Ink Review #277: Toucan Primrose


We are finishing up yellow week with Toucan Primrose. I purchased my sample of ink from Anderson Pens


The color:

Primrose is a very light bright yellow.


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: Low

Bleeding: None

Other properties: No 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): Robert Oster Yellow Sunrise, Toucan Primrose, and Delta Yellow.

PenBBS #139 Phoebis Philea Johansson, Diamine Yellow, and Papier Plume Yellow. Click here to see the yellow inks together.


Longer writing: 

I used a medium Pelikan M400 White Tortoise on Tomoe River paper. The ink had an average flow.


Overall, this ink is too light for me to use it as anything but a highlighter ink. It's one of those yellows that hurts your eyes to read it. It's just too light and bright to be easily read. 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.