Ink Review #139: Diamine Purple Dream

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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. 

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The color...

Purple Dream is a medium purple with some shading and a tiny bit of sheen.

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The ink drops show off just a little bit of gold sheen where the ink pooled. 

Dry time: 32 seconds

Water resistance: Low

Feathering: None

Show through: Medium

Bleeding: None

Other properties: Low shading, low sheen

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.

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Longer writing:

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.

Disclaimer: I purchased this ink myself, and all photos and opinions are my own. There are no affiliate links on this page.