Ink Review: Papier Plume Mardi Gras Indian Purple

Today's ink is Papier Plume Mardi Gras Indian Purple. First off, that name is super long, so I will just refer to it as MGIP. MGIP belongs to the Papier Plume New Orleans collection. You can see swabs of this collection below. I purchased my bottle of MGIP from Papier Plume.

The bottle:

The bottle is glass with a metal lid, with a wax seal attached. The bottle is 30 ml of ink.

The color...

MGIP is a dark purple with no sheen. Seasonally, I would use this ink in the fall.

The ink drops didn't show much shading, the ink is pretty consistent in color.

Feathering: MGIP only feathered on Baron Fig paper.

Show through: MGIP had low to medium show through on all of the papers.

Bleeding: MGIP only bled on Baron Fig paper. 

Other properties: MGIP had no sheen, and low shading, mostly on Tomoe River paper. 

Inks for comparison, left to right: De Atramentis Black Currant, Papier Plume Mardi Gras Indian Purple, and Diamine Grape. Black Currant and Grape are pretty similar, so either one might work as the closest to Mardi Gras Indian Purple. To see swabs and links to all of the Papier Plume inks I have reviewed so far, click here.

Left to right: Diamine Majestic Purple, Diamine Damson, and Organics Studio Jane Austen. To see swabs and links to all of the purple inks I have reviewed so far, click here.

Longer writing: 

I used a medium nib on Tomoe River paper. The longer I wrote the more shading there was, but even at the end there is only a little bit of shading. MGIP had an average flow and dry time.

Overall, MGIP has an average flow, and an average dry time. It's a nice ink, it's just not my favorite color. I wished the ink was a bit more saturated, and had a bit more shading.

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