Disclosure: I received a 30ml bottle of this ink free from Cult Pens with no obligations. Thanks guys!
You have to try this ink! Buy, beg, borrow, steal, ... a sample from somewhere. Even if you do not like the colour and do not care for the shading. There is something about how this ink feels that is tremendously satisfying. The wetness and lubrication is just so.
This ink was released on 1 August 2014.
The Wikipedia article on Tyrian Purple is interesting: http://en.wikipedia....i/Tyrian_purple
DAILY WRITER: Certainly.
BUSINESS USE: Yes, with the usual caveats about any ink with red components.
ILLUSTRATIONS: Oh yes! Can cover large areas.
LETTERS: Yes, please! Do send me letters with this ink.
LOVE LETTERS: Absolutely! More romantic than passionate.
FEATHERING: 4/4 - none at 10x magnification with the flex writing
BLEEDTHROUGH: 3/4 - very minimal; only seen on the poorest papers
SHADING: 3/4 - really beautiful shading that does not overwhelm
SHEEN: 0/4 - none seen
FLOW: medium - high with great lubrication
WATERPROOF: 1/4 - faint lines remain, possibly enough to read the text
DRYING TIME: 2/4
FADE RESISTANCE: (not tested)
[The writing samples are from the instructions of St Cyril of Jerusalem to the catechumens, dated circa AD 350.]
On Rhodia dot pad
On Rhodia R
On our corporate printer's stock cartridge paper