Sailor Bung Box Soleil ink

Sailor is my favourite ink maker (ex-aeque with J. Herbin). Sadly their most interesting inks are available only in Japan or from internet retailers. There are few japanese shops famous for their wide and interesting range of Sailor inks. One of most well-known is Bung Box. A lot of people were taken by interesting bottles and intriguing colors. It seems however that recently many ink enthusiasts started to shy away from this line since Bung Box inks became much more bitterly expensive than other Sailor inks.

The line consists of quite a few colors. My list is incomplete and most of the names aren’t translated well. If you have full list of BB inks and/or could help me with correcting english names, help me sort this out   :)

  1. 4B Blue/Black
  2. BB Espresso
  3. Dandyism
  4. Ebisu Gold
  5. Emerald
  6. Enshu Black
  7. First Love Sapphire
  8. Fresh Oranges of Lake Hamana
  9. Fuyiyama Blue
  10. Hamanako Eel
  11. Imperial Purple
  12. Ink of the Witch
  13. L’Amant
  14. Luminous Green
  15. Melancholic Gray
  16. Mocha
  17. Music Black
  18. Nostalgia
  19. Oamezaki Sunset
  20. Omaezaki Ocean
  21. Omaezaki Blue
  22. Orange
  23. Pink
  24. Ruby
  25. Sapphire
  26. Silent Night
  27. Soleil
  28. Tears of Clown

Before I write few words about the ink allow me to start by saying thank you mmg122 for sending me samples of different inks.

Soleil is a yellow ink and for many people the color will make it unusable. For others, those who actually tend to use yellows from time to time the ink will be also unusable due to extreme misbehavior. I won’t get into a lot of details. This ink is badly engineered and will feather and spread strongly on most papers. It’s wet and has ultra smooth flow but it changes absolutely nothing. Sure, you can use it on best quality papers but, you’ll easily find cheaper yellow inks that can be used on most papers so why bother? Save yourself money and stay away from this ink.

Drops of ink on kitchen towel

Software ID

Color range

Rhodia, Kaweco Sport, broad nib

No-name notebook,  Kaweco Sport, broad nib

Leuchtturm1917,  Kaweco Sport, broad nib

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