It’s time to tackle some yellow inks. Let’s start off with Toucan Gold. I purchased my sample of ink from Anderson Pens.
Gold is a bright orangey-yellow, almost a marigold color.
In large swabs there is a little bit of shading, but no sheen.
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
Show through: Medium
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a bit of bleeding in the flex nib and feathering in all nib sizes.
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.