A yellow/red ink is not something I thought I would ever like. I gravitate towards greys with a touch of purple in them, or aqua/turquoise inks. I bought a sample of El Dorado on t...view morehe recommendation of a fellow enthusiast (addict) on Reddit. I found it interesting, and inked up one of my pens (a cheap pen made by Muji). Over weeks and weeks I found myself wanting to use that pen more and more, because of the sunny personality of this ink. The sample eventually ran out, and after a few weeks I found myself pining for that writing experience. So now I own a full bottle...and that makes me happy! view less
My favorite yellow ink, and the first sample I have ever used up completely. I am so impressed by the excellent shading I get out of every letter. I often use it for school notes o...view moren cheap copy paper in a hacked 0.7 point rollerball, which still shows off the lovely shading.
The color swatch shows a sunny yellow, but I usually get more mustard and ocher tones from this ink (perhaps because of my cheap paper). This makes it more sophisticated readable than a vibrant yellow, an ink I could write a letter to my grandmother in and know that her eyes could read it. Will be buying a full bottle to replace the sample!
Although this isn't a deliberately scented ink, it does have noticeable vanilla smell. view less
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Supplying analog writing instruments and accessories since 1938. Third generation family-owned store based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mike was trained by his grandfather, dad, and uncle to continue the family business of all things pens, inks, and paper.