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I would like a nice, dark, saturated purple, but don't know much about anything other than your blues and blacks.


Does anyone make a purple-black ink? If so, who and is it any good?


Otherwise, what is a nice dark purple?




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Goulet Pens website has the Swab Shop, which lets you ask for purple and see a bunch of them on screen.


All I've tried that would fill that niche is Diamine Grape, which was very dark. I have a Sailor I haven't tired yet.


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Diamine Grape can look quite black at a quick glance, but it shades to a lighter purple.

That looks pretty nice.


In a wet pen, I guess you'd be getting less of the lightish purple, and more or the blackish purple, which is what I'm after.



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Noodler's La Reine Mauve is a dark purple that is waterproof/bulletproof.


Alchemist (on this site) makes Purpura Imperialis which is a purple iron gall ink that dries nearly black but can give nice shading.

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Private Reserve Ebony Purple would be worth looking at. I bought a sample recently, but am yet to put it to use...

+1 for Ebony Purple. I like neither black nor purple ink but I love Ebony Purple. Go figure!

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I find sailor Shigure dries a bit flat. My vote would be for Noodler's La Couleur Royale, deep, dark and rich.

Wouldn't it be great if Nakaya used TWSBI piston fillers instead of Platinum cartridge converters?

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I really like Private Reserve Ebony Purple - it looks different in varying kinds of lights. If you don't want a purple that dark try Noodler's Purple Martin.

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Diamine Amazing Amethyst is a dark purple that might fit your needs. It has black undertones but maintains the purple color well when dry. Plus it is well behaved insofar as virtually no bleeding and feathering.

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Diamine Bilberry.


Absolutely...almost like writing with a deep, dark, rich purple velvet :wub:

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diamine deep dark purple

sailor shigure



I find sailor Shigure dries a bit flat. My vote would be for Noodler's La Couleur Royale, deep, dark and rich.


IMO this ink more dry than sailor shaggier

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