Ink Review: Jentle Miruai by Sailor

An overview of the inks within this review series is available here. Miruai is the second of the two inks that make up the spring portion of the Four Seasons series. From where I sit, it doesn't look like a very spring like colour, but it is distinctive and would be very usable in a lot of situations.

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Writing Sample on Rhodia 80 gsm

Writing Sample on Rhodia 80 gsm

Back of Rhodia 80 gsm

Back of Rhodia 80 gsm

Writing Sample on 20lb copy paper

Writing Sample on 20lb copy paper

Back of 20lb copy paper

Back of 20lb copy paper

Writing Sample on Field Notes - Front and Back shown

Writing Sample on Field Notes - Front and Back shown

Ink Properties

Shading: Subtle shading in broad nibs on ink resistant papers.
Bleed Through: This ink bleeds through on Copy paper and shows spot bleeding on Field Notes, Rhodia fairs just fine.
Show Through: The back side of Copy paper is unusable and Field Notes is questionable, Rhodia is just fine.
Saturation: Slightly above average saturation.
Sheen: None.
Water Resistance: Writing would still be legible after a spill although it would be a murky mess. 
Drying Time: Average dry time, 20 seconds using an EF nib on Rhodia. Dry time is much quicker on absorbent papers.
Flow: Average flow. Average lubrication. 
Cleaning: Yet to be determined. Will update. 

Colour Make Up

Chromatography Sample

Chromatography Sample

This ink is comprised of a band of yellow at the leading edge of the trace followed by a cool toned teal green.

Similar Inks (Watermarked Images Courtesy of Goulet Pens)

Conclusions

The colour of this ink is a dark evergreen that leans towards blue. This shade is not too common and I am always on the look out for unique inks. That said, I do find it a little cool in tone so I think that I will be staying with Cult Pens Deep Dark Green which is similar, but warmer. 

Other Reviews For This Ink

Ed Jelley 
The Gentleman Stationer 
Inklode 

Solicitation Disclaimer

I reached out to WonderPens and asked if they would be willing to supply samples of the complete line of Sailor Colors of Four Seasons inks. I do not feel that my opinions of this ink have been affected by receiving the sample free of charge.