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#1 Tessy Moon

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 01:05

Hello Inky Friends!

 

It has been quite awhile since I shared my comparisons of pink and purple inks here:

 

http://www.fountainp...nk-comparisons/

 

I have updated the list with a few new inks (mostly samples, but a few are bottles as well.)

 

Again I will say that this is not an absolute accurate depiction of every ink. Rather it is intended as more of a guide as to where certain inks fall next to each other when compared with similar ink colors.

 

All samples were written with a glass dip pen on Clairefontaine paper.

 

I hope that this is useful and helpful!

 

 

Pink Inks

 

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Pink & Purple Inks

 

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Purple Inks

 

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Dark Purple Inks

 

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Edited by Tessy Moon, 11 February 2016 - 01:07.

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 01:37

Here is a list of the inks compared:

 

PINK INKS

 

Diamine Amaranth

De Atramentis Apple Blossom

J Herbin Bouquet D'antan

Private Reserve Bubblegum

Diamine Carnation

Diamine Deep Magenta

Caran d'Ache Divine Pink

De Atramentis Heather Violet

Diamine Hope Pink

Pilot Iroshizuku Kosumosu

J Herbin Larmes de Cassis

Organics Studio Lewis Carrol

Mont Blanc Pink

Monteverde Pink

Sailor Jentle Peche

Private Reserve Rose Rage

J Herbin Rose Tendresse

J Herbin Rouge Bourgogne

J Herbin Rouille D'ancre

Noodler's Shah's Rose

Private Reserve Shell Pink

Pilot Iroshizuku Tsutsuji


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 01:43

PINK & PURPLE INKS

 

Diamine Bougainvillea

Noodler's Cactus Fruit Eel

De Atramentis Dianthus

Organics Studio Emily Dickinson

De Atramentis Fuchsia

Private Reserve Plum

J Herbin Rose Cyclamen

De Atramentis Apple Blossom

Private Reserve Arabian Rose

Diamine Claret

De Atramentis Heather Violet

Organics Studio Jane Austen

J Herbin Larmes de Cassis

Monteverde Purple

Seitz-Kreuznach Dark Orchid

Private Reserve Purple Haze

J Herbin Rose Tendresse

Platinum Mix Free Silky Purple

Noodler's Socrates

Noodler's Tchaikovsky

Organic Studio Vanadium (I think this bottle has gone bad. It used to be like Violette Pensee.)

J Herbin Violette Pensee


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 01:49

PURPLE INKS

 

Diamine Iris

Diamine Lavender

De Atramentis Magenta Violet

Diamine Majestic Purple

Pilot Iroshizuku Murasaki-Shikibu

Nostalgic Impressions Purple Ink (in the apothecary bottle)

Waterman Purple

Visconti Purple

Private Reserve Purple Mojo

Rohrer & Klinger Solferino

L'Artisan Pastellier Violet

Pelikan Violet

Pelikan Edelstein Amethyst

De Atramentis Blackberry

De Atramentis Blackcurrant

Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses #2 (purple)

Noodler's Black Swan in Australian Roses #3 (magenta)

Mont Blanc Lavender Purple

Organics Studio Lithium

Rohrer & Klinger Magenta

J Herbin Pouissere de Lune

Pilot Iroshizuku Yama Budo


Edited by Tessy Moon, 11 February 2016 - 01:49.

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 01:54

DARK PURPLE INKS

 

De Atramentis Alexander Hamilton

De Atramentis Aubergine

Diamine Handel

Scribal Workshop Nessie

Diamine Pansy

De Atramentis Pearl Violet

Rohrer & Klinger Scabiosa

Caran d'Ache Ultra Violet

Rohrer & Klinger Alt-Bordeaux

Montegrappa Bordeaux

Noodler's Burgundy

Private Reserve Burgundy Mist

De Atramentis Elderberries

L'Artisan Pastellier Grenat

Noodler's Purple Heart

De Atramentis Thomas Alva Edison

Diamine Tyrian Purple


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 03:48

Thank you for your continued hard work keeping us alert to the Pinks & Purples.  I have a bottle of Pelikan Edelstein's Turmaline on it's way & am anguished by Anderson Pen's announcement of a new PURPLE from Stipula.  I just received a bottle of their Stipula Sienna last week & now THIS!  The Stipula inks are beautifully behaved & the three colors I have are favorites, surely this purple would be as well?  You should take a look @ the swab on their site.



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Posted 11 February 2016 - 04:30

Thank you for your continued hard work keeping us alert to the Pinks & Purples.  I have a bottle of Pelikan Edelstein's Turmaline on it's way & am anguished by Anderson Pen's announcement of a new PURPLE from Stipula.  I just received a bottle of their Stipula Sienna last week & now THIS!  The Stipula inks are beautifully behaved & the three colors I have are favorites, surely this purple would be as well?  You should take a look @ the swab on their site.

 

Thank you for your comment and kind words!!   :)

I tried Turmaline once but it wasn't what I wanted; too orange leaning for my tastes, but I know lots of people love it.

That Stipula Purple is pretty! I have never tried any Stipula inks actually, one of few brands I haven't at least sampled. I also have not tried any Akkerman inks. I am afraid of falling in love with one then having to have it, but they are a bit pricey to get here in the states (Same with the Bung Box. I love L'Amant but it doesn't financially make sense). And I also read Akkerman is just re-bottled Diamine inks, but I do not know if this is true or not. I am sure there might be another obscure brand or two I haven't tried, but most of the popular brands I have at least dabbled with one or two (in the pink and purple range usually!)   ;)


Edited by Tessy Moon, 11 February 2016 - 04:30.

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 11:13

Another great comparison and although 'pink' is not a colour group I'd ever entertain, I do have a number of purple/violet inks and a few are in the frequent rotation. Well done!


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 22:55

Excellent collection. Please gimmee a day or two until I comb my way through them....

 

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 01:47

Another great comparison and although 'pink' is not a colour group I'd ever entertain, I do have a number of purple/violet inks and a few are in the frequent rotation. Well done!

 

Pink is certainly a color of division! Some love, some hate, some tolerate.  ;)

 

I think a well made purple, particularly a dark purple color, can be appropriate for just about anyone at some point. Mont Blanc Lavender Purple jumps to my mind. A very mature, elegant, subdued ink, yet with so many excellent qualities.


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 01:48

Excellent collection. Please gimmee a day or two until I comb my way through them....

 

Mike

 

Thank you Mike! It has taken a while to build up this collection, mostly of samples. I am grateful to all the people who have graciously gifted and/or traded ink samples with me, it really makes testing inks easier; especially for the "hard to find" inks!


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 02:33

ThI also have not tried any Akkerman inks. I am afraid of falling in love with one then having to have it, but they are a bit pricey to get here in the states (Same with the Bung Box. I love L'Amant but it doesn't financially make sense).


I guess I shouldn't mention that Vanness carries Akkerman inks so they are actually easily available even here in the States now. :-)

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 05:48

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 13:54

A lovely resource for pinks and purples. Thank you for the work that went into putting this together.

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 19:22

Thanks for a great summary. Of all these, which would you, or other readers, choose for a letter to your Valentine?



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Posted 13 February 2016 - 22:07

I guess I shouldn't mention that Vanness carries Akkerman inks so they are actually easily available even here in the States now. :-)

 

Oh no! An Enabler!I I should've known someone would say something! This place is crawling with Enablers! (Including myself.....)  LOL!! ;)

 

{leaves to go sneak a look at the Vanness website...} 


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Posted 13 February 2016 - 22:07

Thanks Tessy

 

Thank you for all the beautiful work you do Amber! You always inspire me!!!  ♥


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Posted 13 February 2016 - 22:08

A lovely resource for pinks and purples. Thank you for the work that went into putting this together.

 

Thank you for the kind words!! I hope it is useful!  :)


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Posted 13 February 2016 - 22:19

Thanks for a great summary. Of all these, which would you, or other readers, choose for a letter to your Valentine?

 

It would depend on the recipient.  For my husband I would probably use more of a rose red, like Noodler's Ottoman Rose. (I have that one but didn't include it here because it is not really pink, although I think it does have pink undertones.) I think a rose scented ink would be nice too, but I don't have any of those (yet).

 

However, if my husband were to write a love letter to me, I would want him to use a pink-rose like Rouge Bourgogne or Lewis Carroll. But I don't think my husband is the type to use pink ink, lol. I could see him using a nice purple though, like Mont Blanc Lavender Purple or Poussiere de Lune.

 

If it were 12 years ago when we first were married, I would've preferred a sweet pink ink like Rose Tendresse or Bouquet D'Anatan, on the right paper of course, like G Lalo Rose or Lavender.

 

Again it really depends on the recipient. Those are just the ones I would choose. But if you know what your sweetheart likes, and where the relationship is at, that knowledge can help you make a good decision. (Don't overlook paper choice! Paper communicates A LOT!)   ;)

 

Happy Valentine's Day!!


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Posted 14 February 2016 - 03:17

That's a great answer!







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