Hey folks, it's a new set of inks! I'm always psyched to have a brand new ink to show, and that's what we've got tonight. Anderson Pens has enlisted the Scribal Workshop to remake some inks for them. This boutique-ink company isn't making their lines of fountain pen inks any longer, except for the Anderson's inks. I was a little skeptical when the Andersons told me who was making their exclusive line.
I've been critical of some of these inks in the past. I found them to smell weird or be so dry that they were unusable. Fortunately, the inks have been reformulated to be less dry and draggy. I've used all seven inks in the set, and there's only one that I'm concerned about. This ain't it.
I really like this ink. More than anything else, this is a fantastic color. It's a great medium blue. I love the midnight tones in there. It doesn't bleed, feather, or spread on copy paper. It does show through, but it's not a big deal. I think the one problem with this ink is that it needs a bigger nib than I gave it. It's on the dry side, and it needed a little coaxing to get it flowing if I left the pen on the desk for a couple of days. For some pens, that's going to be a feature (and not a problem). So, put this in a pen with generous flow and let it rip.
Copy Paper Test
Video Review and Water Drop Test
If you've a wet nib that needs a really cool blue, then check it out at Anderson Pens. Bottles are $12.50 for 60ml (2oz), and 3ml samples for $1.25. I'd advise a sample, at least.
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Thanks very much to Brian and Lisa for sending this ink out for me to try!
**While this ink was a press sample, the review is all mine.**