Ink Review #510: Bungubox Ebisu Gold

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This week we are testing out Bungubox inks. Let’s start the week off with Ebisu Gold, created for the first anniversary of the Bungubox store. I purchased my sample of ink from Vanness Pens. (After doing all of the photos I realized I misspelled Ebizu in the image above, but didn’t have enough ink left to re-do it, oops.)

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The color:

Ebisu Gold is a cool-tone dark yellow.

Swabs:

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Ink large swabs the ink looks more brown than gold, and there’s a slight green undertone.

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Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 20 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shading, no sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a little bit of feathering, and just a tiny bit of bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

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Ebisu Gold is a bit cooler and less saturated than Taisanji Yellow, but it’s a bit warmer and more saturated than Gold Antiqua. Click here to see the Bungubox inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a fine Montegrappa Copper Mule on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had an average flow.

I used a fine Montegrappa Copper Mule on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, I think this ink is one of my favorite gold inks. It has a good flow, some interesting shading, and is a beautiful color.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.

Ink Review #509: Kobe 21 Taisanji Yellow

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We are finishing up the week with Nagasawa Kobe 21 Taisanji Yellow. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review. (Right now Kobe inks are 25% off at Pen Chalet).

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The color:

Taisanji Yellow is a dark, mustard yellow.

Swabs:

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Ink large swabs the ink looks much darker than it does in writing.

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Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 15 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: medium shading, no sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a little bit of feathering, and just a tiny bit of bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:

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Taisanji Yellow is a little bit lighter than African Gold, but darker than El Dorado. Click here to see the Kobe inks together.

Longer writing:

 I used a broad Kaweco Al-sport Rose Gold on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had an average flow.

I used a broad Kaweco Al-sport Rose Gold on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had an average flow.

Overall, I really like this one. It’s an interesting color, has a good flow, and even dries pretty quickly.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Pen Chalet for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.