Platinum Mix-Free Silky Purple
You’ll be drawn to this vibrant ink like a moth to a flame!
Platinum Silky Purple is really more of a magenta than a purple, but it’s gorgeous nonetheless. I’ll be reviewing the ink as a stand-alone color, but it’s worth noting that the 9 platinum ‘Mix-Free” colors are formulated to be mixed together so you can create any color you want! These inks come in a 60ml, bulging cube-shaped glass bottle.
Most of the colors in the Platinum Mix-Free line are (understandably) pretty simple and vibrant, but Silky Purple is a real stand-out! The color is fairly uniform in both a fine and a broad nib, ranging from a bright fuchsia to a deeper magenta where the ink pools on the page. In the areas of deepest saturation, Silky Purple even produces some greenish-gold sheen that contrasts beautifully with the color of the ink.
Platinum Silky Purple was a well-behaved ink with good flow and no feathering or bleedthrough on Rhodia paper. Dry times were excellent at 15 to 25 seconds. There was absolutely no water resistance to this ink, but clean-up was a breeze!
As a stand-alone ink, Platinum Silky Purple is a beautiful magenta that writes well, is safe for your pen, and offers a little bit of sheen. As if that weren’t enough, however, it can be mixed with other platinum colors like Aurora Blue and Smoky Black. You can mix inks without fear… or even dip a pen that’s already inked for a cool tie-dye effect! There are a few other great inks that are almost the same color as Silky Purple, but none of them offer the sort of options that come with Platinum’s Mix-free line. I know I want the whole set now, but since Silky Purple is such a pretty color on its own, it’s the perfect color to start your collection!
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