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I present to test the ink Sheaffer Skrip Purple an interesting and almost pure shade of purple. Many people are looking for good inks among the exotic brands, and here under the very noses we have a very good ink in an equally good price. Technically also anything you can not accuse him. Tested and you wont be dissapointed...

Manufacturer: Sheaffer

Series, colour: Skrip Purple

Pen: Waterman Hemisphere, nib "F"

Paper: Image Volume (80 g / m2)


Flow rate: good

Lubrication: good

Bleed through: possible point

Shading: noticeable

Feathering: unnoticeable

Saturation: very good

A drop of ink smeared with a nib


The ink smudged with a cotton pad




Water Resistance


Ink drying time


Ink drops on a handkerchief




Sample text


Sample text in an Oxford notebook A5 (90 g / m2)


Sample letters in a Rhodia notebook No 16 (90 g / m2)





If you have interesting inks and you want to give a sample for testing - welcome.
We can exchange a color sample.


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Nice purple color, great review.


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Thank you, I think it is very pretty and much better value than the Iroshizuku. I am a fan of Noodler's purple which is another inexpensive and great behaving ink. Again, thank you for the review.

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Sheaffer inks are very good and often under appreciated.


I have Sheaffer Skrip Purple and both its predecessors Sheaffer Skrip Lavender and Sheaffer Skrip Burgundy. Lavender is similar but lighter and Burgundy is redder and looks more like grape juice.


All three are a treat to use.

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I don't like grape-like colors one bit, so I always pass over any ink with the "P" word in its name. But this one looks very blue to me, and I'm a huge fan of blues so I will buy a bottle based upon your excellent review.


I frequently use Sheaffer blue and really like its properties, but Sheaffer purple was always skipped over when shopping for new colors. Thanks very much for opening my eyes.

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Thanks for the review.

This is the first ink that really behaved well in a vintage Snorkel with an EF nib. Normally I would be a bit skeptical about restricting pens to inks from the same company, but in this case it really did make the difference.

Ruth Morrisson aka inkstainedruth

"It's very nice, but frankly, when I signed that list for a P-51, what I had in mind was a fountain pen."

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