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Are There Any Lavender Inks Out There?



missphoenix
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I love anything purple, and naturally this extends to fountain pens and inks! However, from my limited exposure (mostly Goulet Pen's selection), I can't seem to find a true lavender ink. Even Private Reserve's Purple Haze, the lightest purple Goulet carries, ends up being a standard medium purple in my EF Pilot Penmanship.

 

I know Diamine and J. Herbin make "lavender" inks, but it seems from from my limited experience that they're actually closer to a regular purple rather than the pastel-like shade you'd expect a lavender to be. Short of diluting my purple inks, are there any truly lavender inks any of you can recommend?

 

 

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strictlyobiter

I actually think Diamine lavender is a pretty good representation of lavender. It is quite muted and pastel-like, even in my fat nibbed pens.

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I think the problem is that lavender comes in all different shades and hues, from blue through to lilac-pink, through to deep purple. For example, English lavender is a very different colour than French lavender.

Do you have a swatch of something (eg a marker pen, a fabric, a crayon etc) that you could post a photo of so we know what you're looking for? There's bound to be a match; there are many different inks in that part of the colour spectrum available.

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Sheaffer used to have a lavender that you can still find pretty often. There's also a special edition Kobe ink called Monet Violet that might work, if you can find it.

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inkstainedruth

Montblanc do an ink called Lavender Purple

 

I'm betting that ink is darker and more red-violet than the OP wants (it is a really nice color though).

I'd have a look at De Atramentis Pearl Violet (also found relabelled as Jeanne d'Arc). Or, if you can still find it Organics Studio Potassium.

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amberleadavis

In my experience, Lavender is a really blue leaning purple or a purple leaning blue.

 

lavender2.jpg

 

 

Here are some suggestions:

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Colors/Purple/slides/14-Akkerman.jpg

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amberleadavis

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Colors/Purple/slides/2014-Ink_259-Heart.jpg

This also has the most amazing bottle:

 

 

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Ink_Companies/Akkerman/slides/2014-Ink_259-bottle.jpg

 

And when you do a wash with it and doodle with a blue, the color is great.

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Ink_Companies/Akkerman/slides/2014-Ink_259-Washed_Violet.jpg

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amberleadavis

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Ink_Companies/Akkerman/slides/04-Akkerman.jpg

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amberleadavis

I would think that PR Tanzanite would be a bit too blue, but Tanzanite is really bright and fun.

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Colors/Purple/slides/2014-Ink_582-PR_Tanzanite.jpg

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amberleadavis

This is one of my favorite inks and it's water proof, but good luck trying to get it.

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Colors/Purple/slides/KWZI-17r.jpg

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amberleadavis

You might also consider North African Violet. It is really bright, but it can be diluted down to a lavender color that is equally pretty.

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Colors/Purple/slides/2014-Ink_583-Noodlers_NAV.jpghttp://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Ink_Companies/Noodlers/slides/2012-02-25_01_NAV.jpg

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amberleadavis

Organic Studios is no longer in business, but you may find this ink for sale:

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Colors/Purple/slides/Bardiir-OS_Vandium.jpg

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



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amberleadavis

Finally, I could have to add the De Atramentis makes a Lavender ink that smells wonderful.

 

http://sheismylawyer.com/She_Thinks_In_Ink/Ink_Companies/DA/slides/2012-02-25_01_DeAtrements.jpg

Fountain pens are my preferred COLOR DELIVERY SYSTEM (in part because crayons melt in Las Vegas).



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Ink comparisons: The Great PPS Comparison 366 Inks in 2016



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