Anderillium Inks

As the Atlanta Pen Show started to pack up for the journey back to individual homes, Ana and I met up to investigate a popular table: Anderillium Ink. While Anderillium may be new to most readers, the company has been around for a few years already. After introducing their first round of inks, the owner and manufacturer took the feedback received from users, reformulated the inks, and is now back in full force with two new ink lines.

This post today will be giving a first look at the two ink lines: the Cephalopod Series and the Avian Series. I will dive deeper into reviewing the characteristics of the inks in further posts, but I wanted to give an overview of the colors as soon as I could.

The first Series is Cephalopods. This line consists of Bobtail Squid Green, Colossal Squid Dark, Flapjack Octopus Orange, Vampire Squid Red, Blue-Ringed Octopus Blue, Spirula Green, Cuttlefish Brown, and Flying Squid Blue.

The Avian Series consists of Common Loon Black, Shoebill Stork Grey, Roseate Spoonbill Pink, American Goldfinch Yellow, Purple Gallinule Purple, Green Kingfisher Green, Pompadour Cotinga Burgundy, and Indigo Bunting Blue.

I was sent 0.5 ounce bottles of each ink – these are sold for $14.50 in 1.5 ounce bottles at various retailers.



On Col-o-Ring cards, the only smearing I noticed was from my own clumsiness.

  • Above: Cosmo Air Light paper

  • Above: Cosmo Air Light paper

I attempted to remove the sticker that was used to close the bag ofCepholapod samples, but my clumsiness showed up again. I did want to show off the wonderful drawing on the sticker, however. Just ignore the fact that it is in pieces…

The Avian Sticker came off in one piece, though!

Cosmo Air Light shows plenty of shading and hints of sheen in Flying Squid, Blue-Ringed Octopus, Vampire Squid, Roseate Spoonbill Pink, and Common Loon Black. Haloing is also showing up in several colors.

  • Above: Tomoe River Paper

  • Above: Tomoe River Paper

The same five inks sheen on Tomoe River paper as well where the colors are softer and shading is less pronounced.

  • Above: Midori MD Light paper

  • Above: Midori MD Light paper

I love the depth of these inks on Midori MD Light paper. Vampire Squid sheens quite a bit here and Cuttlefish has a fascinating variety of layers.

As I said above, this is only meant to be a quick teaser of the Anderillium ink lines. In the coming weeks, I will dive deeper into how these inks perform. Don’t forget to check back next week!

DISCLAIMER: Some of the items included in this review were provided to us free of charge for the purpose of review. Please see the About page for more details.

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  1. I read your site on a regular basis and recommend it to anyone who wants to expand their knowledge quickly. The writing style is outstanding, as is the material. Thank you for your wit!

  2. Query: You mention sheen on some colors. I try and avoid inks with sheens or glitter that are hard to clean out of pens, especially my piston fillers. What advice do you have along these lines for the Cuttlefish Brown? Thanks.

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