October 3, 2011
Hmm, I wouldn't call this a light purple....you know how blue-black ink is
like...black ink with undertones of blue? This is like black-purple ink...purple
with undertones of black. Very faint black, but nonetheless it's there.
I think the color of the cartridge box is a pretty accurate measure of the ink
itself when it dries. It's a bit richer when you first write with it.
Still, I agree with the "neutral" hue statement. Definitely not overly flashy or
shiny. It's a muted purple, calming and perhaps even a bit dry, but that's where
its strength lies: in its sensible, straightforward coloring.
I use it for notes and doodles and everything in between, and like how it blends
in with my black and blue inks without standing out. Plus, every time someone
asks me about the color, I get to tell them a cool name.
"No, this isn't purple ink...it's -aubergine- purple ink!"
Never mind that I'm probably mispronouncing aubergine and that the ink comes
from a cheap-looking international cartridge. The point is that it looks
flawlessly elegant and dignified on paper.
And the packaging is cute too. Just look at all the pretty flourishes on the
This is why I love Kaweco so much.
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