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    Default New Iroshizuku Inks Coming in March

    I received an email this a.m. from nibs-dot.com announcing, among other things, a limited edition set of seven new iro. inks - the Seven Gods of Good Fortune:

    http://www.nibs.com/ink/pilot-iroshi...eid=6fdf4ceb7f

    Other than Hotel-san (a green-black) none of these inks is of interest to me, but others may have a different view.
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    Default Re: New Iroshizuku Inks Coming in March

    Oh dear. Yet another company that couldn't resist jumping on the LE ink bandwagon. Naturally, with the associated price hike. I have and enjoy quite a number of Iroshizukus, but damned if I'm going to play these games.

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    Default Re: New Iroshizuku Inks Coming in March

    This one we've known about since the 100 anniversary items were launched. Each is tied to one of the pens and at present are believe to be limited editions.
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    Default Re: New Iroshizuku Inks Coming in March

    Quote Originally Posted by grainweevil View Post
    Oh dear. Yet another company that couldn't resist jumping on the LE ink bandwagon. Naturally, with the associated price hike. I have and enjoy quite a number of Iroshizukus, but damned if I'm going to play these games.
    Too late if you already played with them in the past and their regular ones, as their regular ones are priced as others LE inks.

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    Default Re: New Iroshizuku Inks Coming in March

    Quote Originally Posted by Pterodactylus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by grainweevil View Post
    Oh dear. Yet another company that couldn't resist jumping on the LE ink bandwagon. Naturally, with the associated price hike. I have and enjoy quite a number of Iroshizukus, but damned if I'm going to play these games.
    Too late if you already played with them in the past and their regular ones, as their regular ones are priced as others LE inks.
    Canny shopping can make all the difference. Something which tends not to be an option with anything LE.

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    Default Re: New Iroshizuku Inks Coming in March

    Quote Originally Posted by Pterodactylus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by grainweevil View Post
    Oh dear. Yet another company that couldn't resist jumping on the LE ink bandwagon. Naturally, with the associated price hike. I have and enjoy quite a number of Iroshizukus, but damned if I'm going to play these games.
    Too late if you already played with them in the past and their regular ones, as their regular ones are priced as others LE inks.
    Since their big price drop a couple of years ago, Iroshizuku inks can be had for not much more than most other mainstream brands.


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    Default Re: New Iroshizuku Inks Coming in March

    When these were first announced I considered getting the whole set just to have it, but I think Iím just going to go for the 50ml bottles of colors I would actually use.


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    Default Re: New Iroshizuku Inks Coming in March

    A rather impressive presentation: http://www.pilot.co.jp/100th_makie/e...even_gods.html
    Btw as usual 14.5 USD (plus tax) for 50ml in Japan and double in States
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    Default Re: New Iroshizuku Inks Coming in March

    From the limited info available online, these look really rather nice - but half the colours I would never use, and the other half I probably already have acceptable equivalents. Although I do enjoy the Iroshizuku inks, and have half a dozen colours, I find the caps on the full size bottles don't really feel like a match to the quality of the rest of the package. Ink is only useful if I can get into the bottle to use it without risking spilling it everywhere... such a shallow, slippery, difficult-to-grasp bottle cap risks an inky disaster whenever I want to fill a pen. It's a pity the limited edition inks don't come in redesigned bottles.

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    Default Re: New Iroshizuku Inks Coming in March

    If need to see a decent swab of these colors before buying. Did I miss something on the Nibs.com ad?
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