Ok, I’m far from being an ink aficionado, but inks fall under the realm of stationery and art supplies, so when Rene from Pen Classics NZ asked if I wanted to try out the new 2022 Pilot Iroshizuku inks, I said hell yeah!
Inside the courier bag was the most gorgeous little package, wrapped in brown paper with a beautiful wax seal. I kid you not, I let this little fella sit on my desk unopened for a couple of days. It was that cute! I love how Pen Classics made the effort to wrap this package!
The new Pilot Iroshizuku colours:
On opening the courier bag, I found a cute package was a lovely little minimal box containing 3 bottles of ink:
- Hana-Ikada or Cherry Blossom Petals
- Hotaru-Bi or Firefly Glow
- Sui-Gyoku or Emerald Green
The only inks I have ever bought before were Lamy ink when I bought my very first fountain pen ever (it was a Lamy Safari btw), and a Diamine Inkvent Calendar a few years ago. The Lamy ink was just plain black, boring, so I thought the Inkvent calendar would add some variety to my collection – I was wrong as it contained mostly blues, browns and greens. So I was so happy to see these beautiful bright colours when I opened the box!!
The easiest way for me to swatch these was to use my glass dip pen. As you can see the colours are just stunning! But I can’t really imagine the two lightest colours in a fountain pen, but definitely can picture them being used for sketching and decorating the pages of your favourite Hobinichi planner. I do think the Sui-Gyoku (emerald green) will be lovely to journal with in my bullet journal.
I definitely think that if you’re wanting to add some fun and colour pops to your collection then this little set for Pilot Iroshizuku inks is perfect!! The bottles aren’t large and the price is very reasonable. If you want to pick up your own set you can get yours here! I am really looking forward to using these in my journals!
Thanks so much to Pen Classics Nz for sending these to me to try out!
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