Diamine Purple Dream is from the 2017 addition to the 150th Anniversary collection. So far I have really liked the collection, and this is the last one from the collection I need to review.
Purple Dream is a medium purple with some shading and a tiny bit of sheen.
The ink drops show off just a little bit of gold sheen where the ink pooled.
Dry time: 32 seconds
Water resistance: Low
Show through: Medium
On Moleskine paper, there is a little bit of feathering, some bleeding and high show through. This is not an ink I would recommend for cheap paper.
Ink swabs for comparison, left to right (top to bottom for mobile RSS): Diamine Lilac Night, Diamine Purple Dream, and Diamine Grape. Both Lilac Night and Purple Dream are from the 2017 Diamine 150th Anniversary collection, but Lilac Night is more blue-violet, while Purple Dream has a lot more red it in. Purple Dream is a little bit lighter and brighter than Grape. Click here to see the Diamine ink swabs together.
I used a broad Pilot Vanishing Point on Tomoe River paper, and didn't have any flow issues.
Overall, I think Purple Dream is a well-behaved ink. It's a pretty color, and the low shading and sheen are nice.
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