Akkerman Dutch Masters #3 Gele Oker Van Frans, aka French Yellow Ochre, comes in beautiful 120ml glass bottles. I really enjoy bright yellow inks in the summer.
Gele Oker Van Frans is a bright, happy yellow, almost an orange.
In large swabs the ink looks bright orange rather than dark yellow.
Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.
Dry time: 30 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Low
On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a bit of bleeding and feathering in the flex nib but it did well in the other nib sizes.
I used a Kaweco Sport Orange with a double broad nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink has an average flow.
Overall, it’s a nice summer yellow, and well behaved. It’s very similar to Diamine Sunshine Yellow however, so I don’t think I need both. It is very light in extra fine and fine nibs, so I prefer to use it in medium and broad nibs.
Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by a pen friend. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.