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Toucan Scarlet


Shoot, I totally thought that I'd posted this on Monday. It's been a heck of a week, Dear Readers. I'm so glad that it's Friday. So glad.

Here we have Toucan's Scarlet, another in the set of inks that was graciously sent out to me by Brian & Lisa at Anderson Pens. This is, I think, the best red in the set. It's not really what I think of when I think of a scarlet ink, but I do really like it. It's not a blood red at all, and that's kinda nice. Lots of people want a bloody red in their collection, but this less-morbid red is nice to have.

Check out the review below.

Written Review


Ink Comparisons

I think this ink darkens a little as it dries, but you can see in the close-up below that it is more orange than the Noodler's inks below it. It actually starts out lighter than it ends up, and it is more orange-y at the start, too.


A more complicated ink than most of the others in this collection, Scarlet definitely has hints of orange and pink as well as the dominant red hue.

Copy Paper Test

You can see just a little bit of bleed through this copy paper, but keep in mind that this is a macro shot, and these little bleeds aren't going to interfere with your normal writing, I wouldn't think.

Water Drop Test and Video Review

Toucan's Scarlet is a pretty solid red ink. It's well behaved, and it's going to work well for folks who don't want a blood-red. The water-resistance of this ink leaves a lot to be desired, but the mix-ability and behavior makes up for that for me.  You can (only) find bags and samples over at Anderson Pens. A 60ml bag goes for $10. They're out of the full size at press time, but check out a sample, at least.

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The ink for this review was provided free of charge by Anderson Pens. The review was all mine, however.
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