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Today I'm reviewing Diamine Violet ink.
Diamine Violet is a typical violet purple that leans slightly more blue than red, but is a really attractive colour. It’s an ink from the standard Diamine ink range.

Compared with some other lavender/lilac/violet inks it’s a more saturated ink than it first looked, and it can show plenty of shading with fine or medium nibs. I found it flowed well with all of the pens I tried it in, felt slightly wet, and it’s lubrication was really nice and smooth across the page.

My review was written on coated printer paper, that isn’t very absorbent, and I saw no spread or show-through. The lines were crisp and it dried quite quickly for this paper.

On Field Notes paper it didn’t spread or feather, but I saw some slight show through and bleed through. However, writing on the reverse side of all of the papers I used would be perfectly acceptable as show-through doesn't look as bad on paper than when it is scanned and shown on screen.

Violet is not sold as a waterproof ink but showed some water resistance.

  • Flow Rate: Good - quite wet
  • Lubrication: Good - felt smooth across the page
  • Nib Dry-out: Not noticed.
  • Start-up: Immediate.
  • Saturation: Saturated
  • Shading potential: Shading seen with F & M nibs
  • Sheen: None noticed.
  • Show-Through:
    • Oxford paper
    • Silvine Notebook (not much)
    • Rhodia Graph (not much)
    • CiaK by InTempo
    • Field Notes
    • Hobonichi Techo paper
    • Tomoe River 52gsm paper
  • Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Not seen on any paper I used, even Field Notes
  • Nib Creep / “Crud”: Not seen, even after several days in the pen
  • Staining (pen): Not seen after several days - very easy clean-up
  • Staining (hands): Easy clean-up off of skin with bar soap.
  • Clogging: Not seen.
  • Water resistance: Not sold as waterproof, but shows some water resistance.
  • Availability: Available in 80ml and 30ml bottles plus cartridges from Diamine Inks web-site and many other outlets.

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Thanks for doing the review, Chrissy. And I'm glad you have because I've marked this down as a favourite(it was only a sample that I had), so maybe I need to buy myself another sample to revisit it. In my notes i mentioned that it was similar to Diamine Amazing Amethyst, although i can't see why because this looks darker and a bit more saturated than AA.

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Thanks for doing the review, Chrissy. And I'm glad you have because I've marked this down as a favourite(it was only a sample that I had), so maybe I need to buy myself another sample to revisit it. In my notes i mentioned that it was similar to Diamine Amazing Amethyst, although i can't see why because this looks darker and a bit more saturated than AA.

Amazing Amethyst is more complex.

 

But I like Violet too :)

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This was one of my first Diamine inks, I love how it lays down a medium purple then lightens to violet when dry. I agree that it’s well behaved overall, some lesser quality copy papers will feather, and bleed but overall enjoyable to write with!

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Thanks for doing the review, Chrissy. And I'm glad you have because I've marked this down as a favourite(it was only a sample that I had), so maybe I need to buy myself another sample to revisit it. In my notes i mentioned that it was similar to Diamine Amazing Amethyst, although i can't see why because this looks darker and a bit more saturated than AA.

 

You're welcome. :) I remember Diamine Amazing Amethyst as being more grey than Violet, but less grey than Damson. My review of AA is old and needs updating but you can see the colour difference. AA is more like the colour of J.Herbin Poussiere de lune

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You're welcome. :) I remember Diamine Amazing Amethyst as being more grey than Violet, but less grey than Damson. My review of AA is old and needs updating but you can see the colour difference. AA is more like the colour of J.Herbin Poussiere de lune

Yes, that's right. Love Damson too and I'm currently using a sample of it in my Sailor PG. I didn't realise how similar they were, but in my notes I've placed AA with the purples and Damson with the greys.

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