Monday, September 16, 2013

INK REVIEW: Private Reserve Buttercup

Hello, Buttercup!

Yellow inks are tough. This one is so pretty in person - Private Reserve Buttercup.

The problem with yellow inks, of course, is - how do you use them? They aren't very practical other than for highlighting (and, frankly, I just use a highlighter for that).

I used this color for about a week in my work notebooks, but it was just too hard on my eyes when I went back to look at the notes later. Too bad, really.

So..I don't know...but, still, I am rather fond of this ink.  Look at the shading . . .

It's nice, right?

Buttercup writes well enough - perhaps a little slow-flowing even in my Lamy Safari with a broad nib. It almost GLOWS with color.

What is your bottom line on yellow inks? Love them, hate them, would never even bother with them? If you're using yellow inks for something other than highlighting - let me know - I'd love to discover a new use for this pretty Buttercup.


  1. I am a total weirdo who loves yellow. I just got a sample of this and then saw your review. LOVE IT! I can't wait to try it.

  2. Would love hear how you use the ink, Jess!