There is always some challenges with ink samples – the scans never seem to quite match the ink in real life, and the colour is never accurate on monitors. However, for comparison, I thought I would make these available.
There is a sample of some of the Akkerman Inks that were purchased, and then I have broken them down into colour ranges and compared them with some other inks I have in that grouping.
All of these samples were shot with the same camera, under the same conditions, and then processed in Photoshop identically. So while the colours may not be completely accurate, one can at least get a sense of the difference between them when comparing.
Swatches were done with a Q-tip – the top patch is a single pass, the second is two passes, and the third is three passes. The writing was done with the same dip nib and glass pen to try and keep it as consistent as possible. All samples were written on Rhodia paper.
The second slide of red inks is cropped from the originals, concentrating on the swatches to try and help make colour comparison easier.
So far I am very happy with these inks. They have good colour, and behave well. The Grey is a very nice neutral grey that is dark enough to be useable, but is definitely not black.