Ink Review #274: Diamine Sunshine Yellow


Today we are looking at Diamine Sunshine Yellow. I purchased my 30ml bottle of ink from Cult Pens.


The color:

Sunshine Yellow is a bright cheerful yellow, almost an orange.


In large swabs the color leans a bit more orange than it does in writing.


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: Low-there was a little bit of bleeding in the flex nib on Tomoe River paper.

Other properties: Low shading, no sheen, and no shimmer

On 20 pound copy paper the ink behaved well, no issues that I noticed.

Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): De Atramentis Mahatma Gandhi, Diamine Sunshine Yellow, and Toucan Gold. Click here to see the Diamine inks together.

Bungubox Sweet Potato Yellow, Rohrer and Klingner Helianthus, and Diamine AmberClick here to see the yellow inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Pelikan M800 Renaissance Brown on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow. 


Overall, since it's a darker yellow it's easier to read than most yellow inks are. I think there are a lot of yellow inks in this color range, and this one is pretty well behaved. Give it a try, you might love it.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.