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Recently I’ve started looking for an ink that is available in standard international cartridges and is a color I like and has some amount of water resistance (this really is a necessity for an ink to be a daily user for me). Why? Well, I really love the look of the Kaweco Al-Sport, but it takes carts only and I have no interest in refilling. Anyway, I digress…

 

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I like this ink. I don’t love it, but I like it. Reminds me a bit of R&K Scabiosa with that dusty shade of purple. Conservative while still being interesting, I think this would be a definite contender as something I could use in cartridges.

 

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Behavior was good, though it initially seemed a bit dry in my Lamy 2k. I think that was just because I wasn’t paying attention to keeping things on the sweet spot, because when I went to write this review it was fine. I didn’t notice any feathering or bleeding and, as you can see, it does exhibit quite a bit of water resistance.

 

As a purple ink, I would recommend doing some other looking around. It’s not the most exciting ink out there, and Kaweco bottled ink is kinda pricey as inks go, at ~$14/30 mL. The cartridges are about $0.50 each, which I think is more or less the standard and we all know that carts are not the most economical thing anyway.

 

However, as a well behaved ink that is at least partially water resistant and available ink standard international cartridges, I do recommend this ink and it will go on my short list if I ever do get around to getting that Al-Sport. :-)

 

This ink was purchased with my own money and I am not being compensated for this review in any way. All opinions expressed above are my own and you are free to disagree with them if you like.

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Current collection: Pilot Vanishing Point, TWSBI Vac 700, Kaweco Al Sport, Lamy Safari, Nemosine Singularity

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