Scarlet – Toucan ink

Toucan fountain pen ink  is Australian made fountain pen ink that comes in 14 colours that  can be mixed with each other to make your own custom coloured inks. The inks are formulated from water soluble dyes with no harmful additives and pH is supposed to be neutral (7). At the moment the inks are offered in glass 30 ml bottles.

These bottles are really nice and fun. They look quite small, I would say it’s the smallest 30 ml bottle I’ve used. I don’t think they’re particularly practical, especially for those who use mainly big-nibbed piston-fillers. With C/C pens you can always use syringe and fill cartridge/converter with it. With piston – fillers it’s more complicated and some nibs will be just too big for this jar.

These inks are made by Tintex. The full line consists of fifteen colors (that, interestingly are described as Technical drawing Inks on Tintex website and marked as such on labels):

  1. Aqua
  2. Black
  3. Blue
  4. Bright Green
  5. Crimson
  6. Gold
  7. Magenta
  8. Orange
  9. Primrose
  10. Royal Blue
  11. Scarlet
  12. Sienna
  13. Turquoise
  14. Umber
  15. Violet

Scarlet is really nice red ink. Wetness is more than decent and the ink is saturated enough for me. No feathering or bleedthrough observed. I rather like this one.

Ink splash

Software ID

Color range

Tomoe River, Kaweco Classic Sport, broad nib

Leuchtturm1917, Kaweco AL Sport, broad nib


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