I recently attended the Chicago Pen Show and came across a trio of inks that I had heard about but had never had the opportunity to purchase. So of course, I grabbed all three immediately!
Tinterias is a Spanish language podcast run by Jeffrey Coleman who is a professor at Northwestern University who also seems to have excellent taste in ink. He teamed up with Sailor to create a group of exclusive inks – Spicy Chipotle, Homemade Tortilla, Blue Corn, and Agave. Unfortunately, by the time I was able to get to the Tinterias table, they were sold out of one bottle, Spicy Chipotle, but that only means I have one more bottle to hunt down…
The first ink is Homemade Tortilla. This is a beautiful golden brown ink that shades dramatically and is very close to KWZ Honey with a touch less yellow in the mix.
Sailor x Tinterias Homemade Tortilla on Tomoe River (TR7) 52gsm paper:
Sailor x Tinterias Homemade Tortilla on Midori MD paper:
Sailor x Tinterias Homemade Tortilla on Midori Cotton paper:
Sailor x Tinterias Homemade Tortilla on Cosmo Air Light 83gsm paper:
The next ink is Blue Corn, a deep blackberry purple. I love how well this ink matches the actual color of blue corn – although I don’t think blue corn sheens at all. I could be wrong, though. Blue Corn is a touch bluer than Robert Oster Claret, but it is close and it is a few shades lighter than Vinta Ubi Mulberry.
Sailor x Tinterias Blue Corn on Tomoe River (TR7) 52gsm paper:
Sailor x Tinterias Blue Corn on Midori MD paper:
Sailor x Tinterias Blue Corn on Midori Cotton paper:
Sailor x Tinterias Blue Corn on Cosmo Air Light 83gsm paper:
The last ink today (due to being too slow on Spicy Chipotle), is Agave. Agave is a wonderful blue-grey ink that could be classified as a light blue-black ink. It is close to Wearingeul Mature but is better at shading and is slightly darker than Akkerman Koninginne Nach Blauw.
Sailor x Tinterias Agave on Tomoe River (TR7) 52gsm paper:
Sailor x Tinterias Agave on Midori MD paper:
Sailor x Tinterias Agave on Midori Cotton paper:
Sailor x Tinterias Agave on Cosmo Air Light 83gsm paper:
I’ve been enjoying these three inks thoroughly since picking them up. Homemade Tortilla and Agave shade gorgeously! I played around with Agave and a Sailor Fude nib for a while – not artistically, but it was fun seeing what the color can do!
I highly recommend all three inks I’ve shown here today. You can find them on the Tinterias podcast website where they are listed for $30 each (although both Homemade Tortilla and Spicy Chipotle are sold out currently) – I did not find shipping costs, however. The square glass bottles are 50mL each, so you’ll have plenty to play with as well, and at $0.60/mL, these inks are very well-priced for Sailor!