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New inks from Sailor! (Added new pictures in better light.)

6/12/14
Hello folks,

There's been some buzz about inks coming and going from Sailor. It seems that they're canceling most of the Jentle line of inks (aside from Black, Blue, and Blue Black).

My good friends, Brian and Lisa Anderson, sent me samples of all 8 new colors. I hadn't seen them before on the interwebs, so here are a bunch of swatches of these samples. I haven't got them in pens yet, but I'm really looking forward to it.

I usually take my pictures in natural sunlight, but it's really overcast today, so these are taken inside.


Doyou is actually a really dark brown, though it looks mostly black in this picture. Miruai is a dark green.  

Oku-Yama looks a lot like Jentle Grenade, but it's a little brighter. It still has the same sheen, though. 


Souten is really bright. I really like the look of that. 


Find these inks at Anderson Pens.

Find the Maruman Mnemosyne Word Book that I used for these samples at JetPens.

(These samples were sent free-of-charge for my review purposes, and my opinions are my own.)


I wasn't happy with the slightly yellow tinge to the pictures above, so I took some outside today with a lightbox to cut out the glare. Here ya go.















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Peninkcillin said...

It's nice to see samples for all these new inks though I'm still scratching my head why they decided to discontinue all the old inks.

I like those cards you used for the samples. Where did you find them?

Michael Matteson said...

Yeah, I don't know why they would either. I think I heard somewhere that there was a lack of demand, but that seems unlikely. Maybe they had too many skus to worry about? Maybe their ink-cooks were tired of making the same old stuff? I dunno.

The cards are from a Maruman Mnemosyne Word Book. I don't know where you can get them except from JetPens. They're not very expensive, and the cards are really good for samples. I didn't come up with the idea, though. Another blogger did, and I can't remember who it was...Anyway, here's a link to the Word Books: http://to.jetpens.com/1hMjNza
That link will tell JetPens that you came from here, FYI.

Peninkcillin said...

Thanks! I just added them to my wishlist. I use Clairefontaine 100g rectangles cut from a drawing bloc but these look amazing.

Michael Matteson said...

Actually, the Clairefontaine is probably more cost-efficient, but these cards are pretty neat. I just always need more of them!