Sunday, March 28, 2010
One day when I was swabbing a number of new fountain pen inks, I noticed that some happened to look the same. The three above, Omas Violet, Herbin's Violette Pensee, and Diamine Violet all looked to be very similar in hue, though each looked to be darker than the next.
I haven't yet tried the Omas, and the Violet has been banned from my domicile because it was the ink that I spilled EVERYWHERE. Violette Pensee is quite nice, and the color is reminiscent of the old "ditto" copies that they would hand out in grade school.
Note that purple inks tend to not always reproduce accurately in digital form. They tend to shift more towards blue and as always, YMMV. (Your Mileage May Vary)