Ink Dips: Callifolio Violet

Callifolio Violet writing samples

Ink Dips is a more casual, laid-back ink evaluation than is normal here at Fountain Pen Follies. Instead of evaluating an ink I’m actually interested in, the point of Ink Dips is to blindly pick an ink sample from a box of the pooh-poohed and, more than likely, the purple. 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.

Callifolio Violet. This is nice standard purple ink, at a nice price. It writes a nice narrow line. It is also the second purple ink in a row to become an Ink Dip. I’ll be honest, I think they won. I’m a shadow of my former self, which should scare us all.

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9 thoughts on “Ink Dips: Callifolio Violet

    1. I just started last year, I think. So far it seems like a very good brand, reasonably priced — definitely not the same as J. Herbin but a similar aesthetic. Nice colors. Definitely worth sampling.


        1. Ah, that sounds like a good idea. Sailor inks are so good. I had one very nice Sailor Kobe ink that was a gray purple, that I very much enjoyed. A beautiful ink. I periodically sell or trade or give away inks, when I get too many, and I think that was a casualty of one of those sweeps. If not I’ll see if I can find my bottle, and if so, I’ll message you. Plus there’s Bung Box Sweet Potato Purple, made by Sailor, which is fire. 🙂

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          1. That sounds amazing… you have caught me at just the right moment. I use relatively few colors for work… black, blue, green and red are the mainstays. And I’ve been looking to branch out a bit. I have a nice brown I like a lot (Noodler’s Golden Brown), and purple/violet just seemed like the right direction–and along came your recent posts. Plus I’ve been looking at the Sailor Pro Gear Purple Cosmos with great interest… it’s fate really, it all seems to just be coming together.


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