Friday, December 11, 2009
I stopped by a Pen Show this past Saturday to check out a few items and got to talking with the Pilot representative. I mentioned that I bought Iroshizuku ink through JetPens, and he commented that they wouldn't be selling the ink for long.
Seems that the Iroshizuku inks--all 17 colors--will be coming to the US, and will retail through whoever wants them (Art Brown, Fountain Pen Hosptial, etc). The retail price will be $35; that's a problem because JetPens sells them for a much lower price. The upshot is that JetPens will be phased out of carrying the Iroshizuku ink, but I didn't find out what the time frame is.
I'd better get a few bottles of colors I've been meaning to buy but haven't yet. On the other hand, it will be nice to actually see the ink in person.