Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Review: Diamine Imperial Purple Fountain Pen Ink

Diamine Imperial Purple

I actually had already owned a bottle of this ink before Diamine sent me another one to test.

Diamine Imperial Purple Ink

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.


Anonymous said...

I'm not able to view anything but the small versions of all your photos on flickr. Am I doing something wrong, or is "all sizes" disabled?

Biffybeans said...

The All sizes function is disabled unless we are reciprocal contacts via Flickr.

Annie said...

Hi Stephanie, thank you so much for the recommendation for the white pens! I already ordered a couple and I can't wait to get them!
I tried to add you as a contact on Facebook, but the link from your banner is not working, you might want to check on that.

I have one question again, I hope you don't mind. Have you reviewed black paper sketchbooks? I looked through the ones you have but I didn't find any, maybe I missed something? Thank you so much in advance again!

Chris Birkett said...

Are the photos only for friends and family? I added you as a flickr contact a little while back and never heard anything more. Your reviews are all awesome, but it's pretty hard to draw any conclusions from tiny photos.

Cathy said...

Very nice. I may have to had this to my arsenal.

ying-ko-4 said...

I may have to make this my next ink purchase. Along with a new Lamy converter that I don't care if it gets dirty!

plo said...

I have definately been into purple ink lately! Will have to give it a go!

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