Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I actually had already owned a bottle of this ink before Diamine sent me another one to test.
Diamine Imperial Purple fountain pen ink tested in a extra fine nibbed Lamy Safari fountain pen. Paperblanks off-white ruled journal.
More of a reddish purple than the Violet, though not as reddish as Roher & Klinger's Solferino.
This is one of those Diamine inks you will want to make sure you shake/agitate before filling your pen. Not sure about shaking inks? Read my article on "Shaking Inks" -I also recommend reading the comments following that post.
It's one of my favorite purple inks but it can be a bit troublesome to flush. Minor staining on the inside of my Lamy converters which eventually washed away over time.
I hadn't used it in a while and I was happy to see it again. It's got great flow and is very saturated. Shading is there but a bit hard to see. Definitely a keeper!
Buy Diamine Inks in the UK at The Writing Desk or directly from Diamine and in the US from The Pear Tree Pen Company Ink is sold in 80ml glass bottles, 30 ml plastic bottles, and selected colors are available in cartridge form.