Ink Review #637: Toucan Gold


It’s time to tackle some yellow inks. Let’s start off with Toucan Gold. I purchased my sample of ink from Anderson Pens.


The color:

Gold is a bright orangey-yellow, almost a marigold color.



In large swabs there is a little bit of shading, but no sheen.


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: low shading, no sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a bit of bleeding in the flex nib and feathering in all nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:


Gold is a dead ringer for Akkerman Gele Oker Van Frans. Click here to see the Toucan inks together, and click here to see the yellow inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Pilot Vanishing Point Yellow with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a dry flow.

Overall, this ink was still pretty easy to read despite the color, at least at first. The longer I wrote with it the drier it seemed to get. I don’t love it, I think there are better options out there in this same color with better flow.

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.