Private Reserve

Private Reserve Velvet Black Ink Sample (3ml Vial)

( 4 Reviews )

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A 3ml sample of Private Reserve Velvet Black fountain pen ink, labeled with the name of the ink brand and color, in a plastic ink sample vial with a dip at the bottom to allow you to easily get every drop. Under new ownership in 2021, Private Reserve Ink features bright, vibrant colors with excellent flow.

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Volume - 3ml

Vial Material - Plastic

Color Group - Black

4 Reviews

Rev. A. Gothman Nov 20, 2017

Finally found my "Purple-Black"…

I originally ordered this because I had read it did some amazing 'sheening'; well, I can't say I was able to see much of that (probably me). But I have been looking for years for an ink this dark (looks black unless you pay close attention) but is really a deep purple bordering on black. Wow. Is there such a thing as a "grail ink"?

Michael Heenan Nov 20, 2017

Actually a super-dark purple

This isn't black the way HOD is black... it's a hyper-dark purple, which is only visible on rare occasions of flexing or otherwise applying very light strokes. All the praise for its smoothness is justified... this ink makes my nibs feel smoother and glides beautifully on the page. If you're looking for truly, truly black, this is a near miss. If you're looking for a very dark ink that will pass for black 99 percent of the time and that is a pleasure to use, this is a solid hit.

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