Ink Review #514: Bungubox Sweet Potato Purple


Today’s Bungubox ink is Sweet Potato Purple. This is another one of those inks that I’ve heard about often, but never gotten around to trying. Thanks to Pen Chalet for sending a sample over for review.


The color:

Sweet Potato Purple is a dark fuchsia purple.



In large swabs the ink looks less red, and has a bright green sheen.


Writing samples:

Let's take a look at how the ink behaves on fountain pen friendly papers: Rhodia, Tomoe River, and Leuchtturm.

Dry time: 20 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: Low-there was some feathering in the flex nib.

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: Low-there was some bleeding in the flex nib.

Other properties: medium shading, medium sheen, and no shimmer.

On Staples 24 lb copy paper there was a little bit of feathering, and just a tiny bit of bleeding.

Comparison Swabs:


Similar inks:

Sweet Potato Purple is a bit more red than Elegant Fuchsia. Click here to see the Bungubox inks together.

Longer writing:

I used a fine Lamy 2000 on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had a wet flow.

I used a fine Lamy 2000 on Tomoe River 68gsm. The ink had a wet flow.

Overall, I really love the color and flow of this ink. It’s a great color for fall and winter.

Disclaimer: A sample of this ink was provided by Pen Chalet for the purpose of this review. All photos and opinions are my own. This page does contain affiliate links, but this post is not sponsored in any way.