Ink Review: Peche, Sailor L. E. Spring 2011 Collection

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A good pale pink ink is hard to find, (Ryan at Pear Tree Pens will attest to my search) most are either too purple, or too orange. I had been waiting for the Sailor Spring Limited Editions because, I figured that surely, if anyone can give us a good pastel pink it would be the Japanese touched with Hanami fever! I have to say that they’ve come pretty close. The ink is a delicate, translucent pink with a just a hint of ‘mushroom pink’, without being grey because there is a touch of salmon in there to balance it out, too. Peche is very close to Private Reserve’s Shell Pink (the first comparison in the scan) but without the tendency to be too orange if it is put down too wet. It’s very pretty but also not an ink for those who prefer rich, jewel colours.

All the Sailor Limited Edition Jentle inks feel silky in my test pen (Lamy Joy with Medium nib), and show little, if any, feathering on the Clairefontaine, 80gsm, white vellum of the Rhodia Bloc pad I used for the tests.

The comparison inks listed are: Private Reserve Shell Pink; De Atramentis Almond Flower; De Atramentis Pink/Rosa; De Atramentis Antique Pink; Noodler's Georgia Peach (highlighter collection) and; Diamine Cerise.

 

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