Early each month I receive a delightful package of ink samples from Goulet Pens. This month was a bevy of purple and red in celebration of Valentines Day. Purple and red are my favorite ink colors and this ink drop include De Atramentis Auburgine, Diamine Deep Magenta, Iroshizuku Yama-budo, Rohrer and Klinger Cassia and Sailor Jentle Grenade.
I’ve been using De Atramentis Auburgine in my Pilot Custom, fine point fountain pen. It is very dark and shows up well in this fine point pen. It’s too dark of a color to shade well and is quite different than my other purple inks, it’s more red. I might have to purchase a bottle of this ink at a future time.
Diamine Deep Magenta is a bright, vibrant ink. I enjoy pink and this one is very cheerful. It’s not as bright as De Atramentis Dianthus though in the same color family.
Iroshizuku Yama-budo was introduced to me by a friend. I love the Iroshizuku ink bottles. I’ll share a Pilot ink company photo, their ink bottles are works of art.
I have this ink loaded continuously in my daily carry Sheaffer Goldfilled Triumph.
Rohrer and Klinger Cassia is a new purple and I like it. If I didn’t have several purple inks I would order a bottle of this ink right away. It’s behaving well in my Pilot Metal Falcon .
Sailor Jentle Grenade is a beautiful shaded red with such subtlety. It’s hard to describe and I can’t wait to try it in different pens.
My Pelikan M400 Souverän White Tortoise is one of the prettiest fountain pens I own. The green, brown and golden striated barrel, with white cap, section and blind cap, gold ring accents and gold Pelikan clip is just stunning. It has a broad oblique nib that makes a beautiful shaded line especially with Caran d’Ache Amazon. This ink shades beautifully with this nib. The nib is white and yellow 14 karat gold and has lovely incised scroll designs and a line inscription of a mother Pelikan with two chicks. I ordered this pen from Printhardcopy on the Fountain Pen Network who has a good inventory available most of the time at good prices. He ships very quickly.