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Hmm, I wouldn't call...
October 3, 2011
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Hmm, I wouldn't call this a light know how blue-black ink is 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'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 side!

This is why I love Kaweco so much.
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Really like this shade...
October 13, 2011
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Really like this shade of purple, which does have a hint of black. Aubergine is an appropriate name for it. I just wish it were available in a large capacity size like the Pelikan "long" cartridges. Smooth going down, and a good signature color.
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This is a rather light...
June 30, 2011
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This is a rather light purple but not too light. It goes down smooth and is bold enough to stand out on the page. It's a true purple, not really tending towards blue or pink. I'd like to get some in a bottle.
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I have to agree with...
February 21, 2012
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I have to agree with the other reviews that say this is a neutral purple. The box is a pretty decent representation of what the ink looks like dry. It isn't flashy or shiny, just purple. I wouldn't mind something a little more flashy, but I would consider this again, as I do use colored inks in note taking to help me when I study.
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Almost a neutral purple,...
May 31, 2011
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Almost a neutral purple, perfect for everyday sketching and writing.
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Beautiful color...
February 27, 2015
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Beautiful color
Nice, but a bit pinkish...
February 13, 2015
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Nice, but a bit pinkish for my taste.
I love LOVE I tell you,...
February 6, 2015
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I love LOVE I tell you, my Kaweco pen. It looks like me, it writes like me, it feels like me. I'm MORE me when I'm writing w/ my Kaweco.
JetPens inks all my pens with a variety of colors, and in a very very speedy quick manner.

Thank you JetPens for such an easy site to shop, ship and smile my way to pen-bliss.
What a great color! ...
January 12, 2015
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What a great color! And it is subtle rather than an in-your-face purple (not that there's anything wrong with that.
I'd call it "mauve" and...
December 16, 2014
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I'd call it "mauve" and I really was hoping for purple. It's too muted for me...not the ink's fault; just my preference. I suspected it might be light because of the "Summer" descriptor. I had not seen these reviews before I ordered the ink. Plus, the pen fine point makes it even more understated.

Trying to figure out what to do. I bought 5 or 6 packs of it...I have a LOT of writing to do. :) What's my source for True Purple?
Purple Writer
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