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Recommend A Dark Purple

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#1 FoszFay

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 06:51

I would like a nice, dark, saturated purple, but don't know much about anything other than your blues and blacks.

Does anyone make a purple-black ink? If so, who and is it any good?

Otherwise, what is a nice dark purple?

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#2 TheRealScubaSteve

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 07:01

Diamine Grape can look quite black at a quick glance, but it shades to a lighter purple.IMG_20141109_100958.jpg



#3 visvamitra

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 07:30

I'll mention the inks that are easily obtainable:

 

Poussiere de Lune - J. Herbin

 

Nightshade - Noodler's

 

Damson - Diamine

 

Shigure - Sailor

 

Maybe you'll be able to choose something in my comparison of sixty purples, violets and magentas.



#4 Lou Erickson

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 07:35

Goulet Pens website has the Swab Shop, which lets you ask for purple and see a bunch of them on screen.

 

All I've tried that would fill that niche is Diamine Grape, which was very dark.  I have a Sailor I haven't tired yet.


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#5 Lgsoltek

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 07:56

I recommend Shigure from Sailor's Four Season line. It's a beautiful dark purple with great sheen, and very lubricating.



#6 FoszFay

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 08:11

Diamine Grape can look quite black at a quick glance, but it shades to a lighter purple.

That looks pretty nice.

In a wet pen, I guess you'd be getting less of the lightish purple, and more or the blackish purple, which is what I'm after.

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#7 FoszFay

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 08:12

I'll mention the inks that are easily obtainable:
 
Poussiere de Lune - J. Herbin
 
Nightshade - Noodler's
 
Damson - Diamine
 
Shigure - Sailor
 
Maybe you'll be able to choose something in my comparison of sixty purples, violets and magentas.

Thanks! That's one big comparison.

Tom.

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 09:36

Another vote for Sailor Shigure. Nice flow and good water resistance.

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 09:44

Private Reserve Ebony Purple would be worth looking at. I bought a sample recently, but am yet to put it to use...



#10 JulesSilvan

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 09:45

Diamine Eclipse is very dark. Appears black with a hint of purple.

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 11:17

Noodler's La Reine Mauve is a dark purple that is waterproof/bulletproof.

Alchemist (on this site) makes Purpura Imperialis which is a purple iron gall ink that dries nearly black but can give nice shading.

Edited by Medsen Fey, 21 November 2014 - 11:18.


#12 ScienceChick

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 12:53

Private Reserve Ebony Purple would be worth looking at. I bought a sample recently, but am yet to put it to use...


+1 for Ebony Purple. I like neither black nor purple ink but I love Ebony Purple. Go figure!

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Posted 21 November 2014 - 14:41

I find sailor Shigure dries a bit flat. My vote would be for Noodler's La Couleur Royale, deep, dark and rich.


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 16:09

Diamine Bilberry. 



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 17:04

Montblanc lavender purple
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Posted 21 November 2014 - 17:33

I really like Private Reserve Ebony Purple - it looks different in varying kinds of lights. If you don't want a purple that dark try Noodler's Purple Martin.



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 17:40

Diamine Amazing Amethyst is a dark purple that might fit your needs. It has black undertones but maintains the purple color well when dry. Plus it is well behaved insofar as virtually no bleeding and feathering.


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 17:52

Diamine Bilberry. 

 

Absolutely...almost like writing with a deep, dark, rich purple velvet :wub:


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Posted 21 November 2014 - 19:21

diamine deep dark purple

sailor shigure

 

 

I find sailor Shigure dries a bit flat. My vote would be for Noodler's La Couleur Royale, deep, dark and rich.

 

IMO this ink more dry than sailor shaggier



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Posted 21 November 2014 - 21:06

Adding my vote for PR Ebony Purple!


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