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Disclosure: I received a 30ml bottle of this ink free from Cult Pens with no obligations. Thanks guys!

 

You have to try this ink! Buy, beg, borrow, steal, ... a sample from somewhere. Even if you do not like the colour and do not care for the shading. There is something about how this ink feels that is tremendously satisfying. The wetness and lubrication is just so.

 

This ink was released on 1 August 2014.

 

The Wikipedia article on Tyrian Purple is interesting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrian_purple

 

 

USAGE

 

DAILY WRITER: Certainly.

BUSINESS USE: Yes, with the usual caveats about any ink with red components.

ILLUSTRATIONS: Oh yes! Can cover large areas.

NOTES: Yes.

LETTERS: Yes, please! Do send me letters with this ink.

LOVE LETTERS: Absolutely! More romantic than passionate.

 

PERFORMANCE

 

FEATHERING: 4/4 - none at 10x magnification with the flex writing :thumbup:

BLEEDTHROUGH: 3/4 - very minimal; only seen on the poorest papers

SHADING: 3/4 - really beautiful shading that does not overwhelm

SHEEN: 0/4 - none seen

FLOW: medium - high with great lubrication

WATERPROOF: 1/4 - faint lines remain, possibly enough to read the text

DRYING TIME: 2/4

FADE RESISTANCE: (not tested)

 

 

Review

 

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[The writing samples are from the instructions of St Cyril of Jerusalem to the catechumens, dated circa AD 350.]

 

On Rhodia dot pad

 

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On Rhodia R

 

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On our corporate printer's stock cartridge paper

 

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Hello again Cybaea,

 

Just as I enjoyed and praised your article on Diamine Ancient Oak I get pleasantly suprised by this fine review. What a nice way to start the day (even the sun is shining now)....

 

What a nice purple. Do not know if it is a true Tyrian Purple though. I have used some pictures of the mentioned Wikieia artcle in my article Ink History Antique, I published a few months ago... I will publish thesecon article Ink History Middle Ages soon...

 

Back to your review....

 

Lovely colour beautiful shading and indeed very usuable on a daily basis.....

 

That will be another Gallon of Diamine I must buy.

 

Again I like the text in your articles... Although raised as a catholic in Breda Holland I am not really religious.... I am very much interested in History and Humanity though and I like reading aboutthis a lot. Religion has of course had and still has a major influence on history, humanity and our fellow human "neighbours"... It moves people that's why I find it interesting and I love to read your handwritten texts... And of course for the Inks and it's qulities too....

 

Can hardly wait for your nex pleasant suprise.... please test all your gallons of Diamine here :-) :-)

 

Regards

 

Peter

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism :)

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As I suspected, Autumn Oak will not be squeezing into my ink draw, but I shall certainly be making room for Tyrian Purple.

 

Cybaea, might you describe it as a redder version of Damson? If so it does hit the nail on the head!

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Another excellent review cybaea. Thank you. :thumbup:

 

I'm not really a purple person, but I shall definitely be trying out the Tyrian.

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Some comparisons on Rhodia dotpad

 

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I am no longer very active on FPN but feel free to message me. Or send me a postal letter!

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Some comparisons on Rhodia dotpad

 

fpn_1406883438__2014-07-31-diamine-tyria

 

fpn_1406883472__2014-07-31-diamine-tyria

 

Thanks again Cybaea

 

Now I have a ####-load of inks to buy

 

####for letter colloquial for faeces :lticaptd:

 

But thanks again for makingme a Diamine shopping list :)

Das leben ist wie ein Perpetuum Mobile mit ein Mangel..... Immer im Bewegung jedoch nicht unendlich. (life is like a troubled Perpetuum Mobile ever moving but not for ever)

Tricked throughout the centuries...

For centuries people had been tricked by kings & "religion-alism"

In the 20th century people got tricked by communism

Today people get tricked by (neo)capitalism :)

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But thanks again for makingme a Diamine shopping list :)

 

We are all enablers here :)

I am no longer very active on FPN but feel free to message me. Or send me a postal letter!

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I couldn't resist the Autumn Oak and Tyrian Purple. The shading of the Autumn Oak is wonderful but as a writing ink on Tomoe I find it hard to read. I might have to try it on different paper. The Tyrian Purple is lovely - I'm currently in a "purple" phase so it fits right in. I'm using it in my EDC today.

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Verba volant, scripta manent

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Bought the 30ml of this this morning, sight unseen. So, I'm glad to find I like the look of it! I wonder how it'd compare to Sheaffer Burgundy.

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Maybe I need new glasses. But in this case I cannot distinguish it from Merlot.

With Diamine I, sometimes, wonder if a would succeed in a blind test.

 

Thanks a lot,

Rafael

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I like the ink color very much. Your review is terrific. Thank you for such a nice presentation. In fact I really enjoyed scrolling your sheets of Diamine colors.

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Gorgeous review of a gorgeous ink!

Thank you!!

Tessy Moon



My thoughts are filled with beautiful words for the King, and I will use my voice as a writer would use pen and ink. Psalm 45:1


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Thank you for your handwritten review. The color definitely puts in on my "wishlist" and your handwriting is compelling to read (more than half the enjoyment of your review. I find it attractive and an integral part of the review)

Thanks also for the comparisons with other colors. Always look forward to your reviews. Thanks

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Wow, very lovely! Is it a new one? Relatively speaking, since I'm kind of not familiar with this name in Diamine's list, but will looking forward to it, although its a bit close to Merlot, just lighter... Not mention I wouldn't call this to purple at all.. but that's only my opinion.

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Wow wow wow!

Thanks for the review, this will be a perfect match for my Lamy Al-Star Dark Purple SE :)

 

Diamine's website is quite plain-do you guys know which inks have been released this August?

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Both of the new inks. Nice shading and flow.

 

I like the idea that Tyrian Purple is named after an ancient dye sourced from a sea mollusc :-)

 

 

Verba volant, scripta manent

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