give me pause.
-I wish the color was a bit more vibrant. Once put to paper, I would call the Shin-Kai "pale". Because of the rich and vibrant color of the ink within the bottle, I would have expected a deeper ocean blue.
-Thirsty: This could just be an effect of using a converter vs. cartridges (this is my first converter ink), but I find myself refilling the pen much more frequently than with cartridges.
-Unique: Though I would change the color, I must admit that it is unique. I enjoy having an ink which I can tell apart from pretty much any other generic.
-Writes well: The ink's viscosity creates a nice variable shading effect when you are writing. Letters will have lighter & darker shades throughout their body, yielding neat patterns.
-I haven't really experienced a lot of drying within the nib. The ink flows well, and has good functionality for daily use.
-The ink bottle is stinking beautiful! I have it on my desk as a matter of pride.
Overall, this ink is a great choice and I have really enjoyed using it. The price is pretty high, so I’d give it 4.5/5 stars if I could.
However, as much as I just adore this ink, it's relegated to a shelf at my house. I've used it in several 'M' nibs, several 'F' nibs and two 'EF' nibs. And even in the 'EF' nib, it's the wettest ink I've EVER used. And that's saying something.
My normal writer, day-to-day, is a LAMY 2000 with an EF nib. Now, admittedly, this pen is a legendarily wet-writer. But with an EF nib and using any other ink at all, it's dirt reliable in Rhodia and Moleskine notebooks. Fill it with Kon-Peki and the split personality (Jekyll and Hyde)of this ink shows up fast. Writing in a Moleskine, with an EF nib again, not only does it feather, it does what I've always called 'tree-branching' which is feathering that is so bad, the lines form other lines and look like a tree's branches! That doesn't even cover the fact that the bleed through on the other page makes the rear page unusable!
Now, take this same ink, put it in ANOTHER pen, this time a Waterman with a F nib (NOT a notoriously wet writer, fact is, kind of dry) and write on a legal pad. You'll write about one sentence and it is honestly like writing on toilet paper or facial tissue...it blops, glops and is absorbed so bad, it's almost laughable.
It seems as if I'm being hard on this ink as a reviewer. I'm not. I LOVE this ink and the color is truly a world standard of blue.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love this color ink. It looks golden and is very pretty! I use it often at work, because it is also subtle enough to look professional.Published 4 hours ago by FC
Nice ink but not for that price I'm sure I can another one with the same quality for 15 $ but not for 30$ ...Published 1 day ago by Godard poeiti
This color is just beautiful, complex and makes it a joy to write again. I use it in medium and fine-nib Vanishing Points.Published 2 days ago by Dwaard BIYTR