Have you seen the new Anderson Pens Ink Comparison Tool? The tool will allow for up to five ink color comparisons from their inventory and will allow sorting by brand, color family and will even allow selecting out colors that are unavailable.
I tried it out today and I have to say it wasn’t until I scrolled down to see the tables, that I was blown away by the level of detail it contained. Each table lists the price of the ink per ounce/ml, the country of origin, if its available in cartridges, if its water resistant, shimmery, pigmented, quick-dry and so much more in a quick, easy-to read comparison chart. The ink color comparisons are shown side-by-side so its also easy to see to color differences. I added in a color I already owned as a visual “control” so I could gauge how much bluer or greener the other turquoise colors might appear. And that helped me make a more accurate comparison for myself and figure out how color accurate my computer monitor is. This is a really thorough, easy-to-use tool and its a little TOO easy to buy either a sample or a whole bottle of ink right from the comparison tool. I think I’m going to be spending a lot of money this way.
Full transparency, Anderson Pens is a sponsor of this blog but they did not ask me to mention this new feature nor was I specifically compensated to mention it here.
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This is great! Thank you for highlighting this.
That’s really helpful!
Thanks for mentioning it.
Cool. Thanks for the heads-up. Goulet Pens has some great ink tools on their web-site too. And don’t forget the ink reviews on the Fountain Pen Network (hint: there’s an Index in the stickies).