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Sailor Jentle Ink Doyou (Mid-Summer) Review



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I thought you might be amused that after all this time, I finally succumbed to these reviews and got this mysterious ink. All the raves are well-earned.

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amberleadavis

You have fallen deep into the inky well.

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bluebellrose

sigh, Sailor's naming scheme doesn't really make sense. Or it could be a double pun. because it's a dark brown. At first glance I get the meaning earth use from the seperate meanings in Chinese.

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A Smug Dill

I'm afraid Sailor doyou capability as a 'cleaning ink' is a bit overstated. I tried to remove a spot of blue stain (from Montblanc Homer Greek Blue, I think) from an expensive demonstrator by leaving that spot 'soaked' in doyou — and also writing with the ink in that pen — for 48 hours and it didn't seem to have done anything to remove or lighten that blue stain.

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That's good to know, I was curious about the cleaning. Anecdotal evidence, and difficult to get ink anyway, but Lamy Petrol really cleaned out the ink window in a vintage Montblanc 252. Petrol Sat in that pen for a couple of weeks with occasional writing. There were dried in lines and dots that I couldn't remove with anything. Maybe you can try keeping Doyu in your pen for a longer period of time.

 

I also like soaking in J Herbin cleaning solution (buying from European vendors, it's quite reasonably priced).

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twigletzone

Does anyone know if the Shikiori Doyou is the same formula as the Jentle one? I'm curious about the ink both because the colour klooks gorgeous and for the cleaning properties, but the Jentle version doesn't seem to be around any more, I can only see Shikiori.

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1 hour ago, twigletzone said:

Does anyone know if the Shikiori Doyou is the same formula as the Jentle one? I'm curious about the ink both because the colour klooks gorgeous and for the cleaning properties, but the Jentle version doesn't seem to be around any more, I can only see Shikiori.

I think it’s the same ink, just different packaging.

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GreenMountain

One of my favorites.  Thanks for bringing it up.

 

To me it looks grey-brown in my fine pens, which I like a lot as dark brown on its own is nasty!  Athena Sepia comes to mind, although that writes as smoothly as Doyou.

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