Ink Dips: Caran d’Ache Ultra Violet

Caran d'Ache Ultra Violet writing samples

Ink Dips is a more casual, laid-back ink evaluation than is normal here at Fountain Pen Follies. Instead of choosing an ink I’m interested in, the point of Ink Dips is to blindly pick an ink sample from a box of the slighted or set-aside. Then I dip a toe in the water by trying that sample in only one pen. It’s an ink experiment that’s a bit dippy.

Caran d’Ache Ultra Violet. This is a very nice purple ink, in an interesting hue, with good behavior in the pen, and good performance on poor paper. It is, however, very expensive, at least in the United States.

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6 thoughts on “Ink Dips: Caran d’Ache Ultra Violet

  1. This looks a very nice purple, so I don’t know what it was doing in your ‘slighted’ box. It is good enough for REM. And for someone who is not a fan of purple inks, you seem to have no shortage of handy comparables☺. An entertaining post as always.

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  2. I just love your reviews. I am a fan of purple, but I already have 3 different purples in my collection. This one looks nice, but I’m not tempted to buy it. The price is a huge reason for that. The comparison photos are always so helpful, and that tells me a lot, as usual. Even though I love purple ink, I don’t reach for it that often. When the mood strikes for purple, my needs are met already. If I found one that sorely tempted me at a good price, now that is another story. The only Caran d’Ache ink I’ve tried so far is the red one. That was probably a year and a half ago or so. I liked that ink, but it wasn’t a buy. Their bottles are super cool and I love the style.

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