Ink Review #829: Vinta Sunrise Hanan


In general I love yellow inks, but it’s so hard to create good yellow inks that can be easily read. Vinta Sunrise Hanan 1964 is more of a pastel spring yellow. According to Vinta’s website, “Hanan is the Goddess of Morning in Philippine mythology. People often pray to her before the start of the harvest season. 1964 is the year Fernando Amorsolo's magnificent painting ‘The Harvesters’ was completed.” Thanks to Vanness Pens for sending a sample over for review.


The color:

Sunrise Hanan is a cute pastel yellow, the first true pastel yellow I have found. This ink is very pale, and actually looks a bit green when wet.



In large swabs on Tomoe River paper you can see just a little bit of the green undertone.


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: Low

Bleeding: None

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

On Staples 24 lb copy paper the ink did better than I expected-almost no feathering, and most of the bleeding was confined to the flex nib.

Comparison Swabs:


I don’t have any inks very close to Sunrise Hanan, it’s the first real pastel yellow I’ve tried. The closest I have are Diamine Yellow, Delta Yellow and Papier Plume Yellow, all of which are much brighter than Sunrise. Click here to see the Vinta inks together, and click here to see the yellow inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a Kaweco Sport Sunrise with a broad nib on Tomoe River paper to run with the sunrise theme. The ink had a slightly dry flow.

Overall, it’s unique-the only pastel yellow I’ve found so far. It is very pale, I would never use this in anything smaller than a broad or flex nib. I have mixed feelings on this ink-I love that it’s rather unique and I do love yellow inks, but I can only use it in very specific nibs and even then it can still be very pale. It would be good as a highlighter or art ink.

Disclaimer: A sample of 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.