Diamine Imperial Purple

13 Sep

Here is another great purple: Diamine Imperial Purple. This is another ink that is “just purple” to my eye. It is very similar to its label-mate: Majestic Purple, except that Imperial Purple has just a touch more red to it, and I find it to be a more vibrant color than Majestic Purple. As compared to the newest love of my life, PR DC Super Violet, Imperial Purple is similar, but a bit more red and somehow a bit less exciting. Still, when it comes to purples, this is also a very good choice.

The Details:

  • No feathering or bleeding
  • Good flow and lubrication
  • Average drying time. This Lamy Studio is a very wet writer.
  • Shading is ok on coated papers and pretty much nil on absorbent papers.
  • Not waterproof. Some measure of resistance if you are quick to clean up any spill.


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This ink was sent to me for review by the good folks at Diamine Ink Co. I am not otherwise affiliated with them.

One Response to “Diamine Imperial Purple”

  1. Donnie September 13, 2011 at 5:52 PM #

    Looks like a nice shade of purple. Might need to order a sample vial from the Goulets.

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