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Are There Any Lavender Inks Out There?

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#1 missphoenix

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 09:19

I love anything purple, and naturally this extends to fountain pens and inks! However, from my limited exposure (mostly Goulet Pen's selection), I can't seem to find a true lavender ink. Even Private Reserve's Purple Haze, the lightest purple Goulet carries, ends up being a standard medium purple in my EF Pilot Penmanship.

 

I know Diamine and J. Herbin make "lavender" inks, but it seems from from my limited experience that they're actually closer to a regular purple rather than the pastel-like shade you'd expect a lavender to be. Short of diluting my purple inks, are there any truly lavender inks any of you can recommend? 

 

 


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Posted 17 November 2015 - 09:37

Lavender huh
L'Amant by Bungbox seems like it
I made something similar using Shigure and Cerise thinking it could work
cant guarantee about them sailor inks though...

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 10:28

I actually think Diamine lavender is a pretty good representation of lavender. It is quite muted and pastel-like, even in my fat nibbed pens.

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 10:28

I think the problem is that lavender comes in all different shades and hues, from blue through to lilac-pink, through to deep purple. For example, English lavender is a very different colour than French lavender.
Do you have a swatch of something (eg a marker pen, a fabric, a crayon etc) that you could post a photo of so we know what you're looking for? There's bound to be a match; there are many different inks in that part of the colour spectrum available.

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 12:08

Montblanc do an ink called Lavender Purple



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 14:22

Sheaffer used to have a lavender that you can still find pretty often. There's also a special edition Kobe ink called Monet Violet that might work, if you can find it.



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 20:28

Montblanc do an ink called Lavender Purple

 

I'm betting that ink is darker and more red-violet than the OP wants (it is a really nice color though).

I'd have a look at De Atramentis Pearl Violet (also found relabelled as Jeanne d'Arc).  Or, if you can still find it Organics Studio Potassium.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 01:16

Levenger amethyst 

http://www.fountainp...ngers-amethyst/

 

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 01:28

Iroshizuku Murasaki-Shikibu seems to be close to the lavender flower, check it out.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:59

I also have Sheaffer lavender.  It's similar to Sheaffer purple, just lighter.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 08:05

In my experience, Lavender is a really blue leaning purple or a purple leaning blue.

 

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Here are some suggestions:

 

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#12 amberleadavis

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 08:06

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This also has the most amazing bottle: 

 

 

 

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And when you do a wash with it and doodle with a blue, the color is great.

 

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#13 amberleadavis

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 08:07

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#14 amberleadavis

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 08:09

I would think that PR Tanzanite would be a bit too blue, but Tanzanite is really bright and fun.

 

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#15 amberleadavis

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 08:10

This is one of my favorite inks and it's water proof, but good luck trying to get it.

 

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#16 amberleadavis

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 08:12

You might also consider North African Violet.  It is really bright, but it can be diluted down to a lavender color that is equally pretty.

 

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#17 amberleadavis

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 08:12

Organic Studios is no longer in business, but you may find this ink for sale:

 

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#18 amberleadavis

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 08:13

Finally, I could have to add the De Atramentis makes a Lavender ink that smells wonderful.

 

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