Sailor Jentle Ink Writing Samples The new Sailor Jentle inks have arrived, and they're on our shelves now! We had to squeeze some inks together to make room - and what a delightful thought, overflowing ink shelves. It's always nice to get a new line of inks in, but this one in particular is nice as we're sometimes reminiscing and sometimes sharing with folks who have only heard of the inks but never tried them. I thought I would share a few photos of what these new old inks look like. Sailor Jentle Inks Sailor Jentle Peche Writing Sample Sailor Jentle Peche Sailor Jentle Peche Writing Sample Sailor Jentle Grenade Writing Sample Sailor Jentle Grenade Sailor Jentle Grenade Writing Sample Sailor Jentle Sky High Writing Sample Sailor Jentle Sky High Sailor Jentle Sky High Writing Sample For more shots of Sky High, you can take a look at the original announcement on the blog here, from just a few weeks ago. Sailor Jentle Epinard Writing Sample Sailor Jentle Epinard Sailor Jentle Epinard Writing Sample Sailor Jentle Ultramarine Writing Sample Sailor Jentle Ultramarine Writing Sample Sailor Jentle Apricot Writing Sample Sailor Jentle Apricot Sailor Jentle Apricot Writing Sample Most of these inks have some sheen to them, some more than others. The Apricot also has some good sheen to it, although it doesn't show in the photos - it has a sort of pinkish-yellow-orange sheen that I'm having a hard time catching on camera, but it's lovely in real life. As far as I know, production isn't going to be limited, and we have good stock for now. I haven't heard that Sailor will be stopping production, but because this is a North American exclusive, I don't know if it's something that's meant to join the production line indefinitely. I think probably because I have one or two bottles of each colour already, but also because I've finally come to the realization that I do, in fact, have enough ink to last me a lifetime, that I'm not too stressed out about the possibility of the inks disappearing again. I'm just enjoying the beautiful colours, and occasionally reminiscing about their role in my early fountain pen days. As we say in the shop, according to Charles Dickens, there's something very comfortable about having plenty of stationery, and I have reached that point and far, far beyond, so I guess I'm about as comfortable as I can be, for the rest of my life.

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In other news, it's been a nice end to the week. Friday was busy and productive, and now it's Saturday. Saturdays are always one of our busier days in the shop, and it's nice to know that there are still so many people out there interested in writing by hand, that it's not a dying process (yet), but also that there are so many familiar faces these days.

We had quite a few old Wonder Pens friends come in this week and over the past little bit, which was a real treat. With so many big shops getting bigger and small shops closing down, it's a rare and incredible thing to have built relationships with customers who have supported us for years now. While you never know what's going to happen tomorrow, I couldn't be more grateful to be a part of that today.

Following the blog post on Chicken, he's been very popular. Right in line with what I'd expect from him, immediately after telling everyone how catty he is, he's been very friendly and affectionate, lounging in front of them on his back, on top of the pen counter blocking all view of anything underneath. It's really something else, that even in being friendly he manages to embarrass me.

Just for the record, this is how he is most of the time: six feet away, with his back turned, and watching as though everything being done is entirely beneath him. And possibly ready to dart out the open door.

May 13, 2017 — wonderpens

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wonderpens

wonderpens said:

Thanks so much!

ปั้มไลค์

ปั้มไลค์ said:

Like!! Great article post.Really thank you! Really Cool.

Ruth E. Martin

Ruth E. Martin said:

Yeah, I’m there too — yarn, spinning fibre, ink, pens, paper…

Jenn

Jenn said:

The ink sample idea is great, thank you!

Kevin Ward

Kevin Ward said:

Grateful for the macro photos to really show the way the ink dries with the sheen.

Jenn

Jenn said:

Hi,

I am wondering if there is a big difference between the Sailor Grenade and the Sailor Oku-Yama. Also the Kin-Mokusei and the Apricot? From the swabs they look just about the same. I already have a few of the Sailor Jentle inks and would like to know if it’s worth picking up the new bottles or if they’re too similar to what I already have.

Thanks!

wonderpens

wonderpens said:

Hi Jenn,

They are certainly quite similar, and if the swabs look similar enough for you to be concerned, than they are probably not worth picking up another bottle. For example, I would say Apricot is slightly deeper in orange, but it’s something you have to be looking for, and it’s easiest to see if you’re doing a side by side comparison. Your best bet may be to try a sample and you can see with your own eyes (rather than through a screen) how the colours look. Hope that helps!

wonderpens

wonderpens said:

What a great idea! I’m loving seeing all the things coming out in celebration, especially the postage stamps.

wonderpens

wonderpens said:

What a great term!

I’m trying really hard but all these special edition inks are too much for me to resist!! I’m hoping that new medical advances will mean my a longer life expectancy, and more justification for my supplies.

LisaRR

LisaRR said:

I am very taken by the Apricot!

wonderpens

wonderpens said:

Apricot is a real favourite! It’s hard to find such a vibrant and sheening orange :)

Mickey Oberman

Mickey Oberman said:

How about an RCMP RED?
or RCMP TUNIC RED?
To celebrate Canada’s 150 years.

LisaRR

LisaRR said:

There is a term used in knitting circles, and perhaps elsewhere – SABLE Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.
Yup!

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