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    Cool De Atramentis Artist Violet

    De Atramentis Artist Violet

    Once in a while there's an ink, where the writing experience surpasses the colour. This is one of them. I just wanted to keep on writing.
    Thankfully the colour is the gorgeous violet.

    The cleaning was relatively easy but And I would recommend having a cleaning solution nearby. As it’s a purple/violet ink, it might stain transparent sections and convertors.
    It did my Kanwrite convertor. Thankfully there's always Sailor Doyou or Noodler's Eel Red to de-stain.

    Let's start with the chroma:
    Chroma - DE Atramentis Artist Violet.jpeg

    Writing Samples:
    Rhodia DeA Artist Violet.jpg
    Midori DeA Artist Violet.jpeg
    TR68gr DeA Artist Violet.jpeg
    While the scan capture "ghosting" there's almost none.
    Hammermill DeA Artist Violet.jpg
    Photo:
    Paper is Mnemosyne
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    Comparison:
    Purple - Comparison.jpg
    Water test:
    This is after 12 hours. The left side was held under water, and the smudges you see is wet paper (left side)
    Watertest - DEA Artist Violet.jpeg


    and finally an art work, the first prompt of the yearly inktober challenge 2024, "Hunt" The background is Noodler's La Reine Mauve.
    For those who have attempted dip pen calligraphy it's a homage to Hunt nibs




    · Pens used: Pilot Kakuno Ef, (EF/F/M/B, BB), Kanwrite with an Ahab nib.
    · What I liked: Well lubricated ink. I enjoyed writing especially with the Ahab nib.
    · What I did not like: With BB nib, I had no control.
    · What some might not like: It’s a pigment ink.
    · Shading: Only with a flex nib.
    · Ghosting: There’s a bit on copy paper.
    · Bleed through: Very well behaved.
    · Flow Rate: Wet
    · Lubrication: Above average
    · Nib Dry-out: Did not notice.
    · Start-up: Did not notice.
    · Saturation: Moderately saturated.
    · Shading Potential: Dismal.
    · Sheen: Nope.
    · Spread / Feathering / Woolly Line: Did not notice.
    · Nib Creep / “Crud”: Did not notice.
    · Staining (pen): Did not notice, but possible.
    · Clogging: No.
    · Cleaning: Relatively easy, though you might need a pen cleaning solution just in case.
    · Water resistance: Excellent
    · Availability: 50 ml bottles.

    Please don't hesitate to share your experience, writing samples or any other comments. The more the merrier

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    Default Re: De Atramentis Artist Violet

    Oh my goodness - what a fabulous review - and how utterly enchanting is Prince(ss) Kitty!!

    I am a big fan of this line of inks - and even though I'm not normally a big purple ink user, this one is definitely going on the list.

    Thank you as always, and perhaps a bit extra for this one

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    Thanks for reviewing the ink and for beautifully writing the quotes.
    Bob

    Making the world a more peaceful place, one fine art print and one handwritten letter at a time.

    “If ‘To hold a pen is to be at war’ as Voltaire said, Montblanc suggests you show up in full dress uniform, ready to go down like an officer and a gentleman among the Bic-wielding hordes.” - Chris Wright

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    Default Re: De Atramentis Artist Violet

    Thanks, Yazeh! It must have been nice to have an ink that made you just want to keep writing. That's a treat between ordinary or frustrating inks. The chroma's a little interesting. The ink's beautiful on paper. On some it seems slightly muted, sort of like a grape Popsicle after you've sucked some of the flavor out. (Or maybe that's just my memory lying to me.)

    Purple Rain. The artists formerly known as Mouse and Kitty. And now I want me a nib with a cat-head-shaped breather hole!

    I've added this to my list. Always enjoy your reviews, @yazeh!

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    Default Re: De Atramentis Artist Violet

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Oh my goodness - what a fabulous review - and how utterly enchanting is Prince(ss) Kitty!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I am a big fan of this line of inks - and even though I'm not normally a big purple ink user, this one is definitely going on the list.
    Glad it was helpful! By the way can you get the Artist line directly in UK or do you order it from abroad (i.e. Europe )
    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    Thank you as always, and perhaps a bit extra for this one
    Most welcome and it's a pleasure 🙏🙏🙏

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlkWhiteFilmPix View Post
    Thanks for reviewing the ink and for beautifully writing the quotes.
    Thanks 🙏 One of the great funs of reviewing inks, is to become one with the nib, so to speak! It doesn't work every time, but when it does it's a joy

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    Default Re: De Atramentis Artist Violet

    I wish we could get them directly in the UK, but I've yet to find them. Those I have were bought in Germany and shipped to a family member who lives there to bring over. We can get the Document line easily, though, and some of the colours (and properties) are very similar, as well as being quite a lot cheaper!

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    Default Re: De Atramentis Artist Violet

    Quote Originally Posted by LizEF View Post
    Thanks, Yazeh! It must have been nice to have an ink that made you just want to keep writing. That's a treat between ordinary or frustrating inks.
    Most welcome! Yes, it's fun when you're not thinking about the ink and it's properties or lack of and enjoying the writing experience

    Quote Originally Posted by LizEF View Post
    The chroma's a little interesting. The ink's beautiful on paper. On some it seems slightly muted, sort of like a grape Popsicle after you've sucked some of the flavor out. (Or maybe that's just my memory lying to me.)
    The chroma of the purple inks, I've reviewed are often underwhelming. But this ink has exceeded my expectation. Though like most purples it can stain. As for the popsicle , you might want to fish one out of your freezer and check
    Quote Originally Posted by LizEF View Post
    Purple Rain. The artists formerly known as Mouse and Kitty. And now I want me a nib with a cat-head-shaped breather hole!
    It's surprising they didn't try one. Probably it'll mess up the nib geometry
    Quote Originally Posted by LizEF View Post
    I've added this to my list. Always enjoy your reviews, @yazeh!
    A pleasure !

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    Default Re: De Atramentis Artist Violet

    Quote Originally Posted by mizgeorge View Post
    I wish we could get them directly in the UK, but I've yet to find them. Those I have were bought in Germany and shipped to a family member who lives there to bring over. We can get the Document line easily, though, and some of the colours (and properties) are very similar, as well as being quite a lot cheaper!
    Thanks for letting me know! From what I've read most of the Document and Artist series are alike, colorwise

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