I picked up a few more of the ink studio range lately and I’ve been particularly partial to dusty light to mid blues with a touch of multichromatic features lately, so one of my new purchases was 240. 240 certainly fills this brief well and when I compared it to other inks in my collection, its very similar to many of my favourites – including Kobe Ink Story Sakae Machi Indigo Blue, one of my favourite inks of all ink. It is a hint brighter than #36 and has a touch of pink in wetter nibs, but they are pretty similar in all.
The ink behaved well, as you can expect from Sailor and a less pigmented ink colour – no issues with any of the papers tested and really easy to clean out. It also displays some lovely shading.
The only downside is the pink hint is quite hard to replicate in real life. Its very apparent in the ink swatch, but not apparent in any of the nibs used or papers tested. This can be the case when the multichrome isn’t very strong, so keep that in mind if you’re after an ink with this particular quality.
All in all, I really enjoy this ink. The ink studio range is a tad pricey compared to Sailor’s other offerings, but they are good fun to play around with and there’s bound to be a colour that you will enjoy.
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