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KWZ Brown Pink Diamine Merlot Herbin Poussiere del Lune Diamine Tyrian Purple The KWZ, like many others from Konrad, looks almost black when pooled, with a velvety, matt sheen. It is the most free-flowing of the bunch. The Diamines have a very slight golden sheen, more evident on Tomoe than on this Rhodia; Tyrian Purple is the least saturated of the bunch and exhibits a more pronounced halo effect when used with the flat nib. Poussiere de Lune is more blue than the others. If I had to pick a favourite, it'd be Tyrian Purple
My latest ink is Diamine Tyrian Purple This week the Wimbledon tennis tournament started and I'm a big fan of watching it all on TV. So I thought it would be appropriate to review a purple ink as that's one of the Wimbledon colours. Tyrian purple is a technically bromine-containing, reddish-purple, natural dye. Diamine's version is a reddish purple ink that I would call a 'dusty' purple. It's a very attractive colour. It's also a great performer in all of the pens and on all of the paper I tried it with. It has very good shading, but no noticeable sheen. It wrote straight away without any hard
I commented that diluted Merlot might be equivalent to Tyrian Purple so, as requested by member theinforat, here is a scan. As you can see, I was wrong. Merlot is far more brown but it is amazing how it holds up at such a dilution; doesn't flow so well, but still a strong colour. Now, I am picky about ink colours and have been looking for something around the subdued wine/purple area. Diamine Damson is good but a little too blue. Tyrian is very close but perhaps a little too red. So I tried adding a little Macassar to dull it down, went too far and added Tyrian back in. I now have an M6