Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Review: P.W Akkerman Shocking Blue Ink

This ink was a gift with purchase at P.W Akkerman in Den Haag. SBRE Brown purchased his grail pen - the Visconti Opera Master Demo fountain pen - and we were allowed to pick a bottle of ink to go along with it. I picked P.W Akkerman Shocking Blue!
Review: P.W Akkerman Shocking Blue Ink
Old packaging and bottle.
Review: P.W Akkerman Shocking Blue Ink
Review: P.W Akkerman Shocking Blue Ink
Old bottle.
Review: P.W Akkerman Shocking Blue Ink
This is the newer, smaller 60 ml bottle. I prefer the larger bottles, but alas...
ABOUT
PW Akkerman Shocking Blue Swab
Intense, solid blue. When saturated, it exhibits a f
Color: Blue
Bottle: 60 ml
Price: €15,00
Price/ml: €0,25/ml
Where to buy: P.W Akkerman

Review: P.W Akkerman Shocking Blue Ink
Review: P.W Akkerman Shocking Blue Ink
Review: P.W Akkerman Shocking Blue Ink
Review: P.W Akkerman Shocking Blue Ink

PROS
  • Outstanding sheen.
  • A professional, work-appropriate colour, but also beautiful enough to be fun to use any time. 
  • Relatively easy to clean, for a dark colour with a sheen.
Review: P.W Akkerman Shocking Blue Ink
Review: P.W Akkerman Shocking Blue Ink
CONS
  • Somewhat thicker, dry ink - needs some maintenance. (Pen flushing, regular use while in pen.)
  • No water resistance whatsoever.
OVERALL

Highly recommended. This is a stunning ink. Simple as that.
Review: P.W Akkerman Shocking Blue Ink
Review: P.W Akkerman Shocking Blue Ink

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