Saturday, June 10, 2017

Inkjournal InkFlight #5

Oh man, I have been wanting to try this ink brand for quite some time and now I get to thanks to this months Inkflight. Can you tell I am a bit excited? Here is what awaited me in this month's box.

Akkerman inks! This Dutch company has the best ink bottles but I didn't want to buy one blindly without seeing what the ink was like. I was not at all disappointed.

These are some rather lovely flowing inks with some high saturation, much like the Robert Oster inks tend to be. The inks were sampled on Mnemosyne paper and I must say, Shocking Blue and Simplistes Violet both sheened on this paper. I cannot even get Fire and Ice to do that without copious amounts of ink.

See the sheen? Very nice, indeed.

Along with the inks were a few other surprises. A nib holder and 3 Brause flex dip nibs.

I do have an interest in Calligraphy and working on my flex writing, I sure need it too. This was a really unexpected addition but I really like it. I have heard great things about Brause nibs and I look forward to trying them out. I will admit, I haven't yet as I have been having way too much fun sampling and playing with the inks. I will be buying some bottles now and more ink isn't what I need but oh well.

Overall another successful InkFlight box. I still find the $25 price tag to be totally worth it. Try one out.

This review is based off of my opinion and experience. I do not represent InkJournal nor am I being compensated in any way.


  1. I fell in love with Akkerman Hofkwartier #28 Groen online ... so much that I took my chances and bought a full bottle right away. It's very close to Sappgroen. Since then, I've bought #2 Blauw also. Great inks.

  2. I agree, these inks are wonderful and these samples caused me to take the plunge. I ordered a bottle of Ruisdaels Stormachtig Blauw and now bottles of Shocking Blue and Hals Oud Bruin are on the way.