With the help of Diamine, this color was designed by the Fountain Pens UK Facebook group. They wanted to try and create the ultimate purple fountain pen ink.
Monboddo’s Hat - Lord Monboddo was a Scottish writer who delved into evolutionary theory while teaching orang-utans to play the flute. As far as we know, the latter-day purple ink enthusiast who goes by the nom-de-plume of Scribble Monboddo may or may not be a distant relation – but he definitely has a top hat in this splendid colour, a mid-purple veering towards the blue with a feint yellow sheen. The Fountain Pens UK community on Facebook selected this as one of their two choices from ten Diamine prototypes, in an exercise co-ordinated by Bernardo Gomes. The ink is recommended for fountain pens which naturally run wet.
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Diamine Bottled Ink in Monboddo's Hat Specifications
30mL Plastic Ink Bottle
Color: Purple (pinky purple with hints of a feint green/gold sheen)
Made in the UK
High-Quality Safe Ink for your Fountain Pen
Suitable for all fountain pen brands
The Diamine Ink Co have been ink manufacturers since 1864 and have upheld their reputation for producing the finest quality of fountain pen inks calligraphy inks drawing inks and writing inks. Imported from the UK we are proud to offer the full line of Diamine colors in 30mL bottles with some colors also being offered ink international size ink cartridges.
Please note that ink color swab depicted on our item listing image is for reference only. The actual color of the ink may be subject to variations in manufacturing and computerized scanning quality of the sample