Jump to content

The Fountain Pen Network uses (functional) cookies. Read the FPN Privacy Policy for more info.  To remove this message, please click here to accept the use of cookies






Photo

Bungbox Sweet Potato Purple

sailor bungbox purple

  • Please log in to reply
63 replies to this topic

#1 errantmarginalia

errantmarginalia

    Généalogue

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,463 posts

Posted 21 August 2016 - 13:53

A pretty cool ink:

 

29053116721_def81957e0_b.jpg

 

Close-up of the sheen:

 

29130170025_942d773f13_c.jpg

 

Swatch:

 

28508242714_32d1e5afec_c.jpg

 

On Rhodia and Life:

 

29097518626_9dc59f784c_c.jpg



Sponsored Content

#2 nyx_h

nyx_h

    Rhodium Trimmed

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 463 posts
  • Flag:

Posted 21 August 2016 - 14:40

Great review! You make this ink look beautiful. I'm not a fan of purples usually, but in your review there is a complexity and uniqueness about this that makes it attractive.


Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel. 

Mark Twain

----------------

Pen and Inkstagram!


#3 Ghost Plane

Ghost Plane

    Indescribable

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 28,424 posts
  • Location:USA
  • Flag:

Posted 21 August 2016 - 14:49

:wub:  :notworthy1:  :notworthy1:  :notworthy1:



#4 visvamitra

visvamitra

    Donor Pen

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,463 posts
  • Location:Poland
  • Flag:

Posted 21 August 2016 - 15:03

This one looks great.



#5 AndyYNWA

AndyYNWA

    Collectors Item

  • FPN Supporter - Rhodium

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,417 posts
  • Location:Southernmost Sweden
  • Flag:

Posted 21 August 2016 - 15:26

Sweet Potato Purple is a lovely ink. Well behaved like almost all other Sailor inks.
But to me the sheen looks more green than golden.

YNWA     JFT96

 

Instagram: inkyandy


#6 migo984

migo984

    Donor Pen

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,715 posts

Posted 21 August 2016 - 15:36

I agree that the sheen is green-gold:

http://www.fountainp...heen/?p=3479169

Verba volant, scripta manent


#7 white_lotus

white_lotus

    Caution: Absinthe Distiller with Ink

  • FPN Supporter - Rhodium

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,604 posts
  • Location:New York state
  • Flag:

Posted 21 August 2016 - 17:12

Thanks for the lovely review. I again passed on the chance to buy this ink. While it looks lovely, I'm not that much of a fan of sheen, and my most common paper, Mohawk via Linen, is absorbent enough that I never see any sheen there. I like the color though, but there must be something like it in more readily available inks.



#8 errantmarginalia

errantmarginalia

    Généalogue

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,463 posts

Posted 21 August 2016 - 18:48

Thanks, everyone!

 

 

Thanks for the lovely review. I again passed on the chance to buy this ink. While it looks lovely, I'm not that much of a fan of sheen, and my most common paper, Mohawk via Linen, is absorbent enough that I never see any sheen there. I like the color though, but there must be something like it in more readily available inks.

 

 

I agree that while the color is nice by itself, half of the attraction here is the effect one gets on papers like Tomoe River. If you're sticking with absorbent papers, then I can see why the ink would be a much less compelling proposition.



#9 Mew

Mew

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,099 posts
  • Location:Kyoto/Tokyo, Japan

Posted 21 August 2016 - 19:23

Thanks for the lovely review. I again passed on the chance to buy this ink. While it looks lovely, I'm not that much of a fan of sheen, and my most common paper, Mohawk via Linen, is absorbent enough that I never see any sheen there. I like the color though, but there must be something like it in more readily available inks.


Is this the ones you use? https://www.thepaper...0-per-ream.html

Seems heavily textured.

----------------------------------

Thanks for the review Gylyf. Bought 2 bottles of this. :)
Since I use TR almost exclusively (sometimes Graphilo), I should get the same results.

#10 white_lotus

white_lotus

    Caution: Absinthe Distiller with Ink

  • FPN Supporter - Rhodium

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,604 posts
  • Location:New York state
  • Flag:

Posted 21 August 2016 - 22:07

I actually use the 70 lb text weight paper in natural, but that's the brand. I dislike bright white papers. Yes it's textured as the finish is "linen". There are other finishes in this line that are smoother, but I like this one. The texture is never a problem for me when writing, but I don't use EF nibs either.



#11 migo984

migo984

    Donor Pen

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,715 posts

Posted 21 August 2016 - 23:19

?.........
I like the color though, but there must be something like it in more readily available inks.

Have a look here. Since I posted the comparisons last year Levenger Pomegranate has been discontinued. Pas you already know, if you don't like sheen avoid the Japanese inks

http://www.fountainp...6329__image.jpg

Verba volant, scripta manent


#12 white_lotus

white_lotus

    Caution: Absinthe Distiller with Ink

  • FPN Supporter - Rhodium

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,604 posts
  • Location:New York state
  • Flag:

Posted 22 August 2016 - 00:03

Well I actually buy inks for the 1) color 2) handling properties. Sheen is unimportant to me. I know for some that is sacrilege. Most most inks that sheen on the papers sheen-lovers use, won't sheen on Mohawk via Linen. About 40% of my ink collection consists of Japanese inks, so I've found no need to avoid them.

 

Wonder how FPN's own Noodler's Dumas' Tulipe Noire compares on color.



#13 Cyber6

Cyber6

    Extremely AWESOME !!!

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,424 posts
  • Location:..back in TORONTO!!
  • Flag:

Posted 22 August 2016 - 00:08

Well I actually buy inks for the 1) color 2) handling properties. Sheen is unimportant to me. I know for some that is sacrilege. Most most inks that sheen on the papers sheen-lovers use, won't sheen on Mohawk via Linen. About 40% of my ink collection consists of Japanese inks, so I've found no need to avoid them.

 

Wonder how FPN's own Noodler's Dumas' Tulipe Noire compares on color.

 

Long time ago I did a comparison with Yamabudo and Grenade/Okuyama...    The Sailors were not identical but quite close.

 

 

C.


fpn_1481652911__bauerinkslogo03.jpg
**** BauerInks.ca ****

**** MORE.... Robert Oster Signature INKS ****

**** NICK STEWART - KWZI INKs TEST ****

"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it's the illusion of knowledge." -Stephen Hawking,


#14 white_lotus

white_lotus

    Caution: Absinthe Distiller with Ink

  • FPN Supporter - Rhodium

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,604 posts
  • Location:New York state
  • Flag:

Posted 22 August 2016 - 00:33

Thanks for the suggestions Cyber6, I was looking at swabs online trying to find some reddish purples. Okuyama caught my eye, and I'll definitely have to check out Yamabudo as well. Looks to me like the Dumas is probably a bit duskier. This will encourage me to add more purples to my pile.

 

Do you think there are any KZW or Oster inks that come close?



#15 AndyYNWA

AndyYNWA

    Collectors Item

  • FPN Supporter - Rhodium

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,417 posts
  • Location:Southernmost Sweden
  • Flag:

Posted 22 August 2016 - 05:11

 
Long time ago I did a comparison with Yamabudo and Grenade/Okuyama...    The Sailors were not identical but quite close.
 
 
C.

I would also say that Oku-Yama is quite close. SPP is slightly more purple though, but it's not much.

YNWA     JFT96

 

Instagram: inkyandy


#16 migo984

migo984

    Donor Pen

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,715 posts

Posted 22 August 2016 - 06:34

Here is a link to some other ink swabs in that broad colour range that I posted in a thread about Writing Lab Old Burgundy. It includes SPP.


http://www.fountainp...-1456073294.jpg

Verba volant, scripta manent


#17 Lgsoltek

Lgsoltek

    Inkfluencer

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,344 posts
  • Location:Paris, France (previously Beijing, China)
  • Flag:

Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:18

While SPP is nice, I much prefer Ikaho Magenta:

 

fpn_1461207600__ikaho-comp.jpg

fpn_1461207737__ikaho-with-sweet-potato2



#18 Chrissy

Chrissy

    Ancient Artifact

  • Away
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 14,301 posts

Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:51

I have a bottle of SPP in the vase shaped bottle, but I can understand people not wanting to pay the current price to have it in the regular, poorly designed, Sailor bottle.  -_-



#19 migo984

migo984

    Donor Pen

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,715 posts

Posted 22 August 2016 - 08:02

I like the Sailor Jentle bottles, but do use with the Nagaswa bottle holder.

Verba volant, scripta manent


#20 Mew

Mew

    Collectors Item

  • Member - Gold

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,099 posts
  • Location:Kyoto/Tokyo, Japan

Posted 22 August 2016 - 08:04

I have relegated (more like upgraded) inks which come in these jar bottles to use in my eyedropper pen only.
Extremely horrible experience to fill from those jar bottle, especially in the presence of that plastic contraption which is supposed to aid filling.





Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: sailor, bungbox, purple



Sponsored Content




|