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okay, ive experienced some issues with waterman purple, and i would like to ask the collective experience on this one. I had a bottle of waterman purple, and adored it. It was the second bottle of ink i had ever purchased (after quink black). In the last few weeks i started to see a green tinge when writing, and a little in the bottle. i stored it away in quarantine as it were, and purchased another bottle, same ink, same issue. My question is this. Does this ink have a green tinge at all that anyone has experienced, or do you think that its a mould issue?. There may be some very small particles in the bottle, but no particularly visible growth.

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Some purple inks have a green sheen, which is normal for the ink--a feature, not a defect. I have read that Waterman Purple is among them.

 

Sheen is more apparent when the ink is used in a wetter pen.

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I have a bottle of Waterman Purple (2 years old), and I haven't seen any sheen. Though I have not used it on quality paper yet; less absorbency tends to show off sheen and shading much better.

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I wouldn't worry about sheen. Worry only about strange life forms. If you can show us pictures, that would help.

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I've used Waterman Purple as my "standard" purple for years (especially for mixes like Richard's Blurple etc. No green seen yet.

 

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will grab some photos when im at home next in a few days.

 

Some purple inks have a green sheen, which is normal for the ink--a feature, not a defect. I have read that Waterman Purple is among them.

 

Sheen is more apparent when the ink is used in a wetter pen.

generally i would have expected it to be sheen, but i used the same ink on the same paper with the same pens without noticing it. Alas maybe i just wasn't looking lol

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Never seen green. I'm overdue for using some, so I will look closely.

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I have never tried Waterman's Purle, but I make my own version by mixing 7 parts Waterman Serenity Blue with 1 part Waterman Red. I shows as a wonderful grape in my Lamy Vista eyedropper, but on paper it shows as a VERY dark blue with just the slightest hint of purple if one squints.

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