L’Artisan Pastellier is french ink / calligraphy materials producers. They offer two lines of inks suitable for fountain pens: Callifolio (inks made for fountain pens, neutral PH and so on) and Encres Classiques.
L’Artisan Pastellier inks don’t get much love or attention here. I understand this as they’re not easily obtainable. You may buy them directly from the producer’s on-line/stationery boutique.
L’Artisan Pastellier inks cab be bought in nice triangular glass bottles (40 ml), packs alu (60 ml) and small bottles (30 ml).
Violet is one of my favorite Callifolio inks. It wasn't the case since the beginning of our acqauintance but with time I started to appreciate it. As I received a sample from new batch (and there are always at least slight differences between the batches) I'll rereview it. The ink behaves very well although it has to be noted that it's a bit more difficult to clean from the pen than other Callifolio inks. It won't cause any issues some Noodler's or Private Reserve ink cause but it took me some time to fully clean my white Kaweco Classic Sport. I didn't try it in demonstrator pen so I have no idea if it would color the body permanently. I doubt but I won't promise that's the case.
The ink isn't strongly saturated - naturally, in wet pens the line will be quite strong, but the ink remains easy on the eyes. It doesn't pop out of the page. It has some sheen (mainly on Tomoe River paper) and some degree of water resistance.
Drops of ink on kitchen towel
Field Notes, Kaweco Classic Sport, BB
Midori, Kaweco Classic Sport, BB
Maruman, Kaweco Classic Sport, BB
Tomoe river, Kaweco Classic Sport, BB
(after 50-60 seconds of soaking)