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Pilot Iroshizuku Fountain Pen Ink - Kon-peki 50mL

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Note: 2mL sample bottle option available for $2.25

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Pilot Iroshizuku Fountain Pen Ink - Kon-peki 50mL

Pilot Iroshizuku is well known as being one of the most luxurious inks. The colours are beautiful, and the bottle and packaging are equally stunning.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Gorgeous blue, works wonderfully in flex-nibs! August 30, 2017
Reviewer: Larynxa from Toronto  
This blue is unusual enough to be interesting, but usual enough to be a good daily-writing ink.  It's a deep sky-blue, as if you were writing with liquid blueing (an old-time laundry whitening rinse), and the colour is deep enough to provide strong contrast on the page, for easy reading.

It also has fantastic nib-cling, making it ideal for my antique flex-nibbed fountain pens, and even the super-flexy G-nibs in my dip-pens.  If an ink has enough cling to do Engrosser's Script without railroading, it's really impressive.  This ink is impressive!

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Comments on Kwen's post - Overrated Line of Inks July 5, 2017
Reviewer: Barry from Milton, ON Canada  
I absolutely agree with Kwen that $40. is absolutely crazy for any 50ml bottle of ink. I would never pay that much though I do use Iroshizuku inks by ordering the odd bottle of a particularly loved color from Japan. Much less expensive that way and lets me purchase way too many bottles of Diamine, Noodler's, Waterman, J. Herbin amongst others from my favourite store...Wonder Pens.

Of course that is not Wonder Pen's fault, either the price nor my overindulgence of ink. Pilot pricing is crazy like this across the world. Only the U.S. and Japan seem to enjoy reasonable pricing in their own currency.

On the other hand, I disagree that the ink is overrated. The colours are stunning in hue, shading ability and depth. They exhibit little feathering and bleed-through on most papers and are well behaved in pens, causing no staining and have easy clean-up. Maybe not a concern in a Metropolitan but it is in a Custom 823 or other similar demonstrator pens.

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  1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 Overrated Line of Inks December 14, 2016
Reviewer: Kwen from Toronto, Canada  
This ink happens to be really good with shading, and is really well behaved! So whats the problem?

The price. $40 is insane. There really isn't anything special about this ink other than the bottle. And at that, the bottle is tiny.

Furthermore (not specific to Kon-peki) there aren't the basic ink colors you would find. Where's a true black? True red?

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  2 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Deep Turquoise April 8, 2016
Reviewer: Patrick Perron from Longueuil, QC Canada  
I purchased as a sample few months back ... I will definitively get a full bottle.

I would best describe this ink as a dark turquoise.

It is somewhat darker than the other turquoises that have used such as Sheaffer and Lamy. It is a bit lighter than a washable blue but it has much more depth.

The ink itself provides good a smooth writing experience in all the pens that I used it with.

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