At first glance the ink boxes on the new Japanese Sailor Storia
ink bottles appear to be primary colors with whimsical circus related characters. The words: Dancer
are just some of these designations. The round cardboard housing with the bright colored labels I found reminiscent of my childhood Play-Doh modeling clay. The bottles are opaquely frosted and gives the effect of something precious inside.
After testing each shade the nano-particle ink leans more towards pastel shades as opposed to bold primary colors. This water-resistant ink lays wonderfully on the paper with a consistent wash effect even when used with a fine nibbed pen. The Lion light brown color is the boldest of the colors lending itself to the possibly of an everyday writing ink that makes a strong statement.
I recommend this new ink, especially to those youngsters ones who are seeking an entry level door into the world of fountain pens
. The opportunity to revisit the joy of the childhood circus through these wonderfully named and packaged inks, is attractive to children of all ages.
- Vicki Marshall