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Sailor Jentle Apricot

Looks a little bit pink/orange on my monitor, but it's a real
orange in real life. 
This is a really interesting ink. It's a little like the Habanero ink from Noodler's, but it is more yellow and less red.

The ink came in an Ink Drop from Goulet's and it is another color that I wouldn't have tried out on my own. The ink in the vial is totally see-through, and that usually makes me think that the ink is going to be weak sauce. I was pleasantly surprised by this one, though. It looked great in my orange TWSBI 540, and it dries to a darker orange than one would think from looking at the vial. It's still a fairly light color, but it's bright enough to stand out on the page and remain legible. It actually looks better on cheaper papers than on Rhodia.

The one thing to look out for with this ink is that it will dry on your nib pretty quickly. I was using it to write notes for a class, and that means there are sometimes lengthy pauses in my writing. Apricot was just a little stubborn when it was time to start again. After that initial start-up, though, it always flowed well. I imagine that's because the ink itself is so thin.

Find the missing apostrophe!

Check out the comparison inks on this one. I was using a bunch of interesting inks at that time, and Apricot fits right in. Habanero is one of my favorite inks, and the two have a lot in common. Don't be fooled by the "Copper Burst" name. I definitely meant to write "Ancient Copper" there. Copper burst is a Private Reserve ink that I've never used, but the name is the one that sticks in my head for some reason. Great name, PR. They're like the Kleenex of copper inks. 

Here's the water drop video for Apricot. It does about as well as one would expect.

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Mitch Fletcher said...

Nice review.

The ink drying on the nib is certainly something I've noticed as well though! At first I thought it was my FP until I changed inks.

Overall it's a very pretty ink, but for note-taking I too would prefer something a little less prone to rapid evaporation.