De Atramentis Plum
Fountain Pen Ink
Pen: Sailor Magellan Demonstrator – Medium nib
Ink: De Atramentis Plum Scented Ink
Paper: Kyokuto F.O.B. COOP Dot Grid in B5
Notes: Wow…Finally a De Atramentis ink that I actually really like! I wish the rest of their line performed as well as this one does. No feathering or bleeding, and it’s just the right amount of wetness. The color is like a darker Iroshizuku Ku-Jaku, which I really like. I only wish the Ku-Jaku was a bit darker, but the De Atramentis Plum definitely fills that void. This is a scented ink, but the pleasant plum scent is really only noticeable when filling the pen from the bottle, of if you get dangerously close to the feed. To me, the scented ink thing is kind of gimmicky, but I guess if you were using a dip pen and had a open ink well, it could add to the experience. The smell doesn’t affect the performance, which once again is really great. The ink shades really nicely, from a light turquoise to a deep blue-green. Make sure you click on the images and blow them up to full size, it’s really nice to look at. I was expecting some purples, because that’s typically what I think of when I hear the word “plum”, but not here. If you’ve had less than enjoyable experiences with De Atramentis ink before (I’m looking at you, Oriental Red), check this one out. You won’t be disappointed. Oh yeah, and thanks to Azizah over at Gourmet Pens for sending over the sample!
Thanks for reading and enjoy the pictures!
- Great color
- The scent is there, but it’s hard to detect
6 thoughts on “De Atramentis Plum – Ink Review”
I tried to post a comment and it wouldn’t let me so if this is a double, I’m sorry. I was saying I’m so glad we finally found a De Atramentis ink you like!! I love plum, it’s one of my personal favourites!
Thanks Ed for the review. I will add it to my samples want list. Though I am confused on their choice of color names. I get the scenting thing but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a turquoise hued plum.
It’s definitely capable of being a darker blue with the right pen and nib combination, but I think they definitely could have came up with a better name.