Ink Review #863: Vinta Bronze Yellow La Paz


Vinta Bronze Yellow La Paz is a dark mustard yellow. According to Vinta’s website, “The only desert in the Philippines is located in La Paz, Ilocos Norte. The former Filipino dictator is also born in Ilocos Norte. Ironically, yellow is also the color that symbolized his eventual removal from office. The EDSA Revolution of 1986 is also known as the "Yellow Revolution." This color does not only evoke a fight for freedom and justice but also of the many diverse landscapes that can be found throughout the Philippines.” Thanks to Vanness Pens for sending the ink over for review.


The color:

La Paz is a dark mustard yellow, almost a brown.



In large swabs on Tomoe River paper the ink almost turns black where it pooled, but it doesn’t 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: Low-there was some feathering in the flex nib.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was some bleeding in the flex nib.

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

On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink feathered in most nib sizes and had some bleeding in the flex nib.

Comparison Swabs:


La Paz is a bit lighter than Colorverse String, but darker than Sailor Kingdom Noe Uca Arcuata. Click here to see the Vinta inks together, and click here to see the yellow inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a TWSBI Eco Transparent Orange with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly dry flow.

Overall, I enjoyed this ink. I love the color-it’s a great ink for autumn.

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