INK REVIEW: AKKERMAN SIMPLISTIES VIOLET

PW AKKERMAN SIMPLISTIES VIOLET FOUNTAIN PEN INK REVIEW

Hello purple!

I’ve had this ink for quite awhile, but am just getting around to a good review of it. Akkerman inks have been on my mind because they recently announced a new smaller-sized bottle. The inks come from the Netherlands and shipping isn’t cheap (neither is the ink), but those bottles. Goodness.

Akkerman Ink Bottle Size Comparison (New on the left.)

Closer look at Akkerman Ink Bottle
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Back to Simplisties Violet – it’s a gorgeous ink. Writes great. Amazing deep, dark color and saturation. I’m not seeing any shading here, but I wonder if I would with a broad nib.

I really have nothing negative to say. Decent dry-time. Flow was wonderful in my TWSBI 540. 
Check out the handwritten review …

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It’s love
What inks are you loving these days? Do you own any Akkerman inks?
Have a good week!
xox

3 thoughts on “INK REVIEW: AKKERMAN SIMPLISTIES VIOLET

  1. Wonderful review Christine, thanks so much for posting it.
    I was able to purchase three Akkerman's ink in the larger bottles late last year and will likely be enjoying them for decades to come (150 ml will last a long time).
    #9 – Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indigo (dusky blue)
    #15 – Voorhout Violet (your Simplisties Violet shades better, I think)
    #24 – Zuiderpark Blauw-Groen (a very nice blue-green)

    Hopefully the new smaller bottles will mean it will be less expensive to ship the inks from the Netherlands. I would love to add to my Akkerman's collection.

    Paul.

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  2. Thanks for commenting, Paul. I'd be glad to work out a trade for some Akkerman inks sometime if you want to sample what I have (or have coming). I'll post about the colors I have when I receive them all in a few weeks! xo

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  3. Thanks so much Christine – I would love to exchange Akkerman (or any other inks of interest) samples with you. I need to update my inventory of bottled inks anyway – a nice evening (or three) project; with an opportunity to do some color swabs on card stock.
    Best,
    Paul.

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