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merrycitrine

Hey guys,

 

I recently tried a sample of Diamine Grape and really loved the color. However, the ink is a bit weird and gets a little cloggy if left for a couple days in a pen.

 

I have been looking at Lamy Dark Lilac swatches online and I really love the color as well. I am considering getting the ink, then making my own mixes to achieve a darker purple when I am in the mood for it.

 

Does anyone have any experience with making grayish purples like Diamine Damson or a dark purple like Diamine Grape?

 

I don't want to purchase two bottles of purple ink - as I am likely never going to use them up. I think getting the lilac ink will let me play with both - bright and dark purples if things go to plan.

 

I look forward to hearing your experiences!

 

Thanks!

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I had exactly the same problem with Grape. It is probably my favorite color but wouldn't flow after a day in most of my pens. Here are some other ideas for you to try.

 

  • On most papers, Rohrer and Klingner Scabiosa is a dark, grayish purple that shades dramatically. Note that it contains iron gall, so the color changes over time.
  • In a wet enough pen, the current formulation of J Herbin Poussiere de Lune is similar to Grape, although a little redder and dusty.
  • Montblanc Lavender Purple is also a dark purple in a wet pen, but definitely not dusty.

I have not used Dark Lilac, but it does look very nice in the swatches and reviews.

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I was just about to mention the R&K Scabiosa too. I really like that ink.

It is very dark, deep purple, like ripe plums. I use it in a cheap Diplomat Magnum pen (for schoolchildren, I bought eight of them on ebay for about $24) and despite iron gall ink having a reputation as being difficult I have so far never had the slightest problem with it. No clogging, no flow issues, even though I sometimes don't use the pen for two or three weeks at a time. It always starts right up, even though the ink is then pretty much black for the first three or four lines.

 

YOu could also mix your own ink, all standard R&K inks can be mixed however you please.

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I was just about to mention the R&K Scabiosa too. I really like that ink.

It is very dark, deep purple, like ripe plums. I use it in a cheap Diplomat Magnum pen (for schoolchildren, I bought eight of them on ebay for about $24) and despite iron gall ink having a reputation as being difficult I have so far never had the slightest problem with it. No clogging, no flow issues, even though I sometimes don't use the pen for two or three weeks at a time. It always starts right up, even though the ink is then pretty much black for the first three or four lines.

 

YOu could also mix your own ink, all standard R&K inks can be mixed however you please.

 

All R & K fountain pen inks can be mixed except Sepia, according to the company's website.

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Noodler's Purple Wampum is a distinctly grayed purple that for me has been well-behaved. I don't care for bright or intense purples or violets and Wampum is perfect.

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I mixed Callifolio Baikal with Callifolio Bordeaux and got a wonderful grayed purple.

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I mixed equal amounts of Pelikan 4001 Red and Diamine Violet to produce a dark purple. Kinda close to J. Herbin Poussiere de Lune.

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You could also try to mix Scabiosa and Salix! It results in a very dark blue black

 

I really like the mix.

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Lamy Dark Lilac is a very pleasant, well-behaved, and Surprise, nicely saturated ink.

I'm not a great fan of the purple range. Dignified dark, not too red, or blue, with a slight touch of gray would be the one for me > LDL is it.

See the posted photo reviews. On some papers using wet nibs, there's gold edge sheen.

Hopefully this becomes a standard color. Maybe these qualities will be tweaked into the other Lamy standard inks.

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I love diamine eclipse. It's dark enough that it looks almost black and I can use it for business and school, but if you look closely it's a really nice purple. Damson is also really nice- I find it a bit too purple for work, but It's gorgeous for letters etc. It's purple but not obnoxious.

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All R & K fountain pen inks can be mixed except Sepia, according to the company's website.

 

Can you point this out on their site? Because I can't seem to find it, and on La Couronne they explicitly write that if you mix Sepia in a fountain pen that it should then be cleaned out of the pen when done writing to prevent clogging. It doesn't say not to do it, just clean after use.

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