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#41 thesolaris

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 15:07

+1 for MontBlanc Lavender Purple and Yama Budo for reddish purple.

 

J. Herbin Violent Pensee for "true purple" that I think of.

 

 

I couldn't agree more :)


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#42 ztt2

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 15:54

My only purple is Waterman Tender Purple which I actually just bought, but it's quite nice. Pretty much just straight up purple.



#43 wesley.mijngheer

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 16:12

Or you could go down the mixing route. Just mixed J. Herbin éclat de saphir with rouge caroubier ( 2:1 ratio ) and it gets you a purple that I quite like ( fairly dark but still recognizable as purple )
Or just go and get yourself some J Herbin Violette pensee ( I'm a sucker for J Herbin inks )



#44 Sholom

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 03:50

My favorites in the "not bright" violet/purple category are Noodler's Purple Wampum (a bit grayed violet) and Nightshade (almost brown/black but with distinct purple cast. In a drier writing pen Nightshade can become almost a wine color. For me both are very well behaved and have cause zero problems after 4+ years of use in multiple pens.



#45 liapuyat

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 08:59

J. Herbin Poussiere de Lune, and Diamine Damson are both great purple inks.


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 10:45

Akkerman Simplisties Violet (#13) is very nice...

 

I agree!  A penpal sent me a letter written in this ink, using a pretty broad nib and it was quite impressive.  I recently bought a bottle myself, using it with a much finer nib and the results are pleasing. Stands out a bit, but I feel it can easily be used for note-taking at the office, for instance.


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#47 haziz

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:28

Pelikan Violet.

Waterman Purple.

J. Herbin Violette Pensee.

Pilot Purple.

Montblanc Violet.



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 14:34

Pilot Purple?  :yikes:

Where can I get Pilot Purple???   :puddle:



#49 haziz

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 16:16

Pilot Purple?  :yikes:
Where can I get Pilot Purple???   :puddle:

I have it in cartridges. Got it from Jetpens. I believe Goulets also carries them.

http://www.jetpens.c...et-of-6/pd/1390

I am not sure if it is available in the US (or elsewhere) in bottles. A cartridge is now happily residing in one of my Pilot Metropolitans. I am just a satisfied customer of Jetpens.

Edited by haziz, 07 March 2014 - 16:39.


#50 carlos.q

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 20:01

I have it in cartridges. Got it from Jetpens. I believe Goulets also carries them.

http://www.jetpens.c...et-of-6/pd/1390

I am not sure if it is available in the US (or elsewhere) in bottles. A cartridge is now happily residing in one of my Pilot Metropolitans. I am just a satisfied customer of Jetpens.

Dang! I thought there was a new Pilot Purple in a bottle, like their blue and blue-black...  :gaah:



#51 Lou Erickson

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 08:01

Someone earlier suggested Diamine Grape for a dark purple.  I just put a sample into a couple of pens, and will agree it's very dark.  You could miss that it's purple.  OTOH, it remains purple even in a fine nib, and makes a nice dark text which will remain readable.  It's too dark for my tastes - I want a purple ink to be clearly purple, and this is almost into indigo.  VERY dark, at least in my pens.

 

Yay, ink samples!  :)


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Posted 08 March 2014 - 09:15

For those interested in a purple ink and the properties of iron gall ink: I would suggest Rohrer&Klingner Scabiosa or if you want a higher concentration of the permanent IG-body then my home-brewed Purpura Imperialis would be a good alternative. It darkens into an almost velvety black with a purple hue.with wet pens.



#53 hilsedwards

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 12:55

For those interested in a purple ink and the properties of iron gall ink: I would suggest Rohrer&Klingner Scabiosa or if you want a higher concentration of the permanent IG-body then my home-brewed Purpura Imperialis would be a good alternative. It darkens into an almost velvety black with a purple hue.with wet pens.

Pharmacist's Purpura Imperialis is just fantastic and I can highly recommend it.

Not an 'in your face' purple but subtle and mysterious.



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Posted 08 March 2014 - 13:55

La Reine Mauve...I just happen to be using it today in a Pilot Falcon, with SEF nib. Really great flow and very nice in an EF nib.


La Reine Mauve is a rich purple that dries with a slightly chalky look, but it does not fade or bleach. It looks great on a variety of papers including the cheap stuff at the office.

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 14:09

de Atramentis Aubergine gets my vote. Rich shade and flows very well.


+1 to that..

#56 GAtkins

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 15:01

de Atramentis Aubergine gets my vote. Rich shade and flows very well.

 

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#57 warblerick

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 15:49

Recently my favorite purple ink has become Conway Stewart Edgcumbe. It's a bit different than any Diamine color (by whom it is made) and has great flow in my Conway Stewart pens. A bit of shading as well. I got it on sale online at Bertram's Inkwell.



#58 ravantra

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 17:46

My small purple collection:

 

Private Reserve Plum
J. Hebrin Poussiere de Lune
Noodler's Kung Te-Cheng
Diamine Majestic Purple
Noodler's Nightshade
Noodler's North African Violet
Rohrer & Klingner Cassia
Diamine Majestic Purple
Noodler's Purple Heart
Pilot Iroshizuku Murasaki-shikibu - Japanese Beautyberry
Scribal Work Shop Nessie
Rohrer & Klingner Scabiosa
De Atramentis Aubergine
Monteverde Purple Heart
Private Reserve Ebony Purple
Diamine Bilberry
Private Reserve Tanzanite
Pelikan Edelstein Sapphire

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 18:22

PR Tanzanite. Good medium to blue purple.


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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:00

I'm surprised no one's mentioned any of the Herbin inks yet.  My personal favourite of theirs is Violette Pensee - beautiful flow and shading but probably not as deep as some others that have been mentioned.  I also like Diamine Lavender and Imperial Purple.  I've also tried Monteverde Purple but found that to be veering towards a deep pink almost!

 

+1 for J Herbin's Violette Pensée.  In my Visconti Rembrandt Calligraphy fine nib (0.5 italic), it comes across quite deep, but still bright, if that makes sense.  I just love the look of my writing with this ink and pen combination.  I hope that the scan does it justice.

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