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Ink Review: Sailor Bungbox Ink Of Witch

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#1 white_lotus

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 17:55

Due to the gracious generosity of an FPN member I received a lovely sample of the Bungbox Ink of Witch by Sailor. This is a special ink made for a pen/ink/stationary shop in Japan. Sailor does this a lot for the shops in Japan, often promoting colors related to the history or geography of the city where the shop resides.

 

The ink is quite interesting, a velvety black that can sometimes appear deep dark muted purple. The scans of writing for this ink found online indicate that it is more purple than black, but with this sample, in my pens, that's not the case. It's still a very good, very wet ink.

 

I'll post the chroma test later whan it dries. Mostly it looks like it'll be black with a bit of purple (surprise!).

 

How to obtain this ink? I'm a little unsure. There's an ebay vendor cool-japan that can get many of the specialty inks. I'd seen a post mentioning that Bungbox will ship to US, so with some help from google translate you could visit the Japanese website. But I know some colors you might need to order twelve at a time. This could be one of them. If so, maybe there'll be a group purchase at some point.

 

I've read that the ink shows it's purple side more with fine nibs. I haven't tried that at this point.

 

On inkjet paper, scan.

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On laserjet paper, scan.

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On moleskine, scan.

Ink of Witch moleskine.jpg

 

On Mohawk via Linen paper, iPhone photo, so probably darker than in reality.

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Waterproof tests. The ink is quite waterproof. You might loose the purple, but the black stays.

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 20:43

Excellent review of excellent ink. Thank you.



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Posted 21 February 2015 - 05:10

This looks mostly black and a bit boring to my eyes. It is noticeably purple in the water test though. 

 

Is it really that black IRL or are the pictures just showing it as extremely dark?


 


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Posted 21 February 2015 - 13:27

In most of my pens because I use mediums, it's mostly black. In artificial light it looks more purple.

 

The sample on the Sailor sites show it as a deep purple, but I've never seen it that way. If you don't like black you probably won't like this ink.



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Posted 21 February 2015 - 22:30

In most of my pens because I use mediums, it's mostly black. In artificial light it looks more purple.
 
The sample on the Sailor sites show it as a deep purple, but I've never seen it that way. If you don't like black you probably won't like this ink.


Hmmmm will keep that in mind, considering I only use B nibs. Blacks were never my favorite.

 


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Posted 21 February 2015 - 23:25

Here's how Sailor says it looks from their catalog.  :P

 

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Maybe it varies based on when they make it. I might try adding a bit of water to it.



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Posted 22 February 2015 - 07:44

I love this ink. It's sneaky and looks black, but it isn't.  


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