Sailor has been on a roll releasing multichromatic inks lately, the first (I think) being in the Ink Studio range, then Manyo and now the Yurameku. Whilst the Yurameku range isn’t specifically marketed as multichromatic, rather as an ink that changes colour based on the paper used, many of them are multichromatic and that’s probably largely to do with the fact that they do change colour based on the paper used.
The Yurameku series is inspired by the expressive and ever changing sky and Yoi is said to be inspired by the early evening sky and is the darkest of the range. On the bottle, the swatch shows a brown with a hint of pink, while Sailor’s marketing swatch shows, to my eye, a grey with a hint of purple and green.
On Tomoe, it looks like a dusky green which shades darker with the slightest hint of pink – in real life, I wasn’t able to capture this in the photos. On Cosmo it leans more grey, shading to a darker blue-black, while on Fabriano and Rhodia, it looks like a green-black.
It behaved well on all papers with the exception of Rhodia, where there was a little bleed through on most of the nibs used. I don’t think this is an issue with the ink – I’ve had similar problems with Rhodia on all inks lately – not sure if this pad of paper has been compromised lately or something?
This is my least favourite of the Yurameku inks – I’m not big on the green toned black/greys. This range is also a bit of a fad and its quite costly comparative to the Manyo range. They only come in the 20ml size, so they are a bit more expensive than Manyo and many of the colours are quite light, so may not suit many users. If you do like the colours however, they are reasonably unique and fun to play around with.
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