Can’t say I’ve had much luck with purple inks. Tried J. Herbin’s Violette Pensée … it just never dried, and I’m left handed. It looked stunningly beautiful while wet! When it eventually dried, some 30 minutes later, on Tomoé River paper, it turned more blue-ish.

The example above is Diamine’s Amazing Amethyst. I like the colour. It tends to smear, when I’m not careful and wait long enough, as you can see in the beginning of the sample.

Pelikan’s Edelstein Amethyst — it’s a good, well-behaved ink like all other Edelsteins. I just don’t like the shading of it — it looks black, and now I have two bottles of it. The second bottle came with the pen, and the price was right. I wouldn’t have gone out and bought a second bottle otherwise.

Now I have a bottle of d’Atramentis Aubergine on the way. I feel a little excited about that … just hope it won’t be as slow drying as J. Herbin.


2 thoughts on “purple”

  1. The only ink I gave is the Cross ink I bought with the pen. Thanks for explaining that some other inks might be slow to dry – I only think of papers being quick drying or not.


    1. I still like my blue Cross ink. In fact, I have it it my Waterman right now.

      Clairefontaine paper isn’t as slow drying as Tomoe River. They all have their different advantages and disadvantages. When I started, I thought I’d be able to use up the Moleskine notebooks I have, but quickly realised it wasn’t going to happen. They’re useless when it comes to fountain pens, due to the bleed through.


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