The color is a very deep dark purple blue. It is a color that stands a bit from the rest of the Winter Limited Edition 2009 inks of Sailor. It is a very saturated color. I think if you like dark-blue's then this one could be used for daily use.
The flow of this ink is good. Works great in a Moleskine. Strange, mostly it takes ink on Rhodia paper twice the time as on Moleskine. This ink takes more then twice the time on Rhodia paper. On Moleskine it is about 5-7 seconds. On Rhodia it takes between 15-20 seconds. Sailor made a beautiful color.
Can't read it? Here's the translation:
"Sailor Jentle Ink Shigure Purple
Today I filled my Lamy Al-star with Sailor Jentle Ink Shigure Purple (medium nib)
I don't know what to say to this color. The color is named purple, bit it has much dark blue in it. It is more a dark blue.
The ink-flow is good. It does not feather or bleed through this Moleskine paper with this pen.
This ink is not cheap $ 0,30/ml.
In the bottle is some kind of device as an insert to provide that you can get the last drop of ink out of the bottle. It does work for small nibs, such as the Lamy Vista, Safari or Montblanc 146. But for a Montblanc 149 or Pelikan M1000 it does not work and the plastic piece has to be taken out of the bottle to fill them.
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This ink is Moleskine friendly. Their was no feathering. With a medium nib fountain pen I saw some dots coming through on a blank Moleskine paper. So no 100% but a good "Moleskinefriendly".
Sailor fountain pen ink is made in Japan from their exclusive formulas. Both bottled and cartridge inks are an alkaline base. Any of the sailor inks can be mixed with one another to create your *perfect* color. Sailor ink should not be mixed with other brands of ink. Sailor's inks are smooth-flowing for use in all your treasured fountain pens. The beautifully designed bottle contains 50ml of ink. Nine rich colors to choose from.