Ink Review #635: Akkerman Dutch Masters 7 Rembrandt's Karmozijn


Akkerman Dutch Masters 07 Rembrandt’s Karmozijn “Crimson”…wow that’s a mouthful. Say that five times fast. For the rest of this review let’s just call the ink “RK”. This ink comes in amazing 120ml glass bottles.


The color:

RK is a lovely dark red.



In large swabs there is a little bit of shading, but no sheen.


Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 20 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: Low-there was some feathering in the larger nib sizes.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Medium-there was bleeding in the flex nib on Rhodia and quite a bit of bleeding on Leuchtturm.

Other properties: low shading, no sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was bleeding and feathering in all nib sizes.

Comparison Swabs:


There are a lot of inks in this color-way: RK, Franklin-Christoph Sweet Maroon, J Herbin Rouge Grenat and Diamine Red Dragon. Click here to see the Akkerman inks together, and click here to see the red inks together.

Longer Writing:


I used a TWSBI Eco Blossom Red with a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The ink had a slightly wet flow.

Overall, I like the color, and it has a good flow but due to the wetter flow there was a lot of bleeding and some feathering, so it works best on better quality paper.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by a pen friend, and all photos and opinions are my own. This page does not contain affiliate links, and this post is not sponsored in any way.