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  1. InkShift – Mont Blanc Lavender Purple to Royal Blue Just for the fun of it, I occasionally resume my project exploring what happens when you move progressively from one ink colour to another. For now, I'm restricting myself to inks from the same manufacturer - mainly to avoid nasty chemical surprises. My hope is that some of these "inkshifts" result in interesting colours that I can use to write/draw with. And besides... it's just fun to watch one ink colour morph into another one. Mont Blanc Lavender Purple is a technically ok ink, but has that shade of red-purple that doesn’t really appeal to me. And so I ended up with a bottle that’s been collecting dust in my ink cabinet. Time for a change… I decided to see if I could morph Lavender Purple more toward the blue end of the spectrum, by mixing it with Royal Blue. Maybe there are some interesting combinations in the mix, maybe even a fairly decent violet-blue. Who knows... only one way to find out, and that is to carry out the inkshift experiment. In the span between the two starting inks more interesting colours appear, that certainly beat the original Lavender Purple (my personal opinion). The 1:1 mix is a blue-purple that looks quite nice. And the mix of 1 part Lavender Purple with 3 parts Royal Blue is my personal favourite: a soft blue-heavy violet that looks really appealing. For me, both of these mixes are a significant improvement to the original Lavender Purple. Another bottle of ink saved from oblivion! I continue to enjoy these ink morphing experiments. Fun adventures in ink-land, and more often than not you are rewarded with a mix that beats the original inks. Fun guaranteed!
  2. akszugor

    Montblanc: Lavender Purple

    http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Montblanc-Lavender-Purple-nazwa.png Manufacturer: Montblanc Series, colour: Lavender Purple Pen: Waterman Hemisphere "F" Paper: Image Volume 80 g / cm2 Specifications: Flow rate: very good Lubrication: good Bleed through: noticeable Shading: noticeable Feathering: unnoticeable Saturation: very good A drop of ink smeared with a nib http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Montblanc-Lavender-Purple-kleks.jpg The ink smudged with a cotton pad http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Montblanc-Lavender-Purple-wacik.jpg Lines http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Montblanc-Lavender-Purple-kreski.jpg Water Resistance http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Montblanc-Lavender-Purple-woda.jpg Sample text http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Montblanc-Lavender-Purple-txt.jpg Ink drying time http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Montblanc-Lavender-Purple-wysychanie.jpg Other tests carried out: Sample text in an Oxford notebook http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Montblanc-Lavender-Purple-Oxford.jpg Sample letters in a Rhodia notebook http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Montblanc-Lavender-Purple-Rhodia.jpg Ink drops on a handkerchief http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Montblanc-Lavender-Purple-chromatografia1.jpg Chromatography http://inks.pencyklopedia.pl/wp-content/uploads/Montblanc-Lavender-Purple-chromatografia2.jpg
  3. Chrissy

    Ink Review: Diamine Lavender

    Here is my review for Diamine Lavender ink Flow Rate: Very good, wet in broader nibsLubrication: Good on several different papers, very good with broad nibs.Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.Start-up: Immediate.Saturation: Quite saturatedShading Potential: A little shading seenSheen: Not seenShow-Through: Tomoe River 52gsm and 68gsmCheaper generic 80gsm printer papers & lined pads.Field NotesOxfordApica NotebookSpread / Feathering / Wooly Line: Wooly line seen occasionally with Sheaffer stub nib.Nib Creep / “Crud”: Not seen, even after over several weeks in the penStaining (pen): Not seen - easy clean-upStaining (hands): Not seen - easy clean-upClogging: Not seen. Seems unlikely.Water resistance: Reasonably water resistant, but not sold as waterproof.Availability: Available from Diamine Inks web-site and other outlets. 30ml plastic or 80ml glass bottles.
  4. I was in a boutique last week and the staff told me that MB Lavender Purple was discontinued. They didn't know what would be replacing it, or have any stock left. Sure enough the MB refill website (UK) and Wheelers Luxury Gifts have removed it from their pages. I didn't see anything on the boards; does anyone know any more about it?

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