Back in September a member proposed a group buy of ink from P.W. Akkerman in the Netherlands. They have their own line of beautiful inks, in 30 colours – each named after a place in Den Haag where they are located, in a unique bottle that holds 150ml. Interested members arrived at the October meeting with their requests, and an order for 14 bottles was placed.
In November, the highlight of our meeting was the arrival of our order of ink.
Akkerman was extremely pleasant to deal with, and their communication was great. They were quick to respond to e-mail, even with the time difference. The inks were shipped the day after I placed the order through their website – I highly recommend Google Chrome with the automatic language translation enabled. Everything arrived within two weeks, and was exceptionally well packed for shipping. 14 massive boxes, with bottles that had the lids taped as an extra seal, wrapped in plastic bags, and nestled in packing peanuts inside each individual box.
The ink colour selection can be found here. The colour on the monitor does not do the ink justice.
Scans of the ink samples will be posted shortly.