Tag: Purple

When it comes to vintage fountain pens, there are a large number of manufacturers about whom definitive knowledge is very difficult to pin down. The Merlin Pen Company is one of those manufacturers. There appears to be no definitive information …

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If I had to pick a favorite color family of fountain pen inks, greens would be first, followed closely by purples. I love my purple inks. Despite purple’s rank in my ink hierarchy, however, I find myself largely disappointed with …

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This is the first time I have created a video version of my ink reviews. I’m still working on the format. Certainly future videos will be shorter. (Hopefully much shorter!). I have also instituted a new standard test template and …

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  This ink is another one of those, “hey they have it at this store, and I’ve never tried it. Let’s give it a whirl and see how it goes” kind of inks.  In fact, the store from which I …

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  Iroshizuku.  If you’re familiar with fountain pen inks, it’s a name you’re likely well familiar with.  If you’re not, stick around a little while.  You will be. Iroshizuku (a line of inks by the Pilot Pen Company) is one …

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Private Reserve Ebony Purple

  Private Reserve has a small collection  of “ebony” inks, very dark, in some cases, nearly black, shades of a whole parcel of colors.  The first one of these I ever tried with Ebony Purple.  (Ebony Green was shortly thereafter.) …

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(High-Resolution) This De Atramentis Ink is an absolutely stunning color.  Deep and saturated, but still with a very decent amount of shading.  It flows very smoothly, but man oh man. This ink BLEEDS if you put it in a wet …

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