Put this on your Christmas list!
A little while ago, I posted a poll on the blog. It asked what ink brands you wanted to see the most, and it was nearly a tie between Akkerman and Bungbox. That's fine with me! I have (I think) a complete set of Akkerman samples from Anderson Pens, and I'm happy to have an excuse to dive into those little vials.
This blue is pretty shocking. (Sorry. Couldn't help it.) On fancy papers (like the Rhodia I used here), you can barely make out the blue color. It's almost completed obliterated by the crazy amount of sheen on top of the ink. It's a purple/red sheen on top of a dark blue ink. You can see a bit of this sheen (just barely) on copy paper, but it really changes character on Rhodia.
On a Maruman Card
It kinda matches the sky! I'm not sure why it looks so light on this card. It didn't come out light in either of the pens that I used it in. Different papers, you know.
Copy Paper Test
Pretty impressive performance, actually. I thought that this one was going to do more bleeding, but it didn't really do much of that. There's a little bit of bleed from the Panther sample, but that was written with a big, wet nib.
Water Drop Test and Video Review
This ink is fairly expensive, at $29 for a 60ml bottle, but this ink looks expensive and the bottle it comes in is rad.
|Picture from AndersonPens.com|
Find this ink at Anderson Pens in 60ml bottles or 3ml samples. You'll have to follow these links to order online, or you can call Anderson Pens to order your ink. You won't find them on the regular site, though.