Thanks to Zeynep that I get to try a Turkish fountain pen ink called Aniki’s. This particular shade is named Yuki’s Garden, which is a chameleon in terms of hue. The ink is of archival quality, lays on paper very smoothly. It is a very lubricating ink, reminding me of ink by Sailor. The inconsistency that I noticed thus far is pairing ink with suitable paper. Over all, most premium paper take this ink well, but feathering does happen here and there. In my opinion, this is less of a con when taking other properties of ink into consideration. Zeynep also cautions me that there could be a staining issue with Aniki’s ink, which thus far, I have not seen any clogging or staining of the feed or cartridge. All in all, in supporting small business and artisan (Aniki’s ink is very similar to Noodler’s ink in respect of operation), I would love to explore Aniki’s line of ink.
Bleedthrough is minimal, besides where the title is located, where I traced over several times.
Yuki’s Garden on Midori Traveler’s Notebook agenda refill. Looks a bit like Alt-Goldgrün by Rohrer and Klingner
On Rhodia Webbie, looks like pine green here
On normal 20-lb printer paper, it looks a bit more brown.
Does this ink pique your curiosity? If so, visit Aniki’s site for more information! In addition to ink, Aniki also manufactures fountain pen friendly notebooks and fountain pen related items.