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October 3, 2011
Hmm, I wouldn't call...
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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 side!

This is why I love Kaweco so much.

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thisisjadie
 
October 13, 2011
Really like this shade...
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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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stitchinmaniac
 
June 30, 2011
This is a rather light...
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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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February 21, 2012
I have to agree with...
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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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May 31, 2011
Almost a neutral purple,...
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Almost a neutral purple, perfect for everyday sketching and writing.

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88.ines.mv
 
December 16, 2014
I'd call it "mauve" and...
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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
 
November 24, 2014
Great color and juicy...
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Great color and juicy flow.

 
July 3, 2014
I concur with reviews...
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I concur with reviews saying this isn't a very flashy purple. The color in the picture in your browser is about accurate. Not very dark, not very bright, not very... purple. Kind of a dusty grape color. Ink seems adequately saturated on the page.