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Akkerman #10 Ijzer-Galnoten

Hi folks!
I'm back! I meant to be pack to regular posting much more quickly after xmas, but I got hit with a pretty terrible cold right after I posted that last video. If you watch the video at the bottom of the post you'll hear my awesome cough. That's the best I've sounded in a week. Yeah. And I'm a guy who talks for a living. It's been a rough week.

On to the ink!

The latest Akkerman ink I'm bringing you is an iron gall ink that  undergoes a massive color-shift as it dries. The smear on the left is about 3 days old, and the one on the right is fresh from the sample vial. Whoa, right? It goes from a really nice blue to a really nice blueish-grey. I actually really like the way that both of these colors look on the page. In the smears, the grey side looks like it might be a little too light to read, but it's really not.

Where this ink really stands out, though, is in the performance. It writes on weak paper without any bleed, feathering, or spreading. It dries quickly. It is totally waterproof. What else could you want?


Color Comparisons!

 Salix is another iron gall ink that's pretty commonly available in the US. It's not as dark as the Akkerman ink, but it performs similarly well on cheap papers.

The extra bit on the right side is a fresh squiggle of this ink for comparison. 

 Copy Paper Test!

 This is awesome, right? Not a bit coming through, even with broad, wet nibs. Perfect performance.

 I don't know what that brownish stain is, but maybe it's something that's not very visible in the ink? Otherwise, just blues with a touch of grey.

Water Test & Video Review

This is what that little grid looks like after water was applied. Nothing moved. There's a little tiny smear at the bottom center, but that's some fine water-resistance if you ask me.

Check this ink out at Anderson Pens. They provided these samples for review, and they're one of only a couple of places that sell this ink in the US. If you're in Netherlands, then get over to Akkerman's store.

This ink comes in a really cool 60ml bottle for $29 or a 3ml sample for $2. You won't find these listed on the regular site, so you'll have to follow my links. Tell them you came from my blog!

**While this ink was provided free for review purposes, everything above is based on my own use and observation. No cash changed hands, and I'm as unbiased as I can be.**
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Tas said...

My favourite ink.

Thanks for spreading the word . . .