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    Default Re: Is anyone still interested in Lamy Dark Lilac Ink?

    Quote Originally Posted by AzJon View Post
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    In case you missed it Reddit user migo984 posted a recipe for Faux Lamy Dark Lilac a couple of years ago. The mix is Iroshizuku Yama-budo + Shin-Kai. The ratio is 3:1. If the mix is slightly too red I will occasionally add a touch of Oster Blue Denim. The two colours are really very close IRL when seen side by side: the Faux Dark Lilac even has very similar amounts of gold sheen."

    Original Reddit post with photos is here
    Its a very close color match, but...

    it don't mean a thiiing if ain't got that sheeen.
    Actually, it does sheen

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    Default Re: Is anyone still interested in Lamy Dark Lilac Ink?

    Quote Originally Posted by phentrek View Post
    Thanks. Found it. You listed it as US only so that stops anyone outside of the US finding it on ebay. You might have received more bids if you had been prepared to ship it to other countries.
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    Default Re: Is anyone still interested in Lamy Dark Lilac Ink?

    If you guys are looking for an unicorn purple ink, try finding ST Dupont Violet. Impossible to find since it's been discontinued for at least 10 years if not 15 years.

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    Default Re: Is anyone still interested in Lamy Dark Lilac Ink?

    Quote Originally Posted by agentdaffy007 View Post
    If you guys are looking for an unicorn purple ink, try finding ST Dupont Violet. Impossible to find since it's been discontinued for at least 10 years if not 15 years.

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    It’s one of my favourite purple inks. I had one treasured bottle that I had nearly used up. Then on a trip to France a few years ago I wandered into a tiny old-fashioned newsagent shop in the Val de Loire and there on the shelves at the back of the shop were five dusty boxed bottles of S T DuPont Violette. I bought all 5 for €6 each. Sometimes the fickle finger of Fate points in your direction 🙂

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    Default Re: Is anyone still interested in Lamy Dark Lilac Ink?

    Quote Originally Posted by migo984 View Post
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    In case you missed it Reddit user migo984 posted a recipe for Faux Lamy Dark Lilac a couple of years ago. The mix is Iroshizuku Yama-budo + Shin-Kai. The ratio is 3:1. If the mix is slightly too red I will occasionally add a touch of Oster Blue Denim. The two colours are really very close IRL when seen side by side: the Faux Dark Lilac even has very similar amounts of gold sheen."

    Original Reddit post with photos is here
    Its a very close color match, but...

    it don't mean a thiiing if ain't got that sheeen.
    Actually, it does sheen
    Does it sheen like Dark Lilac? I can't quite tell from the photo post. If it does, then...well...Guess I'm sold!

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    Default Re: Is anyone still interested in Lamy Dark Lilac Ink?

    Quote Originally Posted by AzJon View Post
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    In case you missed it Reddit user migo984 posted a recipe for Faux Lamy Dark Lilac a couple of years ago. The mix is Iroshizuku Yama-budo + Shin-Kai. The ratio is 3:1. If the mix is slightly too red I will occasionally add a touch of Oster Blue Denim. The two colours are really very close IRL when seen side by side: the Faux Dark Lilac even has very similar amounts of gold sheen."

    Original Reddit post with photos is here
    Its a very close color match, but...

    it don't mean a thiiing if ain't got that sheeen.
    Actually, it does sheen
    Does it sheen like Dark Lilac? I can't quite tell from the photo post. If it does, then...well...Guess I'm sold!
    It gets its sheen from the Yama-budo component, so if you’re familiar with that ink you’ll know how the sheen manifests itself..

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    Default Re: Is anyone still interested in Lamy Dark Lilac Ink?

    Not to threadjack much, but I really am thinking of becoming a reddit member. The fountain pen forum seems intriguing. Any tips on what to avoid, etc.?
    My other pen is a Montblanc.

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    My eBooks. Because why not.

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    Default Re: Is anyone still interested in Lamy Dark Lilac Ink?

    That's an awesome find for $6 each bottle. I had to pay the big price. $25 a bottle last year but it's ok since I love the ink. I am just happy that I found 6 bottles.

    As for sheen, it sheens a lot. Especially on Midori paper.

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    Default Re: Is anyone still interested in Lamy Dark Lilac Ink?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor Kenshin View Post
    Not to threadjack much, but I really am thinking of becoming a reddit member. The fountain pen forum seems intriguing. Any tips on what to avoid, etc.?
    it's free! I avoid it most of the time but don't regret trying it out.

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    Default Re: Is anyone still interested in Lamy Dark Lilac Ink?

    I like Dark Lilac, but came to the party late and so had to buy cartridges and syringe out the liquid. I tried the recipe with Yama Budo but for me it dried to an uglier purple color. But maybe I'm a bad cook.

    I'd like to try Diamine Pansy, because that look like a good dupe.

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    Default Re: Is anyone still interested in Lamy Dark Lilac Ink?

    Interesting. I got a couple bottles of this ink back when it was new. Tried it, didn't much care for it. I should probably dig them out and sell them to someone who likes the stuff.

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    Default Re: Is anyone still interested in Lamy Dark Lilac Ink?

    Keep meaning to try and find a bottle of this, as I know it's one of those legendary inks and I missed it....I had some carts at one point but never used one of them.

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    Default Re: Is anyone still interested in Lamy Dark Lilac Ink?

    I've no idea how much a bottle is worth. Maybe I ought to consider listing mine on ebay? On the other hand auctions are a bit scary as interest only seems to happen right at the end.
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    Default Re: Is anyone still interested in Lamy Dark Lilac Ink?

    33AEA7B2-A952-4D26-87EA-5AEBF6C0E850.jpgJust thought I’d throw this in to confirm my experience, and to prove (?) to anyone still wondering , how silly it was / would be paying some ridiculous amount for L D L …..

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    Default Re: Is anyone still interested in Lamy Dark Lilac Ink?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robalone View Post
    33AEA7B2-A952-4D26-87EA-5AEBF6C0E850.jpgJust thought I’d throw this in to confirm my experience, and to prove (?) to anyone still wondering , how silly it was / would be paying some ridiculous amount for L D L …..
    Not sure why, but the Lamy looks markedly better. Hue is pretty close, but I see better, cleaner coverage with the Lamy. Not enough of a difference for a price premium, but then I really don't use colored inks.

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    Default Re: Is anyone still interested in Lamy Dark Lilac Ink?

    Maybe 🤔. that was a pretty amateur sort of test.….and 'proper' ink tester / reviewers that do 9 other types of test might even find more basic differences…
    but to your average shmuck like me …..purple is purple …give or take.

    Actually, I do have a few 'purples' and some are quite nice ……Diamine's Imperial Purple. Bungubox L'amant
    And one I really like…Iroshizuku Murasaki- shikibu.
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    Default Re: Is anyone still interested in Lamy Dark Lilac Ink?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robalone View Post
    Maybe 🤔. that was a pretty amateur sort of test.….and 'proper' ink tester / reviewers that do 9 other types of test might even find more basic differences…
    but to your average shmuck like me …..purple is purple …give or take.

    Actually, I do have a few 'purples' and some are quite nice ……Diamine's Imperial Purple. Bungubox L'amant
    And one I really like…Iroshizuku Murasaki- shikibu.
    Bungubox Sweet Potato Purple is quite good!

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