Unfortunately I can’t seem to get a really great photo that shows off the incredible red sheen this ink has. It’s absolutely addictive!
Sailor Jentle Sky High
Paper: Clairefontaine 90g
Pen: Century 3776 EF/TWSBI Vac 700 w/ Knox 1.1mm Stub
Flow: Slightly Wet
Shading: SomeBleedthrough: None
Dry Times: (Long)
Cheap Paper Notes
Sky High fares well on cheap paer with minimum feathering and bleedthrough. However, cheap paer usually misses out on the best part of the ink. SHEEN!
Sailor’s Jentle Sky high is a vibrant shade of blue. Some recommend it as a cheaper alternative to Kon-Peki, but it deserves to stand on its own right due to its good behaviour, lovely colour, and amazing read sheen. Too bad the bottle makes filling larger nibbed pens impossible.
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Liberty’s Elysium – Cheap Paper Review
Paper isn’t cheap. In university, students can chew through hundreds of sheets in a semester, easily. What is a student to do? So here is Noodler’s Liberty’s Elysium on the cheapest paper I could find, Hilroy loose leaf college rule paper. I am using a Japanese EF to write this review. You can already notice some slight feathering, but the level is very reasonable.
For comparison’s sake, here is the same ink in a medium Lamy Safari. Feathering is much more noticeable compared to the EF nib. So would I recommend Liberty’s Elysium for those of us on a budget? Yes! Even at a nib this thick, the feathering doesn’t detract from the hand writing. It is still clear enough to read. I probably could get away with a stub nib with this ink, but no more than a 1.1mm.
In regards to bleedthrough, you can see a bit with the medium nib. There is some mild ghosting with the EF nib. With cheap paper, you probably won’t be able to get away with using both sides of the paper with most inks. Short of a very wet stub, the bleedthrough should never soak the next page.