Wednesday, July 2, 2014

INK REVIEW: Toucan Violet

Last week, I talked about the Toucan Group Buy over on FPN.  In case you missed it, you can see it right here.

Anticipa-a-a-a-tion.  (Remember those ketchup commercials?)

I was a little concerned when I swabbed this ink. It felt watery. Thin. And you can see that there isn't much saturation with the color. I've used both of the swab cards extensively (over 350 times for the Word Cards on the left) and it is a rare ink that nearly bleeds through. Toucan Violet is one of those rare inks.

Let's take a closer look . . . 

Smear testing . . .

Water testing . . .

I wrote with Toucan Violet as part of my regular rotation for a week or so. Whenever there's time (as if I'm on a tight publication schedule - ha), I like to spend at least a few days with a new ink - just to make sure.

Bottom line . . . I'm sure I don't love it. I'm not sure I like it well enough to take up space in my ink drawer. Yikes.

Have you tried the Toucan inks? I love the concept - I just hope the next one I try goes a bit better than Violet.

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