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Sailor Shigure Ink - Issues With Flow


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Hello everyone,

 

I absolutely love the Shigure colour from sailor seasons ink, perfect blend of purple, blue, and black for everyday writing.

Unfortunately, for some odd reason (and very un-sailor like) the ink misbehaves allot!

 

Firstly, the ink does not have have good flow at all, and often causes skipping when writing long sessions. (tried it on 4 different pens: 3 wet and juicy flow, 1 drier flow pen)

Second, the ink seems to dry up really quick when at the nib+feed. It has difficulty starting in many of my pens if left uncapped, even for a very short period of time.

 

Anyone else experiencing this? Or is this just the bottle of ink I received?

I really love this colour but due to its misbehavior, I end up not using it at all...

 

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Mkim, my experience with shigure has been smooth. Inked in several pens, and have not observed issues like the ones you've described.

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My experience with Sailor Shigure has been that it dries very quickly at the nib and feed when the pen is uncapped and not being used.

 

Flow-wise it seems fine in the pens I've used it in. Sailor Blue is another Sailor ink I've found to evaporate really quickly (24 hours) even in a capped pen, so that the next time I use the pen it gives a more saturated line for the first couple of sentences.

 

Of course, these probems could be limited to the bottles I have. One Sailor ink that has not caused me any problems so far is Sailor Blue-Black, my default for a go-to ink from this brand.

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Yeah, it did it to me too, but I live in the desert, write with obscenely broad nibs and pause between thoughts. Keep a dish of water on your desk and dip as needed.

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My experience with Sailor Shigure has been that it dries very quickly at the nib and feed when the pen is uncapped and not being used.

 

Flow-wise it seems fine in the pens I've used it in. Sailor Blue is another Sailor ink I've found to evaporate really quickly (24 hours) even in a capped pen, so that the next time I use the pen it gives a more saturated line for the first couple of sentences.

 

Of course, these probems could be limited to the bottles I have. One Sailor ink that has not caused me any problems so far is Sailor Blue-Black, my default for a go-to ink from this brand.

Yeah, it did it to me too, but I live in the desert, write with obscenely broad nibs and pause between thoughts. Keep a dish of water on your desk and dip as needed.

 

Glad to hear I am not the only one... too bad eh? It is such a unique colour. Maybe I should mix it with something? Or do you guys know an ink that is similar to the shigure?

 

Mkim, my experience with shigure has been smooth. Inked in several pens, and have not observed issues like the ones you've described.

 

You seem to have gotten lucky there! Or maybe your using some seriously wet pens?

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actually now thinking back, Diamine regency blue might not be a bad replacement, although it does have less red I think...

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Glad to hear I am not the only one... too bad eh? It is such a unique colour. Maybe I should mix it with something? Or do you guys know an ink that is similar to the shigure?

 

 

You seem to have gotten lucky there! Or maybe your using some seriously wet pens?

 

Also, I use seriously wet pens.

 

Yes, I have several inks similar to Shigure. I think Sankodo Nishikisan is a great replacement with NO flow issues.

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/283882-sailor-sankodo-nishikisan-black-purple/

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