Since I've got a little stock of ink reviews already written up, I thought I'd carry on the tradition of Tools of the Trade and post up another one. This one's not a blue! Shock! Gasp! Seriously though, I have a few other non-inky tricks up my sleeve for the blog, but I enjoy smearing cool colors all over my desk enough that ink reviews are a natch.
Private Reserve DC Super Violet
This ink is a fun one, and I'm glad I got a big bottle of it when I had the chance. It was a limited edition, brewed up by the folks at Private Reserve for the DC Pen Show. It is my understanding that they only released 500 bottles of it, which is a shame because I will miss it when it is gone. I'm a purple fan and have several different shades, but this one has a special nuclear, eye-searing quality I haven't found elsewhere. I think that PR has a history of making these special edition inks part of their usual production runs, so maybe this one will get the same treatment.
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The scan is missing a bit of vibrancy and looks a little darker than what I see in front of me, but you can check out color corrected swabs at Goulet Pens. (No affiliation except a satisfied customer and active user of their impressive library of swabs and info!) It also appears that they have some small bottles in stock right now. I still don't know if it is considered a "regular" color now, but buy them up!