This ink just does not get enough press, in my opinion, especially with all the sheen talk concerning the Robert Oster inks of late. Yes, Fire & Ice is nice as is River of Fire and Blue Water Ice but P.W. Akkerman #5 Shocking Blue out sheens them all.
Shocking Blue is quite saturated and is a lovely shade of blue. It flows wonderfully and the sheen is absolutely stunning. With all of the press and excitement that this community had towards the sheen properties of Fire & Ice, I had to post about this overlooked gem of an ink. I mean look at this on Leuchtturm paper:
And Tomoe River paper:
I recently tried this Dutch company’s ink and wow, I have jumped in with both feet here. The bottles are so very clever in design and yet are completely functional.
If you want a great blue color with sheen then look no further. P.W. Akkerman #5 Shocking Blue sheens like a mofo!!
This post is based off of my opinion and experience. I do not represent P.W. Akkerman at all nor am I being compensated in any way.