Pilot Iroshizuku Ama-Iro is one of the three inks to have come out recently to complete the Pilot Iroshizuku line of 24 inks. The inks, aside from looking great in the bottle, have typically be renown for smooth flow, not drying on the nib, pleasant colors, easy of cleaning, and fast dry-time.
Ama-Iro (Sky Blue) is a medium blue/turquoise with no green or purple in it, it’s a very ‘pure’ blue color. You can see how and why I do my reviews in this format here. I did the review with a Lamy Al-Star with a medium steel nib, mainly because I enjoy it and I know it’s a pen that you’re likely familiar with, if you don’t already have one.
Here’s my full Ama-Iro review:
So while I’m not blown away by Ama-Iro, I do find it to be a rather pleasant color. The packaging and presentation of the Iroshizuku inks are second-to-none, and I’ll happily display a bottle of this on my desk for a while. If you’re interested in a smooth, true blue turquoise/sky blue ink, then I think you should give Ama-Iro a look. At $28 a bottle ($35 list!) it’s not exactly an impulse purchase, but at least now you should have a little more information. I’d love to hear what you think! Just leave me a comment below.