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Diamine Fountain Pen Ink - 80 ml - Majestic Purple - DIAMINE INK 7065
  Flows very well in my..., January 5, 2012
Flows very well in my Plaisir and Lamy pens and I used this ink with a glass dip pen. A wetter nib might show color variation more easily but I have not observed much variation on the few pages I have written so far. A 'fun' purple for happy correspondence - if you prefer a more subdued, 'conservative' color that is purple I have tried the J. Herbin Poussiere De Lune and it is much less 'showy' than this color.
J. Herbin Fountain Pen Ink - 30 ml Bottle - Poussière de Lune (Moon Dust Purple) - J. HERBIN H130-48
  Ink flows well and was..., January 5, 2012
Ink flows well and was a wonderful introduction to J. Herbin for me. But I agree with the other reviewer this is an 'ashen' purple -- I'll call it a 'conservative', subdued purple -- I favor the Diamine Majestic Purple for a much bolder impact hence the -1 star. If you compare color swatches it will help you decide what 'strength' of purple you desire.
Platinum Preppy Fountain Pen - 05 Medium Nib - Red Ink - PLATINUM PPQ-200 11 05
  Nib Swap: I used parts..., January 5, 2012
Nib Swap: I used parts of this pen to 'upgrade' my Plaisir 'Fine' to a 'Medium' nib instead. The nib is a little to scratchy for the sketch book I am writing in, but I think with usage, time, and perhaps some minor adjustment to make the nib 'wetter' it will be perfect. I actually don't know how this pen writes because I used it for parts :)
Platinum Plaisir Fountain Pen - Fine 03 Nib - Red Body - PLATINUM PGB-1000 70-2
  beautiful body, very..., January 5, 2012
beautiful body, very nice metallic red color; holds well and looks more expensive than it is.
Nib Swap: I found the PP fine nib on this too 'fine' for my tastes (made me realize I'm a medium point person!) and I was able to swap out a Medium Preppy nib for the Fine nib in the Plaisir. I have written a few lines and the nib from the Preppy is a little scratchy, but over time and with minor adjustments to make the nib 'wetter' I think it will be perfect.
Pilot Dr. Grip G-Spec Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - White Flash Body - PILOT BDGS-60R-FW
  pro: ergo grip con:..., January 5, 2012
pro: ergo grip
con: ink looks grey, not black enough for me; the grip area is perhaps a little too sticky and too much lint, dust, dog hair, etc adheres to the grip area if that is something that would bother you
Pilot Choose Gel Ink Pen - 0.7 mm - Orange - PILOT LCH-10F-O
  my uses: decorative accents,..., December 21, 2011
my uses: decorative accents, limited writing only
pros: smooth ink
cons: writes "ok" on the back of photo paper, skips a little and could be better; not as 'cool' looking as other gel pens
other factors: ink dries rather matte, limited sheen when dry; this looks more like fluorescent orange to me, not a 'regular' orange which is what I was looking for.
repurchase: not unless I develop a need for more a bright, 'highlighter' like orange
Pentel Slicci Metallic Gel Ink Pen - 0.8 mm - Red - PENTEL BG208-MB
  my uses: decorative accents..., December 21, 2011
my uses: decorative accents only, no lengthy missives
pros: smooth, metallic color; looks cool
cons: not a true fire engine red, but much softer in color more like a dark pink; the barrel is narrow if you prefer a wider grip; the ink did not write well or smoothly on the back of a photograph / photo paper, but it seems to perform fine on regular paper.
repurchase: no, I really wanted this to work on the backside of photo paper
Pentel Tradio EnerGel Combo Gel Ink Pen - Soft Rubber Body - 0.7 mm - Yellow Body - Black Ink - PENTEL TRL91G-A
  appearance of pen - looks..., December 12, 2011
appearance of pen - looks like a more expensive pen and feels good in the hand. the outer body does not feel 'rubbery' at all but does have a slight texture to it. it is not perfectly smooth as glass or metal would perhaps feel.

the one nit-pick that I have with this pen, is there is a clear plastic ring that separates the two 'halves' of the main pen body. IMO this clear plastic ring is very cheap-looking. I would have been more impressed with the appearance of the pen had it used a black or 'chrome' looking part instead. the clear plastic ring is just above the 'chrome' looking part in the photos.
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